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

Updated:
© 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 SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Zags Dominate Portland in Doubleheader

    Zags Dominate Portland in Doubleheader

    Gonzaga University baseball combined for 16 runs on 19 hits in Friday’s doubleheader sweep over the University of Portland at Patterson Baseball Complex.The two wins give the Bulldogs (14-23, 10-7 WCC) the series over the Pilots (8-32, 2-15).>>
    Gonzaga University baseball combined for 16 runs on 19 hits in Friday’s doubleheader sweep over the University of Portland at Patterson Baseball Complex.The two wins give the Bulldogs (14-23, 10-7 WCC) the series over the Pilots (8-32, 2-15).>>
  • Ducks Big Inning Cost WSU

    Ducks Big Inning Cost WSU

    Oregon scored five times in the fourth inning and the No. 10 Ducks defeated visiting Washington State 6-3 in Pac-12 baseball at PK Park, Friday.>>
    Oregon scored five times in the fourth inning and the No. 10 Ducks defeated visiting Washington State 6-3 in Pac-12 baseball at PK Park, Friday.>>
  • Whitworth Softball NWC Tournament Results

    Whitworth Softball NWC Tournament Results

    The Whitworth University softball team suffered a 3-2 loss to second-seeded Pacific (Ore.) in the Northwest Conference Tournament, hosted by Linfield College, on Friday afternoon.Pacific took a 1-0 lead after a Rachel Roberts single allowed Becca Moen to score for the Boxers.>>
    The Whitworth University softball team suffered a 3-2 loss to second-seeded Pacific (Ore.) in the Northwest Conference Tournament, hosted by Linfield College, on Friday afternoon.Pacific took a 1-0 lead after a Rachel Roberts single allowed Becca Moen to score for the Boxers.>>
  • IdahoIdahoMore>>

  • Vandal Women Sign Australian Corrigan to NLI

    Vandal Women Sign Australian Corrigan to NLI

    The University of Idaho women’s basketball program signed one player to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday head coach Jon Newlee announced.Tayla Corrigan (Adelaide, Australia/Mineral Area College) will join the Vandals for the 2014-15 season.>>
    The University of Idaho women’s basketball program signed one player to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday head coach Jon Newlee announced.Tayla Corrigan (Adelaide, Australia/Mineral Area College) will join the Vandals for the 2014-15 season.>>
  • Vandals Prep for Third Saturday Scrimmage

    Vandals Prep for Third Saturday Scrimmage

    Football players have 15 opportunities to impress their coaches during spring drills and for University of Idaho players, Saturday marks opportunity No. 12 with the Vandals’ third scrimmage. The scrimmage begins at 10 a.m. at the Kibbie Dome.>>
    Football players have 15 opportunities to impress their coaches during spring drills and for University of Idaho players, Saturday marks opportunity No. 12 with the Vandals’ third scrimmage. The scrimmage begins at 10 a.m. at the Kibbie Dome.>>
  • Idaho Football Completes Second Spring Scrimmage

    Idaho Football Completes Second Spring Scrimmage

    There were more gaudy numbers by the University of Idaho but in the ebb and flow of the Vandals’ second scrimmage of the spring, coach Paul Petrino saw some highlights from the defense as well.>>
    There were more gaudy numbers by the University of Idaho but in the ebb and flow of the Vandals’ second scrimmage of the spring, coach Paul Petrino saw some highlights from the defense as well.>>