IDAHO VANDALS NEWS

Lumberjacks hold off Idaho to snap 7-game skid

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Mike Green and Chris Yanku each scored 17 points as Northern Arizona held on to beat Idaho 72-70 on Saturday to snap a seven-game skid.Marcus DeBerry hit a 3 to stretch the Lumberjacks' lead to 69-61 with 2:45 remaining. Idaho used a 6-0 spurt, but Yanku and Ako Kaluna each made one of two free throws to push Northern Arizona's (4-18, 2-9 Big Sky Conference) lead...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona holds off Idaho with 72-70 victory

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Mike Green and Chris Yanku each scored 17 points as Northern Arizona held on to beat Idaho 72-70 on Saturday to snap a seven-game skid. Marcus DeBerry hit a 3 to stretch the Lumberjacks' lead to 69-61 with 2:45 remaining. Idaho used a 6-0 spurt, but Yanku and Ako Kaluna each made one of two free throws to push Northern Arizona's (4-18, 2-9 Big Sky Conference...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Egbert helps Idaho beat Southern Utah 68-44

Cedar City, Utah (AP) Ty Egbert scored 12 points with two blocked shots and Idaho surged in the second half to beat Southern Utah 68-44 on Thursday night, avenging an earlier loss to the Thunderbirds, who have now lost five straight. Nick Blair and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan scored 10 apiece and Idaho (14-9, 6-4 Big Sky) outrebounded Southern Utah 37-23 while shooting 54 percent from...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarbaugh free throws lift Idaho past Portland State, 56-55

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Chris Sarbaugh converted two free throws with eight seconds left to give Idaho a 56-55 victory over Portland State Saturday night. The Vikings led by four, 53-49 with 4:30 left in the game. Ty Egbert scored on a layup to halve the lead and Nate Sherwood halved it again by hitting the first of two free throws with 2:19 left. Cameron Forte scored to push the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Idaho hands Montana first Big Sky loss, 63-58

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Victor Sanders scored 27 points and Idaho handed Montana its first Big Sky Conference defeat, 63-58, Thursday night. The win by the Vandals (12-7, 4-2) snapped Montana's seven-game win streak, dealt the Grizzlies (11-7, 6-1) their first home loss and left Weber State alone atop the Big Sky at 5-0. It was Idaho's first victory in Missoula since 1999. The Vandals...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Idaho football is looking at FBS, FCS options with vote coming

With the University of Idaho’s football future up in the air, school president Chuck Staben met with Idaho Statesman about the program and it’s future. He told the Statesman the university will show a video presentation to the Sun Belt Conference presidents in February, and pitch their case to remain in the conference. The presidents are scheduled to vote in early March on...
Via The Comeback
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Idaho could become first FBS team to drop to FCS

In 2001, the Idaho Vandals made the jump from Division I-AA to the Sun Belt, where the stayed for four seasons before jumping to the now-defunct Western Athletic Conference. Since then, the team hasn’t had much success as they have had one winning season, in 2009 when they went 8-5 and won the Humanitarian Bowl. It looks like the Vandals could be making history in the next few...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Callandret, Sanders lead Idaho to 78-74 win over Cougars

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Perrion Callandret scored 25 points and Victor Sanders added 20 as the Idaho Vandals edged Washington State 78-74 on Thursday night. The Vandals (6-5) defeated WSU in consecutive years for the first time since winning three in a row from 1988-90. Washington State (5-2) had won 11 in a row against Idaho before losing last year at home. Josh Hawkinson led the...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Penny TD lifts Idaho past Texas St. in season finale, 38-31

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Elijhaa Penny scored from 4 yards out with 1:02 left to lift Idaho to a 38-31 victory over Texas State in the Vandals season finale Saturday night. Idaho (4-8, 3-5 Sun Belt) held a 7-point lead in the fourth quarter, 31-24, and forced Texas State to punt from its own 30-yard line, but Rueben Mwehla could not catch the punt and Damani Alexcee recovered to give...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Auburn Tigers vs. Idaho Vandals: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Auburn Tigers will host the Idaho Vandals on Saturday. Idaho (3-7) travels to face off against Auburn (5-5) in this one. Coverage of this game airs on SEC Network beginning at 4:00 pm ET from Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Odds: Auburn is a 32.5 point favorite against Idaho. The over/under for this game is 61.5 total points. Will Auburn be able to cover such a large spread or does...
Via Tireball.com
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Callandret leads Idaho to 74-54 win over San Jose State

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Perrion Callandret scored 18 with five assists, both career highs, to help Idaho beat San Jose State 74-54 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. Nate Sherwood hit 6 of 7 field goals, including both of his 3-point attempts, and finished with 15 points in his college debut, while Victor Sanders had 13 points and eight rebounds for Idaho. Ty Egbert...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho will not welcome back WR Dezmon Epps

Idaho Vandals coach Paul Petrino announced today that suspended receiver Dezmon Epps will not be welcomed back to the team despite local authorities deciding not to press charges against him in relation to a domestic dispute between himself and his girlfriend. Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported the development on Twitter. #IdahoVandals coach Paul Petrino...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Clements leads South Alabama to 52-45 win over Idaho

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Cody Clements threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two scores as South Alabama held on to beat Idaho 52-45 on Saturday. The Vandals held a 24-7 halftime advantage as Idaho's defense thwarted South Alabama (4-4, 2-2 Sun Belt Conference) throughout the first half. That changed quickly in the second half when Xavier Johnson, who finished with 289 total yards, ran...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

No charges to be filed against Idaho WR Dezmon Epps

Though Idaho Vandals leading wide receiver Dezmon Epps is currently suspended from the team due to an alleged domestic violence incident, he will not face any charges. Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported the development in the case. “We cannot prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt,” Whitman County prosecutor Merritt Decker said, “so we declined...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New Mexico State vs. Idaho: 5 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona Plus

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- The New Mexico State football team continues its quest for its elusive first victory when it hosts Idaho on Saturday. The game can be seen on FOX Sports Arizona Plus (5 p.m. in Arizona, 6 p.m. in New Mexico). The Aggies fell to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in Sun Belt Conference play with last week's 52-7 loss to Troy. Sophomore running back Larry Rose III was a bright...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho suspends WR Dezmon Epps for assaulting girlfriend

Idaho Vandals head coach Paul Petrino has suspended leading receiver Dezmon Epps after Epps allegedly slapped his girlfriend Sunday morning. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported Epps’ suspension. Paul Petrino suspends Idaho senior WR Dezmon Epps indefinitely for allegedly slapping his girlfriend Sunday morning — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 26, 2015 Thus continue the...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho says star WR Dezmon Epps suspended indefinitely

MOSCOW, Idaho -- The Idaho football program says star wide receiver Dezmon Epps has been suspended indefinitely after being accused of hitting his girlfriend.Coach Paul Petrino said Monday that there will be a full investigation into the allegation before a decision is made on Epps' future with the team. Petrino added that he has zero tolerance for inappropriate behavior toward women...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Linehan, Penny lead Idaho past Louisiana-Monroe, 27-13

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Matt Linehan threw three touchdown passes and Elijhaa Penny finished with 184 yards rushing on 36 carries - both career highs - to help Idaho beat Louisiana-Monroe 27-13 Saturday. Linehan was 23-of-39 passing for 315 yards including second-half touchdowns of 34 and 23 yards to Deon Watson. The Vandals (3-4, 2-2 Sun Belt), who beat Troy 19-16 last Saturday, won...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Rehkow makes 4 field goals; Idaho beats Troy 19-16

TROY, Ala. (AP) Austin Rehkowmade four field goals and Idaho held on to beat Troy 19-16 on Saturday. Rehkow converted from the 34, 31, 40, and 19. Jake Luton ran for a 4-yard touchdown, and Dezmon Epps had 10 catches for 131 yards to lead Idaho (2-4, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference). Jed Solomon, who made three field goals, missed a 32-yard field goal attempt with 32 seconds left to seal...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia Southern beats Idaho 44-20

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Matt Breida ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia Southern beat Idaho 44-20 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night. Breida had touchdown runs of 83 and 66 yards for the Eagles (3-1, 1-0). Kevin Ellison threw for 105 yards and rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Alex Hanks kicked three field goals. Breida's first touchdown run and a trio of...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho needs comeback to beat Wofford 41-38

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Aaron Duckworth ran for three touchdowns and Matt Linehan threw for 334 yards and ran for 50 to lead Idaho past Wofford 41-38 on Saturday. Duckworth's 10-yard touchdown with 11:19 left were game's final points. The winning score was set up by Linehan's 34-yard dash on fourth and seven from Wofford's 44. Duckworth also had a 10 yard TD in the second quarter for...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho WR Dezmon Epps suspended for USC game

Idaho Vandals senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps has been suspended for this weekend’s game against the USC Trojans after he was identified as the culprit in an August shoplifting incident. KLEW TV reported Epps’ suspension on Twitter. BREAKING: Idaho WR Dezmon Epps, suspended for Saturday's game at USC. Epps was ID'd in Aug shoplifting incident today pic.twitter.com/y2YD7y5iXh...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Idaho star WR caught on camera stealing merchandise

Well, now there is more trouble for Paul Petrino’s program. On Friday morning, news surfaced that Idaho Vandals star wide receiver Dezmon Epps was identified on video that shows him and teammates stealing merchandise from the VandalStore on campus. Cornerback Isaiah Taylor was also seen on tape. Last season, Epps was dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules which was...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

USC favored vs. Idaho by their largest spread since 2009

USC is obviously confident heading into their match with the Idaho Vandals, considering their opponent has won just four games in the last four seasons. The last time the USC Trojans played Idaho, the SoCal boys came out on top by a score of 28-10. The 28-point victory is obviously impressive, but the Trojans are expected to win by an even larger deficit than they did in 2007. ...
Via Fox Sports
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Idaho Be USC's Easiest Opponent ... Ever?

The USC Trojans will face the Idaho Vandals this weekend, which is interesting mostly because of how bad Idaho has been over the last few seasons.  According to ReignofTroy.com, the Idaho Vandals have only won four games over the course of the last four college football seasons. So where does Idaho rank in terms of the easiest teams that USC has ever had to play? A quick glance...
Via Fox Sports
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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