LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Steve Wichman threw for 188 yards and one
touchdown and Idaho's defense scored twice as the Vandals rallied
for a 41-21 win over Utah State on Saturday.
Utah State (0-5, 0-1 Western Athletic Conference) scored the
game's first 14 points, but Idaho (2-3, 1-0) responded by scoring
the next 41.
Ahead 14-10, the Aggies had first-and-goal on Idaho's 7-yard
line when Stanley Franks intercepted a pass by Leon Jackson III and
returned it 98 yards to give Idaho a 17-14 lead with 1:26 to go in
In the fourth quarter, Idaho's Jo Artis Ratti returned a fumble
recovery 74 yards for a touchdown as the Vandals increased their
lead to 41-14.
Utah State's first offensive score of the season came after
Marcus Cross scored on a 6-yard run to give the Aggies a 7-0 lead
in the first quarter.
After recovering a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, the Aggies
went up 14-0 on a 1-yard pass from Jackson to Jimmy Bohm.
Jayson Bird ran for 51 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries for
the Vandals, while Brian Flowers gained 41 yards and a touchdown on
Prior to Saturday, Utah State's only points of the season came
from an interception return by Antonio Taylor in the season opener
at Wyoming on Sept. 2.