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.
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+.