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Vandals football enter rankings after pulling upset in Montana

Jason Eck After win in Montana
Posted at 4:52 PM, Oct 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-18 18:52:27-04

MOSCOW, Idaho — The Idaho Vandals are now No. 24 in the FCS coaches poll after a 4-2 start and an upset win 30-23 over then No. 2 Montana.

After a low scoring first half, Vandal kicker Ricardo Chavez drilled a 40-yard field goal to take the lead 15-13. The Vandals didn't look back after that, going on a 15-3 run, before letting up a last minute touchdown to the Grizzlies.

Jason Eck holding up the Little Brown Stein Trophy

It wasn't enough though, as Idaho held on and recaptured the Little Brown Stein trophy, and ended a seven-game losing streak to Montana.

The road for University of Idaho to get into the 24-team FCS playoff continues on Saturday, as they host Portland State at 1 p.m. in Moscow. The game can be seen on ESPN+.

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Nate DeGraw holding the Little Brown Stein trophy