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Idaho worked to perfection its blueprint to possibly beat Montana on its first drive Saturday.
Idaho worked to perfection its blueprint to possibly beat Montana on its first drive Saturday.
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Sports >  Idaho football

‘It makes you work harder’: Steady Nick Romano and the Idaho Vandals look to bounce back against Montana

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 21, 2021

Romano has been a contributor in every game Idaho has played this year. Not the fastest. Not the biggest at about 5-10, 210. But utterly reliable Romano has eight rushing attempts for 46 yards. He has caught six passes for 50 yards, and in his forte of returning kicks he has brought back 12 for 278 yards, averaging 23.2 yards per kick, with a long return of 47 yards.

Sports >  Idaho football

‘We play to collapse the pocket:’ Idaho’s defensive front looks to ruin the rhythm of EWU, Eric Barriere

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 13, 2021

In the University of Idaho’s first game against Eastern Washington last spring, a 28-21 win, Vandals’ all-America linebacker Tre Walker made 15 tackles. If he has a similarly impressive performance Saturday when the Vandals travel to Cheney to take on the Football Championship Subdivision second-ranked Eagles, it will be because the defensive line in front of him is continuing to function at a dominating if unheralded level.