Deon Watson loves visiting the Treasure Valley. In particular, Watson enjoys playing at Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium. The senior wide receiver from Coeur d’Alene caught a 74-yard touchdown pass as he helped the Idaho football team handle Colorado State 61-50 in a wild Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Thursday. It was the third victory Watson has been part of at BSU’s stadium.
Idaho took control in the second quarter and built a 34-point lead in the third quarter as the Vandals knocked off heavily favored Colorado State 61-50 in the 20th Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Thursday before a crowd of 24,975 at Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium.
First, Matt Linehan sizzled on the field. Then he made waves in a postgame radio interview. After leading Idaho to a 61-50 win in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the junior quarterback told ESPN Radio that Idaho belonged in the FBS.
What to watch as Idaho plays Colorado State in the Potato Bowl on Thursday in Boise.
In his first two seasons as Idaho football coach, Paul Petrino tried not to let the losing get to him.
Being an underdog is nothing new to the University of Idaho football team. For the Vandals to find themselves 13
As his father followed the bouncing basketball for a paycheck through Europe and South America, Deon Watson Jr. saw exotic ports of call, met interesting new playmates and acquired some skills which flabbergasted his parents.
Ed Hall is a walk-on-turned-starter whose dad plays on a reality TV show. Kaden Elliss is a turnover-producing force whose dad starred in the NFL. Tony Lashley, whose position coach says he has a Ray Lewis-like mindset, is Idaho’s leading tackler.
Trent Cowan grew up wanting to play for the Idaho Vandals – to play for the team he had loved all his life. He also dreamed of facing Boise State at Broncos Stadium after traveling to the Idaho-BSU game every year with his family.
On Thursday evening, the Idaho Vandals completed their fifth practice to prep for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, where they will face Colorado State on Thursday at 4 p.m. PST.