Idaho and California To Meet In 2023

The Idaho Vandals and California Golden Bears will play in 2023 per FBSchedules.

The two teams will meet in Berkeley on Saturday, September 16, 2023 for a single game. The Vandals will receive a $650,000 guarantee according to the contract. The two teams met in four straight seasons from 1931 through 1934 with California winning all four matchups. The two teams have not played since.

In addition to Idaho in 2023, California faces FCS teams Cal Poly (2020), Sacramento State (2021), and UC Davis (2022 and 2024) over the next five seasons.

Idaho returned to the Big Sky beginning with the 2018 season after dropping from FBS to FCS. The Vandals went 4-7 and 5-7 in 2018 and 2019, respectively, with a 3-5 Big Sky record for both seasons.

Idaho starts the 2020 against Division II Western Oregon on Saturday, September 5.

Photo via Idaho Athletics.

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