2008 Idaho Vandals football team

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2008 Idaho Vandals football
University of Idaho Vandals logo.svg
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2008 record 2–10 (1–7 WAC)
Head coach Robb Akey
Offensive coordinator Steve Axman
Defensive coordinator Mark Criner
Home stadium Kibbie Dome
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#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]

Schedule[edit]

[2]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:07 PM at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ L 0-70   47,511
September 6 2:00 PM Idaho State* Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID (Gem State Rivary) ALT W 42–27   15,013
September 13 2:00 PM Western Michigan* Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID L 28-51   15,003
September 20 2:00 PM at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, UT L 17-42   10,154
September 27 8:07 PM at San Diego State* Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA L 17-45   21,401
October 4 2:00 PM Nevada Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID L 14-49   15,013
October 11 7:00 PM at Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA L 32-45   37,015
October 18 4:00 PM at Louisiana Tech Joe Aillet StadiumRuston, LA L 14-46   12,400
October 25 2:00 PM New Mexico State Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID W 20-14   15,010
November 1 2:00 PM San José State Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID L 24-30   15,002
November 15 2:00 PM #9 Boise St. Kibbie Dome • Moscow, ID (Gov. Trophy) L 10-45   17,000
November 22 9:00 PM at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI L 17-49   39,014
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

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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, the minimum was 15,002 for the San Jose State game on November 1.

NFL Draft[edit]

One Vandal was selected in the 2009 NFL Draft:

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

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved August 25, 2012.