Introducing: Idaho football

Trevor Mcnaboe

This week Georgia Southern will be playing a team from the city of Moscow… Moscow, Idaho that is.

The Idaho Vandals will be making the trek down for homecoming in Statesboro. Both teams are in their first season in the Sun Belt Conference, however, they’re going in opposite directions, as Idaho is winless this season coming in at 0-6.

Overall, the Vandals have an all time record of 443-568-26 beginning play in 1893.

Currently, Idaho is in their second stint in the Sun Belt Conference after competing from 2001-2004 with an overall record of 9-38. The team didn’t win more than three games in any of those seasons.

Idaho has won a total of ten conference championships, nine coming from the Big Sky conference, including a three-peat from 1987-1989.

From 1975-1996 the Vandals were in the FCS, never winning a national championship and advancing to the semifinals twice in 1988 and 1993.

Idaho has never been able to match the success they had in the FCS after moving from the Big Sky Conference to the Big West. The Vandals won their second bowl game in the program’s history along with the Big West Conference championship in 1998.

The Kibbie Dome, built in 1971 and enclosed in 1975, is where the Vandals play their home games. It is a 16,000 seat multipurpose arena that is used for football, track and field, and basketball for the university.

Head coach Paul Petrino is in his second season as head coach for Idaho and has put up a record of 1-11.

Idaho’s most notable alumnus is ESPN NFL analyst Mark Schlereth, a three-time Super Bowl Champion that played 12 seasons with the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos.

Homecoming is set to kick off at 6 p.m. in Paulson Stadium.