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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Several players step up to guide Idaho to first Big Sky Conference football win of season

The Idaho Vandals got out to a 24-0 lead and withstood an Idaho State comeback to secure a 45-21 homecoming win, stop a three-game losing streak, and get their first …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Idaho looks to rebound in homecoming tilt against offensive-minded Idaho State

Wins over Northern Iowa, Portland State and North Dakota suggest the Bengals (3-3, 2-1 Big Sky) can deliver a top-end performance in any game.


Idaho tight end Logan Kendall knows his way around the block

Fifty years from now, Logan Kendall may tell his grandchildren about the touchdown he scored against Penn State. But he is under no illusion about his primary role with the …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Idaho held scoreless for first time since 2013 in 24-0 loss at Portland State

Davis Alexander threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Portland State scored all of the game’s points after halftime in a 24-0 victory over Idaho on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Idaho Vandals will test Portland State’s flex defense

If Idaho’s offense has difficulty getting untracked against Portland State, it is because the Vandals’ past has come back to haunt them.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Idaho senior cornerback Lloyd Hightower continues to play at highest level

Near the close of a Vandals practice this week, Idaho coach Paul Petrino exhorted the punt block team to not merely go through the motions but to believe in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 9 p.m.

Idaho Vandals battle but fall short against No. 4 Weber State

Doug’s Lloyd’s score on a fake field goal was the margin of victory but hardly the end of excitement in a game the Wildcats held on to win, 41-35.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 5:08 p.m.

Idaho hosts No. 4 Weber State after missed opportunity at Northern Colorado

With the exception of a loss to Montana last year, Idaho is undefeated in the Kibbie Dome over the last two seasons.


Vandals linebacker Kyle Perry boasts strong Idaho heritage

Kyle Perry represents the kind of well-rounded student-athlete a state school like the University of Idaho gets when its recruiting is on its game. He is not merely a Vandal, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Ben Raybon’s field goal caps Northern Colorado’s 27-24 comeback win over Idaho

Jace Bobo’s interception helped set up Ben Raybon’s 32-yard field goal with 4:06 remaining and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 27-24 on Saturday in the Big Sky Conference opener for both …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Idaho hoping to follow up Eastern Washington upset with Big Sky-opening win at Northern Colorado

Idaho’s most recent road win occurred in its Football Bowl Subdivision finale, 24-10 against Georgia State on Dec. 12, 2017.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Idaho offensive linemen Noah Johnson, Logan Floyd set tone in breakthrough win

Four days after a breakthrough game, a pair of practitioners of a fundamental football art were still lifted by their performance as the Idaho Vandals concluded a workout on a …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

Saints linebacker, former Idaho standout Kaden Elliss put on IR

Former Idaho standout and New Orleans Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss will miss the rest of his rookie season after sustaining a knee injury, according to New Orleans Advocate reporter Amie …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Self-inflicted wounds bite Eagles against Idaho

Chris Ojoh and Jack Sendelbach stood helpless on Eastern Washington’s sideline Saturday, both starting linebackers shelved this week with injuries.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

John Blanchette: Mason Petrino kicks up heels in Idaho’s defining win over Eastern Washington

Faux outrage is fun reserved for winners, and surely the Vandals were that on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome – 35-27 over the school up the road, Eastern Washington, which …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Analysis: Idaho makes a Big Sky statement with upset victory of perennial conference power Eastern Washington

The Idaho team that was supposed to show up last year and run roughshod over the Big Sky Conference finally arrived.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Mason Petrino, Jeff Cotton help Idaho shock 11th-ranked Eastern Washington 35-27

EWU’s struggling defense was carved up by Idaho’s hard-running, dink-and-dunk offense that marched to a 28-0 halftime lead, exceeding its yards-per-game average of 315 in the first half (329 yards).


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

‘Bigger, faster, stronger’ Tre Walker fills big hole in the middle of Idaho’s defense in sophomore season

As a freshman last year, the linebacker from Dos Palos, California, played in all 11 of Idaho’s games on special teams.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho ready to bounce back after heartbreaking losses

Eric Barriere passed for 326 yards and three touchddowns in Eastern Washington’s 38-14 rout of the Vandals in Cheney last year, totaling 70 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Eastern Washington looks to win its third straight game at Idaho’s Kibbie Dome, a once-rare occurrence

As much as Eastern Washington left guard Will Gram wants to darken the mood of the Kibbie Dome on Saturday when the 11th-ranked Eagles visit Idaho, it’s a special venue …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Wyoming holds off Idaho’s upset bid behind pair of Trey Smith touchdowns

It was the first 100-yard game for Smith, a graduate transfer from Louisville.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Idaho looks back at North Dakota victory for blueprint to beat Wyoming

In the thin air of Laramie’s War Memorial Stadium, 7,215 feet above sea level, things can be seen clearly – including, perhaps, what kind of football team Idaho might be …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Wyoming football honors black players dismissed from team in 1969

Fifty years after 14 black football players were kicked off the University of Wyoming football team for seeking to wear armbands to protest racism, eight of them returned to the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Aundre Carter, Roshaun Johnson give Idaho power punch in backfield

The Vandals’ potent rushing recalled Idaho’s waning days in the Sunbelt Conference when the league’s leading rusher and lightning bolt Aaron Duckworth and hard-hitting Isaiah Saunders lined up in Idaho’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

Idaho uses second-half surge to avoid Central Washington’s upset bid in 41-31 victory

If the ever-expanding Big Sky Conference is still looking for members, it could do worse than trying to convince Central Washington to make the move up to the Football Championship …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Idaho looks to rebound from Penn State rout with home opener against talented Central Washington

A Big 10 tidal wave of talent that washed over Idaho in a 79-7 rout against Penn State in the Vandals’ season opener is giving way to Idaho’s home opener …


Big Sky Picks: After lopsided losses, Eastern Washington and Idaho have much easier tasks in Week 2

Eastern Washington beat writer Ryan Collingwood predicts Week 2 games in the Big Sky Conference.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

Idaho defensive stalwart Charles Akanno sets big goals

The big picture of a 79-7 rout aside, Charles Akanno can look at Idaho’s season-opening loss to Penn State with some satisfaction.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Sean Clifford stars, No. 15 Penn State’s defense hammers Idaho 79-7

As college football’s 150th-anniversary season commences, there’s both good and bad news for Idaho as it looks to improve upon last fall’s four-win campaign.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Boise State transfers Kayode Rufai, Mujeeb Rufai ready to help elevate Idaho defense

Including the Rufais, there are six sets of brothers playing with the Vandals, and fathers and sons associated with the program.