Idaho to play at Washington State in 2027 and 2029

By Kevin Kelley -

The Idaho Vandals will play at the Washington State Cougars in 2027 and 2029, has learned.

Copies of contracts for both football games with Washington State University were obtained from the University of Idaho via a state public records request.

Idaho will travel to take on Washington State at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash., on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2027 and then again two seasons later on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2029. The Cougars will pay the Vandals a $625,000 guarantee for each game, according to the copies of the contract.

The two schools are also scheduled to meet this season on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 and then again three seasons later on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2025. Both of those games were previously reported.

Washington State and Idaho are separated by just over seven miles and have a long history on the gridiron. The two schools first met in 1894 and have played a total of 92 games. The Cougars won the most recent meeting 56-6 in 2016 to extend their lead in the series to 72-17-3.

Idaho is a member of the Big Sky Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Vandals previously competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), but dropped down to the FCS after their membership in the Sun Belt Conference was not extended following the 2017 season.

Washington State now has all three of their non-conference games scheduled for the 2027 season. After opening against Idaho, the Cougars are scheduled to host the Kansas Jayhawks on Sept. 11 and then travel to face the Fresno State Bulldogs on Sept. 18.

Idaho joins a previously scheduled home game against the Kansas State Wildcats (Sept. 8) on Washington State’s 2029 schedule.

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U. Idaho Vandals need to build themselves up to the top Tier in Big Sky Football & win a National Championship.
Following the failed establishment conventions of State University Programs ISU Bengals, NAU Lumberjacks, U.N. CO Bears, CASTPoly Mustangs, U.CA Aggies, PSTU Viks, CASTU Hornets, WSTU Wildcats will keep ID Vandals in the obscure place of mediocrity they’re in now.

How can Idaho compete & beat MTSU Bobcats, UMT Griz, EWSTU Eagles?
These State U. FB Programs have figured things out & each has played for All the Marbles in the Championship Game in Seasons 2008, 09, 2010, 2021. EWU was able to conquer the Delaware blue Hens to crown Themselves in January 2011.