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Idaho Vandals (9-4)


Sat. 11/26 Sat. 12/3 Thu. 12/22
vs. USA
W 38-31
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vs. GaSt
W 37-12
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@ ColoSt
W 61-50
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Idaho outscores Colorado State 61-50 in Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan made a strong statement with his play on the field Thursday night in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. He was just getting started.

Moments after earning MVP honors in the Vandals' 61-50 victory over Colorado State, Linehan explained what the victory meant to him and the program after the school made the controversial decision to move down to FCS starting in 2018. In April, the Sun Belt informed the school it was dropping Idaho after the 2017 season.

"We belong in FBS - period!" Linehan said in a radio interview with ESPN. "That's what I believe. That's what everyone believes. We know we can compete. We belong here. No matter what anyone thinks, even our tone-deaf president. Maybe he doesn't think we belong here, but I think we belong here."

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Leaders
Passing Yards: M. Linehan3184
Passing TDs: M. Linehan19
Rushing Yards: I. Saunders731
Rushing TDs: I. Saunders9
Receiving Yards: D. Watson695
Receiving TDs: B. Cowan6
Interceptions: J. Jordan6
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 vs. Montana State W 20 - 17
9/10 at 8 Washington L 14 - 59
9/17 at Washington State L 6 - 56
9/24 at UNLV W 33 - 30
10/1 vs. Troy L 13 - 34
10/8 at Louisiana-Monroe W 34 - 31
10/15 vs. New Mexico State W 55 - 23
10/22 at Appalachian State L 19 - 37
11/5 at Louisiana-Lafayette W 23 - 13
11/12 at Texas State W 47 - 14
11/26 vs. South Alabama W 38 - 31
12/3 vs. Georgia State W 37 - 12
12/22 at Colorado State W 61 - 50
Sun Belt
  Conference Overall
Appalachian State 7-1 10-3
Arkansas State 7-1 8-5
Troy 6-2 10-3
Idaho 6-2 9-4
Louisiana-Lafayette 5-3 6-7
Georgia Southern 4-4 5-7
Louisiana-Monroe 3-5 4-8
South Alabama 2-6 6-7
New Mexico State 2-6 3-9
Georgia State 2-6 3-9
Texas State 0-8 2-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5161 (61)
Passing Yards: 3240 (38)
Rushing Yards: 1921 (85)
Points per game: 30.8 (48)
Yards per game: 397.0 (66)
Touchdowns: 43 (63)
Field Goals: 26 (3)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5568 (87)
Passing Yards: 3685 (109)
Rushing Yards: 1883 (37)
Points per game: 31.3 (79)
Yards per game: 428.3 (71)
Touchdowns: 48 (81)
Field Goals: 15 (71)
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