SAN DIEGO -- Ryan Lindley, a redshirt freshman, completed 24 of 38 passes for 433 yards and four touchdowns as San Diego State won its first game of the year, beating Idaho, 45-17, Saturday night.
Vincent Brown, who caught eight passes for 183 yards, scored on TD strikes of 41 and 48 yards in the second quarter and added a 51-yarder midway through the third. Lindley, who surpassed Todd Santos' previous school freshman mark of 418 yards (1984), added his fourth TD pass on a 45-yard hookup to Brandon Sullivan early in the fourth quarter.
Mekell Wesley also passed the 100-yard reception mark for San Diego State (1-3, 0-0 MWC), with six catches for 109 yards.
Aztec running back Atiyyah Henderson surpassed the 1,000 yard career rushing mark, picking up 100 yards on 21 carries. He scored two touchdowns on runs of three and four yards.
Lane Yoshida, who booted six PATs, also added a 26-yard field goal that ignited a 17-point second quarter as San Diego State took a 24-3 lead at the half.
Idaho (1-4, 0-1 WAC) got a 28-yard field goal from Tino Amancio late in the second quarter and added two fourth quarter scores -- one on a two-yard TD run by Troy Vital and a 12-yard run by Princeton McCarty. McCarty led his team with 82 yards on 12 carries.
San Diego State had three pass interceptions on the night including two in the end zone.
South Carolina football players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston this past June.
Washington has found its starting quarterback, but coach Chris Petersen said the Huskies will keep that information under wraps until Friday's season opener at No. 23 Boise State.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.
Tim Beckman is threatening legal action after Illinois fired him as football coach Friday amid allegations of influencing medical decisions and pressuring players to play hurt.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron revealed in a post-practice news conference that he has been treated for prostate cancer but plans to coach this season.