Vandals Show Balance In Mock Game - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Vandals Show Balance In Mock Game

MOSCOW, Idaho -

The steady progression of the Idaho Vandals continued as the team marched onward toward its season opener at North Texas next Saturday.

Once again, during Friday's mock game, the offense showed balance, power and productivity, while coach Paul Petrino liked what he saw in the defense.

"We did some nice things today," said Petrino after the offense put up more than 700 yards for the second time in a row. "It looked like we had some nice runs. We had some play action passes.

"Our defense ran and tackled a little bit better at times."

The backs cranked up their productivity Friday with true freshman Richard Montgomery romping for 112 yards and senior James Baker going for 85 as the team tallied 315 on the ground to balance the collective 424 by the four quarterbacks.

Chad Chalich, a redshirt freshman from Coeur d'Alene, accounted for 325 of those off 17-of-20 passing and five touchdowns. Again, the quarterbacks spread the ball around with transfer Dezmon Epps catching four for 121 and senior tight end Michael LaGrone grabbing five for 61.

Junior Maxx Forde had eight total tackles – seven solo, with sophomore Ryan Edwards tallying two sacks.

"It was good work," Petrino said. "It was good work all the way around."

From University of Idaho Media Relations

  • College

    • WSU continues homestand against Nevada on Saturday

      Washington State leads the all-time series with Nevada 2-1 and will be hosting the Wolfpack in Pullman for the first time in series history.

    • WSU men's basketball 2017-18 Pac-12 schedule released

      Washington State University men's basketball opens up Pac-12 play with two-straight games at Los Angeles on ESPN2, first against UCLA, Friday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m., followed by a trip to the Galen Center to take on USC.

    • Press Pass Pullman: Week Three

      In this week's edition of Press Pass Pullman, head coach Mike Leach reflects on the Cougs' dominant win over Oregon State and looks ahead to Nevada, a team which features a myriad of connections to Washington State.

    • Super 8 Plays of the Week 9/18

      Check out this week's top plays from across the state!

    • Scoot's Place, Griz Team Barbershop

      Former Griz WR Caleb Lyons had to retire last year after suffering a head injury. He's now a student coach but he's also become the team barber. Watch him give Shaun Rainey a haircut on live TV and find out why all the players go to "Scoot's Place" to get a fresh cut. 
    • Crowd Surfing 9/17

      With the weather getting colder, things look a bit different for our local football games, as we take a look at during this week's Crowd Surfing.
    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/