|2008 Idaho Vandals football|
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|2008 record||2–10 (1–7 WAC)|
|Head coach||Robb Akey (2nd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Steve Axman (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Mark Criner (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Kibbie Dome|
|2008 WAC football standings|
|No. 11 Boise State †||8||–||0||12||–||1|
|San Jose State||4||–||4||6||–||6|
|New Mexico State||1||–||7||3||–||9|
|† – 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.
|August 30||7:07 PM||at Arizona*||L 0–70||47,511|
|September 6||2:00 PM||Idaho State*||ALT||W 42–27||15,013|
|September 13||2:00 PM||Western Michigan*||L 28–51||15,003|
|September 20||2:00 PM||at Utah State||L 17–42||10,154|
|September 27||8:07 PM||at San Diego State*||L 17–45||21,401|
|October 4||2:00 PM||Nevada||L 14–49||15,013|
|October 11||7:00 PM||at Fresno State||L 32–45||37,015|
|October 18||4:00 PM||at Louisiana Tech||L 14–46||12,400|
|October 25||2:00 PM||New Mexico State||W 20–14||15,010|
|November 1||2:00 PM||San Jose State||L 24–30||15,002|
|November 15||2:00 PM||No. 9 Boise State||KTVB||L 10–45||17,000|
|November 22||9:00 PM||at Hawaii||L 17-49||39,014|
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.
One Vandal was selected in the 2009 NFL Draft:
|Eddie Williams||FB||7th||221||Washington Redskins|
- Phil Steele's 2009 College Football Preview, vol. 15, p. 234, 2009.
- wacsports.com – football statistics – 2008 – Idaho Vandals – Retrieved September 11, 2011
- "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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