2007 Idaho Vandals football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2007 record1–11 (0–8 WAC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorSteve Axman (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMark Criner (1st season)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 19 Hawaii $   8 0     12 1  
Boise State   7 1     10 3  
Fresno State   6 2     9 4  
Nevada   4 4     6 7  
Louisiana Tech   4 4     5 7  
San Jose State   4 4     5 7  
Utah State   2 6     2 10  
New Mexico State   1 7     4 9  
Idaho   0 8     1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion and BCS representative as top non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho during the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Idaho competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and played their home games on campus in the Kibbie Dome. The Vandals were led by first-year head coach Robb Akey, hired following the departure of Dennis Erickson for Arizona State in December 2006.[1][2]

The Vandals were winless in eight conference games and went 1–11 overall,[3] which was Idaho's eighth consecutive season with a losing record. The sole victory came in early September against Cal Poly-SLO, an FCS program.[4][5]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:15 pmat No. 1 USC*FSNL 10–3890,917
September 82:00 pmCal Poly (FCS)*W 20–13  9,820
September 157:00 pmat Washington State*FSNL 28–4532,064
September 222:00 pmNorthern Illinois*
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 35–4212,461
September 292:00 pmNo. 17 Hawaii
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 20–4813,807
October 61:00 pmat San Jose StateL 20–2816,289
October 132:00 pmFresno Statedagger
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
ALTL 24–3714,205
October 205:00 pmat New Mexico StateL 31–4515,788
October 271:00 pmat NevadaL 21–3711,960
November 32:00 pmLouisiana Tech
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 16–2810,479
November 1712:00 pmat No. 15 Boise StateKTVBL 14–5830,681
November 242:00 pmUtah State
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
ALTL 19–24  8,102
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
Source:[6][7]

Idaho's home attendance for 2007 was 68,874 for six games, an average of 11,479.
The maximum was 14,205 for the Fresno State game on October 13,
the minimum was 8,102 for the Utah State game on November 24, two days after Thanksgiving.

NFL Draft

One Vandal was selected in the 2008 NFL Draft; linebacker David Vobora was the final pick and the draft's Mr. Irrelevant.
This ended a three-year drought in the NFL Draft for Idaho. The last Vandal selection was guard Jake Scott, four years earlier in 2004.

Player Position Round Overall
Franchise
David Vobora LB 7th 252 St. Louis Rams

References

  1. ^ Meehan, Jim (December 21, 2006). "Akey a change of pace". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  2. ^ Trimmer, Dave (August 27, 2007). "New era in Moscow". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  3. ^ Wasser, Aaron (November 26, 2007). "A tough end to a tough year". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). p. 1B.
  4. ^ Wasser, Aaron (September 8, 2007). "Vandals, Cougars make another push for first win of the season". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). p. 1B.
  5. ^ Wasser, Aaron (September 10, 2007). "Vandals, Akey get season's first win". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). p. 1B.
  6. ^ "Idaho Vandals: 2007 schedule". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). August 27, 2007. p. C3.
  7. ^ "Football statistics - 2007 - Idaho Vandals". wacsports.com. Archived from the original on March 25, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2011.