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Idaho defense stifles Idaho State in last game for both head coaches

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 20, 2021

Idaho celebrates a rivalry game win over Idaho State on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 in Pocatello, Idaho. The Vandals won 14-0 in Paul Petrino's last game as head coach.  (Courtesy Idaho Athletics)
Idaho celebrates a rivalry game win over Idaho State on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 in Pocatello, Idaho. The Vandals won 14-0 in Paul Petrino's last game as head coach. (Courtesy Idaho Athletics)
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POCATELLO – Zach Borisch and Trase Le Texier each had a short-yardage touchdown run, and Idaho beat Idaho State 14-0 on Saturday in the last game for both head coaches.

Idaho State (1-10, 1-7 Big Sky Conference) announced before the game that Rob Phenicie, on contract until January 2023, will be reassigned. Phenicie has been in the program since 2015, the past five as head coach.

Idaho (4-7, 3-5) announced on Thursday that its boosters will buy out the remaining year of Paul Petrino’s contract. He has been at the helm since 2013, which included the program’s transition from FBS to FCS.

Le Texier carried the ball just once and scored from the 1 early in the first quarter. Borisch completed 5 of 8 passes and added 64 rushing yards that included a 3-yard touchdown run with 1:37 left in the first quarter.

The Bengals were 0 for 2 in the red zone and twice turned the ball over with fumbles.

ISU’s Sagan Gronauer and Hunter Hays were a combined 18-of-32 passing for 195 yards.

It was the 42nd meeting in the rivalry that dates to 1929. Idaho leads the series 29-13.

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