ISU football: Bengals’ 2018 opponents finalized, kickoff times TBA

March 9, 2018 GMT

Idaho State’s 2018 football game dates, sites and opponents have been finalized. Kickoff times will be announced at a later date.

The Bengals make their season debut Friday, Aug. 31 against Western State Colorado at Holt Arena. That game is followed by a bye before a game Sept. 15 at California of the Pac-12. ISU’s homecoming game is Sept. 29 against Northern Arizona.

Other notable opponents include Idaho, which makes its first trip to Pocatello since 1997 on Oct. 6. The Bengals and Vandals have not played since 2008, and ISU has not beaten its instate rival since 1995.

The Bengals’ final nonconference game is Oct. 20 at Liberty of the Big South Conference. Liberty and ISU have never played.

ISU also welcomes Montana State to Pocatello for the first time since 2015 on Oct. 27. The Bengals end their season Nov. 17 against Weber State at Holt Arena.