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Nevada penalized after French Fry bath in Idaho Potato bowl

Dec 23, 2020, 8:37 AM
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Nevada coach Jay Norvell receives the bath of french fries as he hugs running back Toa Taua (35) at the end of the team's 38-27 win over Tulane in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)
(AP Photo/Steve Conner)

With 17 seconds left on the clock and a commanding lead over Tulane during the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Nevada embraced what is probably the most Idaho tradition in sport: The french fry bath.

Hoisting a blue cooler filled with the sliced spuds the Wolf Pack covered head coach Jay Norvell in fries.

Right after that, players dumped a big orange cooler full of Gatorade right into his face. 

Their zealous celebrations, though, didn’t go unnoticed by the officiating crew. After a fair number of the fries ended up on the blue “smurf turf” in Boise, the team was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

That french fry bath penalty allowed Tulane one final push to score a 65-yard touchdown. Nevada was still able to keep the victory, though, finishing the game 38-27.

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Nevada penalized after French Fry bath in Idaho Potato bowl