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Idaho notebook: Vandals’ hopes of quick start against Eastern Washington faded away

Leading up to the renewal of the Big Sky rivalry with Eastern Washington, Idaho coach Paul Petrino preached about the importance of getting off to a good start and limiting …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: UC Davis rallies past Montana 49-21 behind Jake Maier

Junior quarterback Jake Maier threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading a second-half rally that carried UC Davis past Montana 49-21 on Saturday in Missoula.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Eric Barriere shines as Eastern Washington tops Idaho in return to Roos Field

Eastern Washington coach Aaron Best confirms that quarterback Gage Gubrud will undergo season-ending surgery.


Q&A: Eastern Washington safety, Spokane product Cole Karstetter big part of Eagles’ defense

Add Eastern Washington safety Cole Karstetter to the growing list of Eagles with Idaho ties.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Blast from the past: Eastern Washington’s wins over Idaho helped build program into national powerhouse

Was Idaho and Eastern Washington an unrequited rivalry? Depends who you ask. There was never a question of who had the better football program, though.


Fifth-ranked Eastern Washington ready to host improving Idaho for first time since 1994

When the Vandals (3-4, 2-2 Big Sky) visit fifth-ranked EWU (5-2, 3-1) Saturday at noon at Roos Field – their first meeting in Cheney since 1994 – the Eagles expect …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Eastern Washington, Idaho set to resume gridiron rivalry featuring fresh, familiar faces

Brian Strandley remembers lining up against a behemoth Eastern Washington offensive line when Idaho’s annual tilt with the Eagles was more than just a Big Sky Conference affair.


Eastern Washington notebook: Eagles safety Calin Criner spent years around the Idaho Vandals

From fourth grade to his freshman year at Moscow High, Criner shadowed his father, Mark Criner, Idaho’s defensive coordinator from 2007-2012.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Top efforts highlights Idaho’s homecoming rout of Southern Utah

The Idaho team that had been expected to dominate Big Sky Conference competition in its return to the Football Championship Subdivision finally put in an appearance for homecoming.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Idaho’s Rahsaan Crawford always ready for contact, whether he’s on offense or defense

Rahsaan Crawford toils in the anonymity of the offensive and defensive lines and as a blocking back for the Idaho Vandals, yet he has the liveliest idiom on the team.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Idaho looks to get back to winning ways in homecoming date with Southern Utah

Deflated by a 24-23 loss to Montana State a week ago, when an extra-point attempt narrowly missed, the Idaho Vandals are out to show they’re not demoralized.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Quarterback-rich Big Sky Conference riddled with injuries

Over half the teams in the 13-member Big Sky Conference have been affected by an injury at quarterback at this season, some cases more serious than others.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Weber State continues to give Eastern Washington’s offense trouble

After the 13th-ranked Wildcats’ 14-6 dispatching of the fourth-ranked EWU on Saturday at Stewart Stadium, Hill’s unit has now allowed an average of 13.3 points against the Eagles since 2015.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Davis Alexander runs for 3 TDs as Portland State beats Northern Colorado

Davis Alexander passed for 90 yards and ran for 72 yards and three touchdowns to help Portland State beat Northern Colorado 35-14 on Saturday in Portland.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Weber State shuts down Eastern Washington in defensive showcase

No. 13 Weber State and its vaunted defense had its way with fourth-ranked EWU in a 14-6 slugfest, holding the typically explosive Eagles to a paltry 247 yards and their …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Missed PAT lifts Montana State over Idaho 24-23

The Vandals (2-4, 1-3) drove for what appeared to be the tying points when David Ungerer scampered in on a broken reverse-pass play from 9 yards. Cade Coffey was wide …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

High-powered Eastern Washington offense ready for staunch Weber State defense

His offense has seen better days, but Weber State head coach Jay Hill still boasts one of the best defenses in the land.


Mason Petrino set to guide Idaho offense at Montana State

Through five games, the Vandals have alternated between junior Mason Petrino and sophomore Colton Richardson – sometimes play-to-play.


Self-made linebacker Ketner Kupp leads Eastern Washington’s resurgent defense

It was a freak play, but Ketner Kupp blames himself. The last time the Eastern Washington linebacker suited up his with now-budding NFL receiver brother, Cooper Kupp, he was on …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Noah Johnson has overcome injuries to become leader of Idaho’s offensive line

Two years ago, Noah Johnson was standing at the entrance to the Kibbie Dome, an anxious freshman from Arkansas, new to the Northwest and wearing an Idaho Vandals game uniform …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eric Barriere taking charge of Eagles’ powerful offense

EWU head coach Aaron Best said he’ll know more about Gubrud’s injury this week and if he’ll be ready to go Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Northern Arizona upsets Weber State in turnover-filled game

Cory Young ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown to help Northern Arizona beat Weber State 28-24 in a turnover-filled game on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Eastern Washington notebook: Eric Barriere’s confidence began a year ago in win at North Dakota

When Eric Barriere was thrust into the starting quarterback role in a game at North Dakota last November, it was a trial-by-fire scenario for the then-freshman.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Tanner Gueller throws eight touchdown passes as Idaho State routs Idaho in Big Sky showdown

Tanner Gueller threw for eight touchdowns and 492 yards, although the Vandals were able to hang around through the third quarter, drawing as close as 13 points, 41-28, with 5:25 …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

No Gage Gubrud, no problem: Eastern Washington routs Southern Utah without star quarterback

The face of its program in street clothes and a medical boot, fifth-ranked Eastern Washington still throttled the defending Big Sky Conference co-champion Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Eastern Washington begins “Revenge Tour” against winless Southern Utah

EWU corner Josh Lewis has also been champing at the bit for another crack at Southern Utah, the defending conference co-champion whose winless September included to games against Pac-12 Arizona …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Idaho set to renew in-state rivalry with Idaho State

Idaho’s matchup with Idaho State in Pocatello is unique from at least three perspectives. It will be the first time the two have played since 2008, and the first time …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s defense putting up impressive numbers through first five games of season

FCS pundits know Eastern Washington for its video game-like numbers, golden-arm quarterbacks and fleet-footed receivers, even when their counterpart is providing ample opportunities. The Eagles’ defense just hasn’t had the …


Upbeat Idaho cornerback Dorian Clark finally plays without pain

Dorian Clark developed early for the Vandals. He got into nine games as a freshman. He was supposed to be a grayshirt, but injuries on the depth chart ahead of …


Methodical Vandals wear down Portland State for first Big Sky Conference football win in 23 years

Idaho fashioned its first Big Sky Conference football victory since its return to the conference after 23 years away, wearing down Portland State 20-7 on Saturday.