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Utah State 52, Idaho 49

Utah State running back Derrvin Speight (21) breaks loose into the Idaho backfield during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho. Utah State won 52-49. (Dean Hare / Moscow-pullman Daily News)
Utah State running back Derrvin Speight (21) breaks loose into the Idaho backfield during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho. Utah State won 52-49. (Dean Hare / Moscow-pullman Daily News)

 Utah State running back Derrvin Speight (21) breaks loose into the Idaho backfield during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow. Utah State won 52-49. ESPN boxscore here. (AP Photo/Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Dean Hare)

They met a few feet outside the media room, the backup quarterback pressed into action and the coach who had just finished trying to express his jumbled emotions. When Robb Akey saw backup quarterback Brian Reader, all he could think to do was provide a bear hug and words of consolation. “I thought it would be a fantastic finish,” the Vandals coach said to Reader. “I thought you would be the hero of the day.” But no, the late-game thrills that had come to define Idaho’s season inside the Kibbie Dome didn’t materialize Saturday. The Vandals coughed up the ball twice in the fourth quarter and absorbed a 52-49 loss to Utah State in their regular-season finale/Josh Wright, SR. More here.

Question: Will you consider Idaho's season successful, if it doesn't get a bowl bid?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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