Another day breaks in Moscow, and the college football world is beginning to realize that Idaho football is no joke, no fluke and no pushover.
The Vandals pulled down two WAC Football Player of the Week awards for the first time ever — defensive back Shiloh Keo and kicker Trey Farquhar were named defensive and special teams Player of the Week, respectively.
- ESPN.com’s Graham Watson says “The state of Idaho has become a hotbed for college football and it’s not just because of Boise State” and gives Shiloh Keo and Eric Greenwood helmet stickers.
- Watson also puts Idaho 8th in her national non-AQ power rankings.
- More ESPN love: Mark Schlabach tags wideout Max Komar as one of the week’s five “big-play receivers” after his 12-catch, 152-yard night in the Dome.
- The WAC has the official story on Keo and Farquhar’s Player of the Week honors.
- The Idaho Statesman’s Nick Jezierny has a Q&A with coach Robb Akey.
- The San Jose Mercury News’ Jon Wilner grades the bye week for the Spartans, who are looking ahead to face the Vandals this weekend for San Jose State’s homecoming.
- The Coloradoan’s Kelly Lyell has a Ram postmortem.
- In his “MWC Winners and Losers” post, the Las Vegas Sun’s Ryan Greene says the big winner was the WAC — with Idaho featured prominently.
- The Reno Gazette-Journal’s Dan Hinxman blogs “odds & ends” from the Wolf Pack’s big win over UNLV.