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2018 Idaho Vandals football
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
2018 record4–7 (3–5 Big Sky)
Head coachPaul Petrino (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorKris Cinkovich (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Breske (4th season)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
(Capacity: 16,000)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →

Template:2018 Big Sky football standings The 2018 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Vandals played their home games on campus at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho, and are members of the Big Sky Conference, which they rejoined for football this season. A charter member of the Big Sky in 1963, Idaho was previously a football member from 1965 through 1995. They were led by sixth-year head coach Paul Petrino. They finished the season 4–7, 3–5 in Big Sky play to finish in a tie for ninth place.

Previous season Edit

The Vandals finished the 2017 season 4–8, 3–5 in Sun Belt play to finish in a tie for eighth place. 2017 was Idaho's final year in the Sun Belt and the FBS.

PreseasonEdit

PollsEdit

On July 16, 2018 during the Big Sky Kickoff in Spokane, Washington, the Vandals were predicted to finish in fourth place in the coaches poll and fifth place in the media poll.[1]

Coaches poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Eastern Washington 134 (6)
2 Weber State 124 (3)
3 Northern Arizona 121 (3)
4 Idaho 101 (1)
5 Sacramento State 94
6 Southern Utah 91
7 Montana 82
8 Montana State 76
9 UC Davis 64
10 Cal Poly 40
11 Northern Colorado 30
12 Idaho State 29
13 Portland State 21
Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Eastern Washington 651 (27)
2 Weber State 636 (19)
3 Northern Arizona 535 (1)
4 Montana 496 (2)
5 Idaho 483 (3)
6 Southern Utah 449 (1)
7 Sacramento State 415
8 Montana State 391 (1)
9 UC Davis 331 (1)
10 Idaho State 170
11 Cal Poly 169
12 Northern Colorado 166
13 Portland State 103

Preseason All-Conference TeamEdit

The Vandals had three players selected to the Preseason All-Conference Team.[2]

Noah Johnson – Jr. OL

Kaden Ellis – Sr. LB

Cade Coffey – So. P

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 p.m.at Fresno State*StadiumL 13–7931,170
September 82:00 p.m.[[{{{school}}}|Western New Mexico]]*Pluto TV 242W 56–1010,566
September 224:00 p.m.at No. 21 UC DavisELVNL 21–448,179
September 292:00 p.m.Portland State
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
SWXW 20–710,566
October 62:30 p.m.at Idaho StatePluto TV 243L 28–6211,015
October 131:00 p.m.at Montana StateRTNWL 23–2419,177
October 202:00 p.m.Southern Utahdagger
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
SWXW 31–1212,798
October 2712:00 p.m.at No. 5 Eastern WashingtonRTNWL 14–3810,023
November 32:00 p.m.North Dakota
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
SWXW 31–277,899
November 103:30 p.m.Montana
RTNWL 27–4614,571
November 179:00 a.m.at No. 15 (FBS) Florida*ESPNUL 10–6381,467
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summariesEdit

at Fresno StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 6 0 7 0 13
Bulldogs 16 28 14 21 79




Overall record Last meeting Result
4–11 2013 FRES, 61–14


Western New MexicoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 3 7 0 0 10
Vandals 7 14 7 28 56




Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


at UC DavisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 7 0 14 21
No. 21 Aggies 14 13 17 0 44




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1997 IDA, 44–14


Portland StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 0 7 0 7
Vandals 3 17 0 0 20




Overall record Last meeting Result
11–1 1997 IDA, 46–0


at Idaho StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 7 14 0 28
Bengals 14 21 20 7 62




Overall record Last meeting Result
28–11 2008 IDA, 42–27


at Montana StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 7 3 6 23
Bobcats 7 0 14 3 24




Overall record Last meeting Result
25–17–1 2016 IDA, 20–17


Southern UtahEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Thunderbirds 0 0 0 12 12
Vandals 10 14 7 0 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1994 IDA, 43–10


at Eastern WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 0 7 7 14
No. 5 Eagles 14 17 7 0 38




Overall record Last meeting Result
15–6 2012 EWU, 20–3


North DakotaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Hawks 7 7 6 7 27
Vandals 14 0 0 17 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2011 IDA, 44–14


MontanaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Grizzlies 14 22 7 3 46
Vandals 3 3 7 14 27




Overall record Last meeting Result
55–27–2 2003 MONT, 41–28


at FloridaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 0 3 7 10
No. 15 (FBS) Gators 28 21 7 7 63




Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Players drafted into the NFLEdit

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
7 244 Kaden Elliss LB New Orleans Saints

ReferencesEdit

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