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2008 Idaho Vandals football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2008 record2–10 (1–7 WAC)
Head coachRobb Akey (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Axman (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorMark Criner (2nd season)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Boise State   8 0         12 1  
Louisiana Tech   5 3         8 5  
Nevada   5 3         7 6  
Hawaii   5 3         7 7  
Fresno State   4 4         7 6  
San Jose State   4 4         6 6  
Utah State   3 5         3 9  
New Mexico State   1 7         3 9  
Idaho   1 7         2 10  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Idaho competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and played their home games in the Kibbie Dome. The Vandals were led by second-year head coach Robb Akey.

The Vandals finished the season with a 2–10 overall record and 1–7 in conference play, which was the team's ninth-straight season with a losing record. Idaho's two wins were against in-state rival Idaho State, an FCS program in the Big Sky, and conference foe New Mexico State. The victory over New Mexico State ended a 24-game losing streak against FBS opponents. Eight of the Vandals' ten losses came by 23 points or more, and against Utah State, Idaho surrendered a third-quarter lead by yielding 28 unanswered points in the final period. Idaho was outgained by conference opponents by 151.6 yards per game on average.[1]

ScheduleEdit

[2]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:07 PMat Arizona*L 0–7047,511
September 62:00 PMIdaho State*ALTW 42–2715,013
September 132:00 PMWestern Michigan*
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 28–5115,003
September 202:00 PMat Utah StateL 17–4210,154
September 278:07 PMat San Diego State*L 17–4521,401
October 42:00 PMNevada
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 14–4915,013
October 117:00 PMat Fresno StateL 32–4537,015
October 184:00 PMat Louisiana TechL 14–4612,400
October 252:00 PMNew Mexico State
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
W 20–1415,010
November 12:00 PMSan Jose State
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 24–3015,002
November 152:00 PMNo. 9 Boise State
KTVBL 10–4517,000
November 229:00 PMat HawaiiL 17-4939,014
[3]

Idaho's reported home attendance in 2008 was 92,041 for six games, an average of 15,340 per game.
The maximum was 17,000 for the Boise State game on November 15, and the minimum was 15,002 for the San Jose State game on November 1.

NFL DraftEdit

One Vandal was selected in the 2009 NFL Draft:

Player Position Round Overall
pick
Franchise
Eddie Williams FB 7th 221 Washington Redskins

ReferencesEdit

  1. Phil Steele's 2009 College Football Preview, vol. 15, p. 234, 2009.
  2. wacsports.com – football statistics – 2008 – Idaho Vandals – Retrieved September 11, 2011
  3. "Idaho Vandals Schedule - 2008". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/college-football/team/schedule/_/id/70/year/2008/idaho-vandals. Retrieved August 25, 2012.


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