[Vandal] Idaho Wraps Up Petrino Era Today At ISU

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>From the Couer d'Alene PressCouer d'Alene, IdahoSaturday, November 20, 2021
Idaho Wraps Up Petrino Era Today At ISU
Staff Report
The schools are promoting these matchups between Idaho and Idaho State in all sports, including today'sfootball game in Pocatello, as the "Battle of the Domes".
A look at the rosters suggests this game be called the "Battle of the Youth".
Idaho lists 73 freshmen and sophomores on its roster. Idaho State lists 71 freshmen andsophomores on its roster.
The Paul Petrino era at Idaho comes to an end today after nine seasons, as Idaho (3-7, 2-5 BigSky Conference) plays Idaho State (1-9, 1-6) at noon at Holt Arena in the season finale for bothteams.
Petrino, whose contract ends June 30, 2022, was told earlier this week by school officials hewould not be retained. He brings a 33-66 overall record into today's finale.
ISU coach Rob Phenicie, whose contract runs through the 2022 season, is 16-34 in his fifthseason in Pocatello. His lone winning season came in 2018, his second year, when the Bengalsfinished 6-5.
ISU has lost five straight since its lone win this season, 27-17 over UC Davis, a team that beatIdaho.
Since Idaho rejoined the Big Sky in 2018, Idaho State has won two of the three meetings withthe Vandals, both in Pokey. Idaho leads the series 28-13.
Byron Hout, the former Lake City High star who most recently coached under Jeff Choate atMontana State, is in his first season as defensive line coach at ISU.
Today's Broadcast: Idaho at Idaho State, noon PST   TV: ESPN+ (stream)   Radio: 92.5 FM
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