Offense, Defense Have Moments In Idaho Scrimmage - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Offense, Defense Have Moments In Idaho Scrimmage

Updated:

Courtesy Idaho athletics

MOSCOW, Idaho – The goal Saturday was 10 touchdowns. That the University of Idaho offense hit the magic number after 118 plays was the indication of improvement over a week ago.

"That means the offense played a little better," coach Paul Petrino said.

But, it wasn't all good. There were four interceptions and one fumble along with five pass breakups, five tackles for loss and 2½ sacks.

"They can't turn the ball over down here," Petrino said. "I did like the defense flying around and hitting people."

Among the four interceptions was one returned 61 yards by defensive end Maxx Forde for a touchdown. D'Mario Carter had an 84-yard return and James Randall and Trey Williams each picked one pass. Quinton Bradley was credited with two of the five pass breakups, while Matt Willis was the tackle leader with 13 stops – 12 solo and one assist. Randall also had a double-digit tackle day with 10 – seven solo and three assists.

"We're getting tougher," Petrino said. "There's no question we'll be a tough team."

The offense netted 801 yards – 531 on the combined passing of Chad Chalich and Taylor Davis, and 270 rushing. Collectively, Chalich and Davis combined for 42-of-65 with five touchdown passes. Chalich was 27-of-40 (67 percent) for 319 yards and three TDs, while Davis was 15-of-25 (60 percent) for 212 yards and two TDs – but with all four of the interceptions.

They mixed passes to 12 receivers with Jahrie Level leading the way with nine for 102 yards. Roman Runner had 96 yards on four catches, while Marquan Major had 76 yards on six receptions.

Chalich (39 yards) and Davis (14 yards) contributed to the rushing total as did Major. The heavy lifiting, however, again was by Kris Olugbode (17 carries for 49 yards) and Jerrel Brown (16 carries for 55 yards). James Baker was back in the mix with five carries for 53 yards.

"Those two (Olugbode and Brown) might be the two biggest studs of the whole camp," Petrino said. "Running backs are one of our strengths."

The Vandals head into the final week of spring ball with 4 p.m. practices Tuesday and Thursday and the 6 p.m. Spring Game Friday.

  • College

    • Former WSU receiver River Cracraft signs with Denver Broncos

      Cracraft ended his career at WSU with 218 receptions (No. 2 in school history behind Gabe Marks), 2,701 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in four seasons.

    • Press Pass Pullman: Week Seven

      On this week's episode of Press Pass Pullman, Mike Leach talks about what former Washington State A.D. Bill Moos meant to the University and what he hopes to see from the upcoming search to fill Moos' position. Leach also looks back on the many issues his team had against Cal, and looks ahead to a homecoming game against Colorado. In the Fan Question of the Week, he explains what he would name his boat (if he had one) and why.
    • Grizzly Sports Report, 10-16-17

      Wide Receiver Keenan Curran and Head Coach Bob Stitt join Shaun Rainey to talk about the big win over North Dakota and discuss the new Champions Center. 
    • Super 8 Plays of the Week 10/16

      Check out this week's top plays as we approach the end of the football regular season!

    • WSU names John Johnson interim director of athletics

      Johnson will assume the role of interim director effective Oct. 18 and will continue until a permanent director is named. He will not be a candidate for the permanent position.

    • Fan Fest kicks off 2017-18 season for Gonzaga

      Fans got their first look at the 2017-18 Zags with festivities on the court, including an intrasquad scrimmage. The Zags played a quartet of four-minute periods, with the second half running clock.

    • Whitworth escapes with a 17-14 win over Pacific Lutheran

      Whitworth overcame the absence of record-setting QB Ian Kolste with a total team effort to end a two-game losing streak.  The Pirates improved to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the NWC.

    • Vandals come up short against Appalachian State 23-20

      The Vandals got up, 20-0, early in the third quarter after a Sedrick Thomas interception on the opening play of the half gave Idaho excellent field position. The Mountaineers stormed back, scoring 23 unanswered points.

    • Eagles continue Big Sky dominance with win over Montana State

      After nearly giving away the lead with fumbles on back-to-back possessions, the defense for No. 10/9 Eagles did the same moments later to help preserve a 31-19 EWU victory over Montana State.

    • Quick-striking Crusaders defeat MSUB men 3-1

      In the blink of an eye, Northwest Nazarene University had all the offense it needed to collect a 3-1 victory over Montana State University Billings on Saturday at the NNU Soccer Field.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/