Idaho Showed Improvement in Loss to Bowling Green - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho Vandals Football

Idaho Showed Improvement in Loss to Bowling Green

© The Vandals defense played better in the second half than they did in the first, but they could not contain Bowling Green's quarterback (Photo: Univ. of Idaho Athletics) © The Vandals defense played better in the second half than they did in the first, but they could not contain Bowling Green's quarterback (Photo: Univ. of Idaho Athletics)

Idaho improved between Week 1 and Week 2 – that much was evident. But a loss to Bowling Green is a loss no matter how you cut it.

Quarterback Dominique Blackman, who sat out the season opener against Eastern Washington, played for the first time in the losing 21-13 effort. He went 30-of-37 for 352 yards and one touchdown, but was also intercepted once and sacked four times.

"We fought hard and we played hard," said coach Robb Akey in a news released issued by the school Saturday night after the loss in Ohio. "We need to fight and play hard to win."

Read the news release from the University of Idaho

The Vandals defense had three sacks, four breakups and three quarterback hurries. But they couldn't stop Bowling Green's quarterback from making big plays.

The Vandals now go from the frying pan into the flaming hot fire. They play at No. 3 LSU on Saturday.

 

***

The Spokesman-Review's Josh Wright wrote Idaho's "undoing" was their "ten penalties, four sacks and two second-half turnovers.

Read what Wright has to say about the Vandals

  • College

    • Kyle Roach named NWC Player of the Year

      Roach, a junior from Marinwood, California, becomes the 12th player in Pirate history to earn NWC Player of the Year recognition.

    • Camy Aguinaldo named NWC Freshman of the Year

      The 5-3 guard from Honolulu averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.  She led the conference in assists by a wide margin and ranked 23rd in all of NCAA Division III.

    • Bogdan Bliznyuk wins another Big Sky Player of the Week

      Bliznyuk is now 31 points from becoming just the fifth player in league history to hit the 2,000-point mark in his career after making 53.3 percent of his shots from the field last week.

    • Grizzly Sports Report. 2-19-18

      For the first time all season both the Griz and Lady Griz get swept over the weekend. Head Coach Travis DeCuire talks about where his team is at after a buzzer beater loss to Idaho while Ahmaad Rorie talks about getting to the 1,000 point club. Lady Griz Head Coach Shannon Schweyen talks about what they need to do to turn things around with three games to go and Senior Kayleigh Valley talks about sitting out the last two years with torn ACL's
    • Hull sparks Pirates' win over Willamette, 76-60

      The 4th-ranked Pirates (22-3 overall, 14-2 NWC) will now turn their attention to the NWC tournament semifinals on Thursday.

    • No. 9 Gonzaga rolls past Pepperdine, 81-67

      This win marks the 35th consecutive win for the Zags over Pepperdine dating back to 2002.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/