NCAA Game Summary - Idaho at San Jose State|
(Saturday, November 5th)
Final Score: Idaho 32, San Jose State 29
San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Kama Bailey ran for 163 yards and two
touchdowns as the Idaho Vandals bounced back to capture a 32-29 win over the
San Jose State Spartans in a Western Athletic Conference bout at Spartan
Bailey ran the ball 19 times as the Vandals (2-7, 1-4 WAC) snapped a six-game
losing streak and picked up their first win of the season over another school
from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Quarterback Taylor Davis converted 13-
of-20 passes for 162 yards and a score, but was intercepted once and was taken
down for five sacks.
The Spartans (3-6, 2-3) were paced by Matt Faulkner who connected on 29-of-41
passes for 289 yards and a score in the losing cause. The defeat was the
second in a row and the third in four outings for SJSU.
San Jose State set itself up for what should have been an easy victory, racing
out to a 20-0 advantage. Kicker Jens Alvernik knocked through field goals of
19 and 26 yards during the run, while Brandon Rutley added on a three-yard TD
run and Tyler Ervin scored from 11 yards out.
Idaho responded at the 9:03 mark of the second quarter when Bailey reached the
end zone on a two-yard run.
Later in the period SJSU record a safety to make the score 22-7, but Idaho
refused to go quietly into the break as Trey Farquhar knocked through a 55-
yard field goal as time expired to bring the visitors to within 12 points at
Following a scoreless third quarter Idaho erupted for three straight
touchdowns, the first coming on a three-yard run by Bailey. Davis locked up
with Mike LaGrone on a 13-yard TD pass with just under four minutes remaining,
followed by a one-yard TD run by Ryan Bass to make the score 32-22.
The Spartans managed to move the ball 76 yards in just 41 seconds, culminating
with a 47-yard TD pass from Faulkner to Ryan Otten, but it was too little, too
SJSU, which entered the week averaging just 114.9 ypg on the ground to rank
103rd nationally, managed to produce a mere 68 yards on 25 attempts on the
11/05 21:04:13 ET