MOSCOW, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) Some consider last year's win against UNLV the turning point of the season for the Idaho Football program.
That 33-30 overtime win reflected one of the Vandals' six victories in their last eight games.
Head coach Paul Petrino thinks it will come down to the wire again this weekend when they face off in Moscow.
Defensively, Idaho will have to contain senior wide receiver Devonte Boyd who ranks No. 3 nationally in receiving yards among active players.
UNLV made history last weekend, but for all the wrong reasons. The rebels fell to FCS opponent Howard 43-40 when the Rebels were 45 point favorites, believed to be the worst loss in college football history.
The team could not stop Caylin Newton, Cam Newton's younger brother. He rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns.
Petinro said, "I think they caught by a hot really young quarterback that could make plays. There's times where one or two could make a play. I don't think it was anything schematically. They're definitely where they needed to be. Newton made a bunch of plays, broke tackles and made people miss."
If Idaho can knock off UNLV again, this win would mark the Vandals' first 2-0 start since 1998, the program's only 2-0 start as an FBS member.