With the often playoff-bound Eastern Washington football team out of contention this year and destined for nothing better than an eighth-place finish in the Big Sky standings, the intrigue of this final regular-season weekend lies far from Cheney.
On Monday evenings, the University of Idaho football team typically has a meeting focused on events larger than football as coaches seek to get players to bond as teammates and to gain perspective on what they do as student-athletes relative to the larger world.
MOSCOW, Idaho – After dispatching Eastern Washington University 48-16 last Saturday and ensuring a winning record for the first time since 2016, the Idaho Vandals (6-3, 5-1 Big Sky Conference) are tightly focused on their biggest goal, gaining a spot in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
MOSCOW, Idaho – A 2-foot-tall brass trophy that looked like it had come out of deep storage and hadn’t seen daylight for decades loomed over University of Idaho coach Jason Eck and players seated at a table at the UI-Eastern Washington postgame news conference – the old Governor’s Cup for which Idaho and EWU used to play.
Variously standing and sitting in a loose huddle on the Kibbie Dome turf, Roshaun Johnson, Logan Floyd, Dalton Cash, Nate DeGraw, Connor Whitney and Zach Borisch were the object of good-natured banter from their University of Idaho teammates passing by as they left practice.