Davis Alexander threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Portland State scored all of the game’s points after halftime in a 24-0 victory over Idaho on Saturday.
If Idaho’s offense has difficulty getting untracked against Portland State, it is because the Vandals’ past has come back to haunt them.
Near the close of a Vandals practice this week, Idaho coach Paul Petrino exhorted the punt block team to not merely go through the motions but to believe in the play.
Doug’s Lloyd’s score on a fake field goal was the margin of victory but hardly the end of excitement in a game the Wildcats held on to win, 41-35.
With the exception of a loss to Montana last year, Idaho is undefeated in the Kibbie Dome over the last two seasons.
Kyle Perry represents the kind of well-rounded student-athlete a state school like the University of Idaho gets when its recruiting is on its game. He is not merely a Vandal, but an Idaho Vandal, a product of his state.
Jace Bobo’s interception helped set up Ben Raybon’s 32-yard field goal with 4:06 remaining and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 27-24 on Saturday in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.
Idaho’s most recent road win occurred in its Football Bowl Subdivision finale, 24-10 against Georgia State on Dec. 12, 2017.
Four days after a breakthrough game, a pair of practitioners of a fundamental football art were still lifted by their performance as the Idaho Vandals concluded a workout on a late afternoon that finally felt like football weather this week.
Former Idaho standout and New Orleans Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss will miss the rest of his rookie season after sustaining a knee injury, according to New Orleans Advocate reporter Amie Just.
Faux outrage is fun reserved for winners, and surely the Vandals were that on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome – 35-27 over the school up the road, Eastern Washington, which Idaho hadn’t beaten in 20 years, though granted that amounted to just three defeats.
The Idaho team that was supposed to show up last year and run roughshod over the Big Sky Conference finally arrived.