FRESNO, California (KMVT/KSVT) Idaho's move to the FCS might have been a good thing after all. This after getting pummeled by Fresno State Saturday night, 79–13.
While the Bulldogs were the better team, the Vandals shot themselves in the foot, by committing seven turnovers.
Fresno State built a 44–6 lead by halftime, which included touchdowns on two blocked field goal returns and one pick six.
Vandals head coach Paul Petrino wants to see improvement from his quarterbacks, Colton richardson was 3-11, for 106 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions. Mason Petrino went 11-22 for 99 yards, with two picks.
Petrino says this outcome is a result of preparation or lack there-of.
"The blame is on me first, obviously I didn't do a good enough job getting everyone ready to play. We didn't do a good enough job as a staff and we didn't play good enough," Coach Petrino exclaimed. "All the goals we can still achieve, I think some guys learned grown, some guys worked their tails off, we didn't play good enough all the way around."
As an FCS program, the Vandals are now 9–18 against the FBS. Idaho also drops to 6-10 against the Mountain West.
The Vandals can pick up the pieces on Saturday, when they host Western New Mexico University.