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Vandals Put Past Behind Them, Work Harder To Prepare for North Dakota

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The Vandals felt embarrassed after losing 32-15 to Bowling Green last week and promise a better performance on Saturday (Photo: SWX) The Vandals felt embarrassed after losing 32-15 to Bowling Green last week and promise a better performance on Saturday (Photo: SWX)

The Idaho Vandals are working this week to put the painful past behind them and focus on the next opportunity: a matchup with FCS foe North Dakota.

The Vandals manhandled UND last year, beating them 45-0 in the season opener.

This year, Akey's Army is reeling after a season-opening loss to Bowling Green. That woeful performance has forced the Vandals to work harder and prepare more diligently this week.

Up Next for Idaho...

North Dakota
vs.
Idaho

Sat., Sept. 10
at 2:00 p.m. (PT)

TV: SWX


"This was an embarrassing loss for us - a tough game for us," said running back Ryan Bass, referring to the loss to Bowling Green. "But what can you do? We just have to not think about it too much."

Bass said a lot of film-watching is in order this week.

"From here on our we're using this as motivation," added linebacker Tre'Shawn Robinson. "We're going to come to practice every day - working - and doing the little things right. That's what makes a big difference."

Head coach Robb Akey said the team was hurt, upset and embarrassed about their performance last week. But now they know what happened and what needs to happen to correct the team's course.

North Dakota comes into Saturday's game on a high after beating Drake 16-0.

Akey said North Dakota's quarterback, from Issaquah, Wash., is a talented and competitive "son of a gun".

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