Vandals Report


 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

Idaho Vandals football capsule

Idaho Vandals football capsuleVandals at RebelsKickoff: 6:05 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium Records: Idaho (1-2), UNLV (1-2) Internet/Radio: Mountain West Network, unlvrebels.com; 1280-AM and 1080-AM Overview: The Vandals finish their nonconference slate with a game that they knew before the season would be ...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016

Washington State Cougars nose tackle Robert Barber (92) reacts after he blocked a kick Idaho Vandals place kicker Austin Rehkow (5) during half of a college football game on Saturday, Sep 17, 2016, at Martin Stadium in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Robert Barber ignites Cougars to 56-6 win over Idaho 

Robert Barber ignites Cougars to 56-6 win over IdahoAt the end of a hellish week that saw him arrested and possibly kicked out of school, Robert Barber made a play that injected life into his lethargic team and sprung the Cougars to a 56-6 victory over the Vandals that the program and fan base sorely needed.

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Idaho head coach Paul Petrino reacts as Vandals quarterback Matt Linehan (10) exits the field after a failure to convert on a fourth down pass during the second half of Saturday’s 56-6 loss at WSU. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Petrino accepts blame for Vandals shortcomings

Petrino accepts blame for Vandals shortcomingsPaul Petrino shouldered all of the blame. The backbreaking blocked field goal, the poor execution on offense, the shoddy special teams? “That all just goes back to me,” the Idaho coach said Saturday afternoon after a second straight Pac-12 school overwhelmed the Vandals.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016

Teammates greet Washington running back Myles Gaskin (9) after Gaskin scored a touchdown against Idaho in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

Jake Browning leads No. 18 Washington past Idaho, 59-14

Jake Browning leads No. 18 Washington past Idaho, 59-14The contract payout was the only consolation for the Vandals on Saturday afternoon after they endured a 59-14 stoning at the hands of No. 8 Washington at Husky Stadium – keeping in tact streaks that go back a decade for Chris Petersen and 111 years for the Huskies.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016

Paul Petrino says Idaho faces Washington team that is complete package

Paul Petrino says Idaho faces Washington team that is complete packageVandals at HuskiesKickoff: 2 p.m. at Husky Stadium Records: Idaho (1-0), Washington (1-0) TV/Radio: Pac-12 Network; 1280-AM and 1080-AM Overview: Paul Petrino sees all the ingredients for an elite football team in No. 8 Washington. “They’ve got fast receivers, good ...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016

Idaho defenders bring down Montana State receiver Jayshawn Gates during the first half on Thursday in Moscow, Idaho. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Blanchette: Vandals sidestep Bobcats in season opener

Blanchette: Vandals sidestep Bobcats in season openerCollege football’s dating service throws in a sense of humor for no extra fee. A favorite ploy is sending a newly hired coach back to play the school which employed him the year before, for drama real and contrived.

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Idaho tight end Deon Watson (3) hauls in a long pass for a first down against Montana State during the first half of a college football game on Thursday, Sep 1, 2016, outside the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, ID.  TYLER TJOMSLAND tylert@spokesman.com (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Defense answers call as Idaho holds off Montana State in opener

Defense answers call as Idaho holds off Montana State in openerMOSCOW – Late into Thursday night’s season opener, the Idaho football team morphed into something that it didn’t expect to have to become. Matt Linehan, betrayed by his arm, became almost exclusively a running quarterback. Idaho’s usually productive wideouts and ...

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UI football by the numbers

UI football by the numbersPaul Petrino is the son of a former college college coach, and he loves recruiting players who grew up with similar backgrounds. That shows on Idaho’s roster. At least seven players on this year’s team are football coach’s sons. The ...

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Idaho defensive coordinator Mike Breske. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Mike Breske has high hopes for deeper Idaho defense

Mike Breske has high hopes for deeper Idaho defenseMOSCOW – Mike Breske’s last two defensive coordinator jobs have been on the Palouse, first at Washington State and now at Idaho. If you’re wondering if he has a fondness for the area’s rolling wheat fields or chose UI so ...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016

Tyler Bruggman, a transfer from Washington State, will start for Montana State on Thursday against the Vandals in the Kibbie Dome. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Vandals season of promise starts against Montana State in Kibbie Dome 

Vandals season of promise starts against Montana State in Kibbie DomeMOSCOW – Kris Cinkovich senses a pattern with the Idaho Vandals, one he’s seen from other rise-from-the-ashes college football programs. A new coach takes over a program that lost its way, and the first year “you get your (butts) kicked, ...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016

Idaho and WSU agree to play in 2020

Idaho and WSU agree to play in 2020PULLMAN—Washington State and Idaho have yet to face each other in 2016, but the two football programs have already added a 2020 rematch.The Cougars, who host the Vandals on Sept. 17, will again welcome their border rivals on Sept. 19, ...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016

Matt Linehan is the solid No. 1 quarterback for the Vandals, with Mason Petrino emerging as the likely backup. (File/Associated Press)

Mason Petrino showing his playmaking skills for Idaho Vandals

Mason Petrino showing his playmaking skills for Idaho VandalsMOSCOW – Idaho wide receiver David Ungerer has seen the same playmaking Mason Petrino with the Vandals as he witnessed when both played at Pullman High School. The question is, how much of Petrino will UI fans see on game ...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016

THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2016

Vandals open practice with high expectations, emotions

Vandals open practice with high expectations, emotionsMOSCOW – The air crackled before Idaho’s first 2016 practice with the excitement of a team whose expectations are unusually and unabashedly high. While many teams (and even more politicians) have spent this summer trying to downplay expectations, the Vandals ...

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016

Vandals picked to finish eighth in Sun Belt football poll 

Vandals picked to finish eighth in Sun Belt football pollIdaho is picked to finish eighth among 11 football teams in the Sun Belt Conference, the league announced Monday. The Vandals, who went 3-5 in conference play and 4-8 overall last year, earned 48 votes – ahead of New Mexico ...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016

Idaho head coach Paul Petrino watches the 2013 matchup against Washington State unfold, a game WSU won 42-0. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho extends Paul Petrino’s contract through 2020

Idaho extends Paul Petrino’s contract through 2020The Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday approved a three-year contract extension for Vandals football coach Paul Petrino. The Board approved a proposal that extends Petrino’s tenure through 2020. Petrino’s previous deal was set to expire in December 2017.

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Season status

Record: 2-2

Next game:
UI vs. Troy, Oct. 1

Previous game:
UI vs. UNLV


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