2017 Idaho Vandals football team

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2017 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2017 record 4–8 (3–5 Sun Belt)
Head coach Paul Petrino (5th season)
Offensive coordinator Kris Cinkovich (5th season)
Defensive coordinator Mike Breske (3rd season)
Home stadium Kibbie Dome
(Capacity: 16,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Troy +   7 1         11 2  
Appalachian State +   7 1         9 4  
Arkansas State   6 2         7 5  
Georgia State   5 3         7 5  
New Mexico State   4 4         7 6  
Louisiana   4 4         5 7  
Louisiana–Monroe   4 4         4 8  
Idaho   3 5         4 8  
South Alabama   3 5         4 8  
Coastal Carolina *   2 6         3 9  
Georgia Southern   2 6         2 10  
Texas State   1 7         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for postseason play due to FCS-to-FBS transition rules
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Vandals played their home games at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho, and competed in the Sun Belt Conference. They were led by fifth-year head coach Paul Petrino. They finished the season 4–8, 3–5 in Sun Belt play to finish in a tie for eighth place.

The season marked the Vandals' final year in the Sun Belt and the FBS, as the team will rejoin the Big Sky Conference and FCS in 2018.

Previous season[edit]

The Vandals finished the 2016 season 9–4, 6–2 in Sun Belt play to finish in tie for third place. They were invited to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl where they defeated Colorado State.

Schedule[edit]

Idaho announced its football schedule on March 1, 2017 and the regular season consisted of six home games and six away games, with four each in the Sun Belt Conference. The Vandals hosted Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Louisiana–Lafayette, and Louisiana–Monroe, and traveled to Georgia State, New Mexico State, South Alabama, and Troy[1]

The Vandals hosted two of the four non-conference opponents, Sacramento State from the Big Sky Conference and UNLV from the Mountain West Conference, and traveled to Western Michigan from the Mid-American Conference and Missouri from the Southeastern Conference.

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:00 p.m. Sacramento State* Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID ESPN3 W 28–6   10,526
September 9 4:00 p.m. UNLV* Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID ESPN3 L 16–44   10,156
September 16 4:00 p.m. at Western Michigan* Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI ESPN3 L 28–37   25,732
September 23 11:00 a.m. at South Alabama Ladd–Peebles StadiumMobile, AL ESPN3 W 29–23 2OT  12,603
October 7 2:00 p.m. Louisiana–Lafayettedagger Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID ESPN3 L 16–21   14,198
October 14 2:00 p.m. Appalachian State Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID ESPN3 L 20–23   10,168
October 21 10:00 a.m. at Missouri* Faurot FieldColumbia, MO SECN L 21–68   47,648
October 28 2:00 p.m. Louisiana–Monroe Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID ESPN3 W 31–23   10,705
November 2 6:15 p.m. at Troy Veterans Memorial StadiumTroy, AL ESPNU L 21–24   20,341
November 18 2:00 p.m. Coastal Carolina Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID ESPN3 L 7–13   7,444
November 25 1:00 p.m. at New Mexico State Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM ESPN3 L 10–17   21,894
December 2 11:00 a.m. at Georgia State Georgia State StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN3 W 24–10   14,163
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summaries[edit]

Sacramento State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hornets 0 6 0 0 6
Vandals 0 14 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1989 IDA, 45–3

UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 7 3 24 10 44
Vandals 0 3 7 6 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 2016 IDA, 33–30OT

at Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 7 14 0 28
Broncos 3 3 13 18 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2014 WMU, 45–33

at South Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Vandals 3 7 0 1036 29
Jaguars 10 3 0 730 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2016 IDA, 38–31

Louisiana–Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 7 7 0 21
Vandals 7 3 3 3 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2016 IDA, 23–13

Appalachian State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 0 0 7 16 23
Vandals 0 17 3 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2016 APST, 37–19

at Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 7 0 7 21
Tigers 34 17 14 3 68
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1963 MIZZ, 24–0

Louisiana–Monroe[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 0 7 6 10 23
Vandals 14 14 3 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2016 IDA, 34–31

at Troy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 0 0 14 21
Trojans 0 10 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2016 TROY, 34–16

Coastal Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chanticleers 0 10 0 3 13
Vandals 7 0 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at New Mexico State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 7 3 0 10
Aggies 14 0 0 3 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–7 2016 IDA, 55–23

at Georgia State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 7 3 7 24
Panthers 7 3 0 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2016 IDA, 37–12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Six home games highlight 2017 football schedule" (Press release). University of Idaho Department of Athletics. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 Idaho Vandals Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 5, 2017.