Head Coach: Tom Cable (2nd season)
|8/30||@ Washington State||L||7-36||0-1|
|9/29||Boise State (1)||L||13-45||0-4|
|10/6||@ Middle Tennessee||L||58-70||0-5|
|10/13||@ New Mexico State||L||39-46||0-6|
|10/27||@ Arkansas State||L||31-34||0-8|
|11/17||North Texas (2)||L||27-50||1-9|
This was Idaho's first season as a member of the Sun Belt Conference, which began sponsoring football in 2001. Previously the Vandals were a member of the Big West Conference.