After back-to-back outdoor practices in the snow, the Vandals returned to the Kibbie Dome on Tuesday as they continue bowl prep for next week Thursday's famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Colorado State in Boise with temperatures for game time forecasted to be in the upper 20's with a chance of light snow.
Colorado State began the season just 2-3 but finished the year by winning five out of its last seven.
Michael Gallup, a wide out for the Rams, has been a breakout star for Colorado State this season.
22 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Idaho coach Paul Petrino voted Sun Belt Conference coach of the year.
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A game-day update on Idaho's ticket sales for the bowl game was not immediately available, but a school spokeswoman said Monday the Vandals had sold 5,500 to 6,000 tickets to the game.
Trailing 28-3 against Boise State on October 15, the Rams almost pulled off an wonderful comeback, scoring 20 points in the final five minutes with the help of two recovered onside kicks.
FAMILIAR FOES: While Colorado State and Idaho haven't met on the field since 2010, the head coaches are well acquainted with each other after having squared off as assistants in the SEC. We've moved this steadily toward the Rams since opening two weeks ago, going from an opener of -13 to the current -15.5. Against San Diego State, Colorado State held the NCAA's all-time career rushing leading Donnel Pumphrey to 53 yards, his lowest effort since his freshman year. "Our football team has consistently improved throughout this season by the way they have worked and learned to compete, and I believe we are playing our best football late in the season", Rams coach Mike Bobo told reporters.
The date with Colorado State will definitely be challenging for the Vandals. Both of Idaho's previous bowl appearances have also come in Boise. Another patient was in the stands when the vandals won the Humanitarian Bowl back in 2009, but wo't be able to make it out to the bowl game. The Rams scored 47 times on 50 trips inside the red zone, good enough for sixth in the country.