Courtesy College of Idaho Athletics

The College of Idaho has announced it's 2018 football schedule and it includes Portland State of the Big Sky Conference.

The Coyotes, 6-5 last year, will travel to Portland September 15th. This will be the second straight year the Yotes will face a Division I FCS opponent. Last year Northern Colorado beat C.of I. 41-14.

The College of Idaho is coming off it's first winning season since 1969 and the 2018 schedule includes a new home-and-home rotation.The Yotes head into the new campaign on a three-game win streak and will open the year with games against the three teams they will meet twice – Eastern Oregon, Montana Tech and Southern Oregon.

C of I opens the year with a night game at EOU on Aug. 25 (6 p.m. PDT) – debuting the new artificial turf field at Community Stadium in La Grande.  The two teams will meet again in the Yotes home finale on Oct. 27 at Simplot Stadium (1 p.m.).

The Simplot Stadium home opener is set for 1 p.m. on Sept. 1, as Montana Tech heads to Caldwell – a rematch of the wild 64-35 Coyote victory from last November. C of I will make a return visit to Butte on Oct. 13 (1 p.m.) for the Orediggers' Homecoming Game.

The rivalry with Southern Oregon continues in 2018 – as C of I travels to Ashland on Sept. 8 (1 p.m. PDT), with the Raiders, coming off a trip to the NAIA national semifinals, trekking to Caldwell on Oct. 20 (1 p.m.).

The Coyotes will play home Frontier Conference games against Rocky Mountain (Sept. 22, 1 p.m.) and a Homecoming date vs. Carroll College (Oct. 6, 1 p.m.), while playing road league games at Montana Western (Nov. 3, Noon) and at Montana State Northern (Nov. 10, Noon). C of I will have a bye-weekend on Sept. 29.