MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Patrick Perry rushed for just 64 yards but scored three times as he led San Jose State to a 28-13 win over Idaho on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome.
San Jose State (7-4, 4-3 Western Athletic Conference) all but locked up the win when Christopher Vedder intercepted Idaho quarterback Steve Wichman at the Vandal 4-yard line. Perry scored his second touchdown two plays later to give the Spartans a 21-13 lead with just over 10 minutes left in the game.
The Spartans struck first when quarterback Adam Tafralis connected with John Broussard on a 50-yard touchdown pass with less than a minute left in the first quarter.
Idaho (4-8, 3-5 WAC) got on the board midway through the second quarter when Tino Amancio hit a 28-yard field goal. The Vandals then took a 10-7 lead just before the half when sophomore running back Jayson Bird scored from two yards out.
Perry capped a 10-play, 80-yard drive early in the second half with a 1-yard run to put San Jose State ahead 14-10.
The Spartans were forced to the air as Idaho held SJSU's top rusher, Yonus Davis, to just six yards. Tafralis completed 10 of 14 pass attempts for 179 yards. James Jones had six catches for 98 yards.
Bird finished with 68 yards on 15 carries for Idaho.