KICKOFF: 2 p.m. at Kibbie Dome
Records: UI 1-1; SDSU 1-1
TV/Radio: SWX (delayed until 4 p.m.)/1080-AM
Overview: The Vandals appear to be a superior team than last year’s 2-10 club, and today will be a good gauge for how far they’ve come. Idaho will break in the renovated Kibbie Dome against San Diego State, which handed UI a 45-17 setback last year. The Aztecs return quarterback Ryan Lindley and dynamic receiver Vincent Brown, so Vandals fans will get to judge for themselves if there has been improvement or not. “I hope we’ve stirred their excitement a little bit with the two first ballgames,” coach Robb Akey said of UI faithful. “… If nothing else (I want them to) come check out the Dome. I just want them in here.” Akey thinks a revved-up crowd can make a difference to sidetrack SDSU, coached by former Ball State coach Brady Hoke.