It wasn't the fact that Idaho went into the 2009 Humanitarian Bowl against Bowling Green as 15 point underdogs. And it wasn't the fact that Idaho suffered huge losses on consecutive weekends leading up to the game, carrying a 7-5 season record and the hopes of tens of thousands of Idaho fans on its back after a decade without a bowl appearance. No, it was a heart pounding 32-second stretch.
July 13, 2014
A SEASON THAT STARTED WITH LOFTY EXPECTATIONS has mercifully come to an end. Saturday afternoon, on the road in Reno, the Vandals exemplified everything endured this season with in a 56-3 thrashing at the hands of the Wolf Pack. The focus now turns to recruiting to fill holes for 2012, building a line around redshirt freshman center MIKE MARBOE, and a shakeup in the coaching staff is likely.
December 5, 2011
WE SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED THIS. After a 2009 season in which Idaho (8-5, 4-4 WAC) came back to win in thrilling fashion on numerous occasions, we should have expected it in today's Humanitarian Bowl. But apparently these resilient Vandals saved their best heart-stopping comeback for last, beating Bowling Green 43-42 on an improbable 66-yard drive in the final 26 seconds, capped by a 2-point play.
December 30, 2009
The wide receiver unit has taken their lumps in recent years, both in the press and on the field. In the last five years Idaho has operated under three different offensive coordinators, and this unit has suffered its share of attrition over the years. But this season, led by senior slot receiver MAX KOMAR and an experienced depth chart, the Vandals are poised to make the passing game a weapon.
August 26, 2009
Last Saturday afternoon in Logan (Utah), with two minutes left in the third quarter, Idaho held a 17-14 lead over Utah State. Then the game exploded, and the Vandals were left with a frustrating 42-17 loss. Despite the loss, freshman receiver Preston Davis caught his first TD pass, sophomore LB Paul Senescall led the defense with nine tackles, and tailback DEONTE JACKSON led Idaho in rushing.
September 22, 2008
IT'S ABOUT WINNING. That was the word from one of the official visitors who just returned from Idaho this weekend. He had been ready to commit to the Vandals but before pulling the trigger, wanted to make certain of one thing - that Idaho was just as committed to winning. What he saw and felt on his trip, he said, was both convincing and evident of that same winning attitude, and at every turn.
December 9, 2007