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.
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- WSU 96, San Diego 56 (Great Alaska Shootout championship game)/ESPN
- Vandal cagers clobber Eastern Washington 76-54/Sportslink; ESPN boxscore
- Stephen Austin 44, Eastern Washington 33
Question: Will you consider Idaho's season successful, if it doesn't get a bowl bid?