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.
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.