Our Boise State Broncos are no doubt the talk of the Treasure Valley and at this current moment, it's not good. For example - this past weekend, our Boise State Broncos lost to (10) Washington with a final score of 56-19 and it was the talk of the town.

5 Hours Away, Another Idaho Football Team Was Making Magic Happen

A few days earlier on Thursday (8/31) up the road in Moscow, Idaho, the Idaho Vandals football team absolutely dominated the Cardinals of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with a final score of 42-17. They kicked so much booty that one particular NFL legend shared his praise.

That's right - Jerry freakin' Rice is an Idaho Vandals fan. For those who know, it could also be because Vandal quarterback, Gevani McCoy recently took home the Jerry Rice Award in 2022. According to the NCAA, "the Jerry Rice Award debuted in 2011 to honor the most outstanding freshman player in the Football Championship Subdivision."

The award was named after Jerry Rice due to his contributions to the game of football on the collegiate and professional levels:

The freshman player of the year award's namesake, Jerry Rice, was an NFL legend with the San Francisco 49ers, also playing for three other teams. Rice earned 13 NFL Pro Bowl trips, 10 first-team All-Pros, three Super Bowls, and a Super Bowl MVP amongst other accolades. The 1985 first-round pick began his journey at FCS program Mississippi Valley State from 1981-1984.

With 14/19 of his attempts completed to go with 164 yards, no one should be surprised that McCoy is getting some love from the NFL legend.

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This does beg the question though - with Boise State's loss in the season opener and the Vandals' dominant win in their Thursday night debut... are we seeing a shift when it comes to Idaho's best college football team?

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