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Gamblin’ Vandals set their own rules

Vandals receiver Preston Davis evades Bowling Green’s secondary during first-half play Wednesday at Bronco Stadium in Boise. Idaho Press-Tribune (Greg Kreller Idaho Press-Tribune)
Vandals receiver Preston Davis evades Bowling Green’s secondary during first-half play Wednesday at Bronco Stadium in Boise. Idaho Press-Tribune (Greg Kreller Idaho Press-Tribune)

Vandals receiver Preston Davis evades Bowling Green’s secondary during first-half play Wednesday at Bronco Stadium in Boise. Idaho Press-Tribune

BOISE – If it wasn’t completely true before, it became true Wednesday: Idaho football turned the corner.

And ran smack into 1998.

You know what this means, don’t you? Every Vandals football coach – caught in the klieg lights on the biggest of stages, weighing the merits of all-or-nothing against the safety of a tie or the conservative call – will have no real choice but to push all his chips into the pot.

Because now it’s tradition.

As the yearly bowlapalooza continues to expand like Tiger Woods’ little black book, the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl is one of those snarkily cited by college football’s snob elite as being, well, irrelevant and unnecessary and not worthy of their attention.

Folks, not if Idaho shows up. More game analysis here.

Still basking in the post-game glow?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.