2017 Idaho Vandals football
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2017 record4–8 (3–5 Sun Belt)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorKris Cinkovich (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Breske (3rd season)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
(Capacity: 16,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Sun Belt Conference 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

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 would rejoin the Big Sky Conference and FCS in 2018.

Previous season

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

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.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 p.m.Sacramento State*ESPN3W 28–610,526
September 94:00 p.m.UNLV*
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
ESPN3L 16–4410,156
September 164:00 p.m.at Western Michigan*ESPN3L 28–3725,732
September 2311:00 a.m.at South AlabamaESPN3W 29–23 2OT12,603
October 72:00 p.m.Louisiana–Lafayettedagger
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
ESPN3L 16–2114,198
October 142:00 p.m.Appalachian State
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
ESPN3L 20–2310,168
October 2110:00 a.m.at Missouri*SECNL 21–6847,648
October 282:00 p.m.Louisiana–Monroe
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
ESPN3W 31–2310,705
November 26:15 p.m.at TroyESPNUL 21–2420,341
November 182:00 p.m.Coastal Carolina
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
ESPN3L 7–137,444
November 251:00 p.m.at New Mexico StateESPN3L 10–1721,894
December 211:00 a.m.at Georgia StateESPN3W 24–1014,163
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summaries

Sacramento State

1 2 3 4 Total
Hornets 0 6 0 0 6
Vandals 0 14 7 7 28

See also: 2017 Sacramento State Hornets football team

UNLV

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 7 3 24 10 44
Vandals 0 3 7 6 16

See also: 2017 UNLV Rebels football team

at Western Michigan

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 7 14 0 28
Broncos 3 3 13 18 37

See also: 2017 Western Michigan Broncos football team

at South Alabama

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Vandals 3 7 0 1036 29
Jaguars 10 3 0 730 23

See also: 2017 South Alabama Jaguars football team

Louisiana–Lafayette

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 7 7 0 21
Vandals 7 3 3 3 16

See also: 2017 Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football team

Appalachian State

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 0 0 7 16 23
Vandals 0 17 3 0 20

See also: 2017 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team

at Missouri

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 7 0 7 21
Tigers 34 17 14 3 68

See also: 2017 Missouri Tigers football team

Louisiana–Monroe

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 0 7 6 10 23
Vandals 14 14 3 0 31

See also: 2017 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team

at Troy

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 0 0 14 21
Trojans 0 10 7 7 24

See also: 2017 Troy Trojans football team

Coastal Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
Chanticleers 0 10 0 3 13
Vandals 7 0 0 0 7

See also: 2017 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team

at New Mexico State

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 7 3 0 10
Aggies 14 0 0 3 17

See also: 2017 New Mexico State Aggies football team

at Georgia State

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 7 3 7 24
Panthers 7 3 0 0 10

See also: 2017 Georgia State Panthers football team

References

  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.