Idaho releases 2014 football schedule

THE 2014 IDAHO FOOTBALL SCHEDULE was released this weekend and the Vandals open with a tough road date on August 30th at traditional SEC power Florida, then launch their first season as members of the Sun Belt Conference at Louisiana-Monroe on September 6th. Inside is Idaho's press release, including dates for Homecoming, Dad's Weekend and more (also included is Idaho's spring football schedule).

The following is an official press release from the University of Idaho Athletic Media Relations Department.

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Vandals jump right into the thick of things when the 2014 football season opens with them at Florida on Aug. 30 followed by their Sun Belt Conference opener at Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 6.

"It will be fun for the guys to go play in the opener at Florida in the Swamp," second-year head coach Paul Petrino said. "The second game will be a big game for us at Louisiana-Monroe. It's our first conference game; a game that will be exciting to go down there and play."

The Vandals then have a pair of non-conference games (Sept. 13 vs. Western Michigan and Sept. 20 at Ohio University) before heading back into Sun Belt action with games vs. South Alabama (Sept. 27), at Texas State (Oct. 4), at Georgia Southern (Oct. 11), vs. New Mexico State (Oct. 18) and vs. Arkansas State (Nov. 1) before a break from league action at San Diego State on Nov. 8. They wrap up the regular-season with a home game vs. Troy (Nov. 15) and a road game at Appalachian State on Nov. 29. Idaho has byes on Oct. 25 and Nov. 22.

Idaho will celebrate Hall of Fame Weekend, Dads' Weekend and Ag Days during the Sep. 27 game vs. South Alabama; Homecoming is Oct. 18 vs. New Mexico State; Military Appreciation Day is Nov. 1 vs. Arkansas State, and Senior Day is Nov. 15 vs. Troy.

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2014 VANDAL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

August
30 @ Florida (Gainesville, Fla.), 4-8, 3-5 (SEC)

September
6 @ Louisiana-Monroe (Monroe, La.), 6-6, 4-3 (Sun Belt)
13 WESTERN MICHIGAN (Moscow, Ida.), 1-11, 1-7 (Mid-American)
20 @ Ohio University (Athens, Ohio), 7-6, 4-4 (Mid-American)
27 SOUTH ALABAMA (Moscow, Ida.), 6-6, 4-3 (Sun Belt)

October
4 @ Texas State (San Marcos, Texas), 6-6, 2-5 (Sun Belt)
11 @ Georgia Southern (Statesboro, Ga.), 7-4, 4-4 (Southern)
18 NEW MEXICO STATE (Moscow, Ida.), 2-10 (Independent)
25 -- BYE --

November
1 ARKANSAS STATE (Moscow, Ida.), 8-5, 5-2 (Sun Belt)
8 @ San Diego State (San Diego, Calif.), 8-5, 6-2 (Mountain West)
15 TROY UNIVERSITY (Moscow, Ida.), 6-6, 4-3 (Sun Belt)
22 -- BYE --
29 @ Appalachian State (Boone, N.C.), 4-8, 4-4 (Southern)


2014 IDAHO SPRING FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

The Vandals kick off spring football on March 28 at 4 p.m. They follow with practices March 30 at 3 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on April 2, 4, 7, 9, 14, 16, 18, 21 and 24. They have scrimmages at 10 a.m. on April 5, 12 and 19.

On April 5, the coaching staff will have its second annual Football 101. The Paul Petrino Golf Tournament is April 26.


March:
28 Practice, 4 p.m.
30 Practice, 3 p.m.

April:
2 Practice, 4 p.m.
4 Practice, 4 p.m.
5 Scrimmage, 10 a.m. + Football 101 - Mom's Weekend (SATURDAY)
7 Practice, 4 p.m.
9 Practice, 4 p.m.
12 Scrimmage, 10 a.m. (SATURDAY)
14 Practice, 4 p.m.
16 Practice, 4 p.m.
18 Practice, 4 p.m.
19 Scrimmage, 10 a.m. (SATURDAY)
21 Practice, 4 p.m.
24 Practice, 4 p.m.
25 Silver and Gold Spring Game (FRIDAY)
26 Second Annual Paul Petrino VSF Golf Tournament





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