Petrino Happy With Vandals Effort in Silver and Gold Game - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Petrino Happy With Vandals Effort in Silver and Gold Game

Richard Montgomery helped the Gold team run away with Idaho's annual Silver and Gold game on Friday, April 25. Richard Montgomery helped the Gold team run away with Idaho's annual Silver and Gold game on Friday, April 25.
by Idaho Athletics Media Relations

MOSCOW, Idaho – Paul Petrino saw a lot to like Friday night during the University of Idaho’s spring football finale at the Kibbie Dome.

“The future looks bright,” said Petrino, after lauding the effort and improvement of the three areas – offensive line, defensive line and quarterback, that he says are key to winning championships. “If you want to win championships, that’s where it starts. We have a good chance to be good at those three spots.”

When the dust settled on the scrimmage the Gold, comprised primarily of first team players, won 61-14. The quarterbacks, though, shared time with both teams and came out with impressive numbers. Sophomore Chad Chalich completed 16 of 27 for 306 yards and redshirt freshman Matt Linehan was good on 30 of 46 for 373 yards. Each had two touchdowns.

They have a deep and talented corps of receivers as targets. Senior Dezmon Epps caught 11 for 121 yards with sophomores Deon Watson and Jacob Sannon collecting nine each – Watson’s for 160 yards and Sannon’s for 142. Josh McCain, the quarterback-turned-receiver, caught four for 80 as did sophomore running back/receiver Richard Montgomery.

Montgomery also had 83 yards rushing on four carries to back senior Jerrel Brown, who had 14 carries for 86 yards. Kris Olugbode, another senior, added another 80 yards on 10 carries.

“We’re so much faster,” Petrino said. “Our whole team works so much harder. You can hear the hitting. It’s exciting right now – the attitude and the effort.”

For a list of Idaho great John Friesz's all-time top six Vandals click here: http://bit.ly/1ilXfhO

Silver & Gold Game

Scoring

Montgomery 61 yard catch from Linehan (PAT Rehkow good)

Olugbode 4 yard rush (PAT Rehkow good)

Sannon 69 yard catch from Chalich (PAT Rehkow good)

Epps 20 yard catch from Chalich (PAT Rehkow good)

Epps 9 yard catch from Linehan (PAT Rehkow good)

Montgomery 15 yard rush (PAT Rehkow good)

Brown 10 yard rush (PAT Rehkow good)

Montgomery 61 yard rush (PAT Rehkow good)

Brown 3 yard rush

Olugbode 1 yard rush

(Number) Name Comp Att Yards Long TD INT Pass% YPA

[11] Chalich 16 27 306 69 2 0 59.3% 11.3

[10] Linehan 30 46 373 61 2 0 65.2% 8.1

Total: 46 73 679 69 4 0 63.0% 9.3

[Number] Name Rec Yards Long TD Avg.

[1] Epps 11 121 23 2 11.0

[83] Watson 9 160 17 0 17.8

[8] McCain 4 80 18 0 20.0

[4] Montgomery 4 80 61 1 20.0

[23] Pastras 3 25 12 0 8.3

[13] Cowan 3 31 13 0 10.3

[24] Brown 1 6 6 0 6.0

[80] Sannon 9 142 69 1 15.8

[28] Saunders 2 14 13 0 7.0

[16] Podrabsky 2 20 12 0 10.0

Total 48 679 69 4 14.1

[Number] Name Rushes Yards Long TD Avg

[24] Brown 14 86 14 2 6.1

[11] Chalich 9 -18 9 0 -2.0

[10] Linehan 4 1 7 0 0.3

[21] Olugbode 10 80 36 2 8.0

[20] Coman 2 -2 0 0 -1.0

[28] Saunders 16 5 3 0 0.3

[4] Montgomery 4 83 61 2 20.8

Total: 59 235 61 6 4.0

First Downs:

Passing: 27

Rushing: 10

Penalty: 2

Tackles:

Siavii 11, Lashley 8, Buckley 7, Steele 7, Hennessey 7, Peterson 7, Jordan 6, Millan 5, Forde 5, Sule 5, Hawkins 5, Westlake 5, Tuipulotu 4, Banks 4, Edwards 3, Douglas 3, Njoku 3, Parham 2, Bradley 2, Vielma 2, Randall 2, Wells 2, Cable 1, Burgsmueller 1, Martial 1, Grabski 1, Epps 1, Martinez 1, Neal 1

Tackles for Loss:

Buckley 3, Forde 1, Cable 1, Burgsmueller 1, Jordan 1, Rice 1, Edwards 1, Westlake 1

Sacks:

Buckley 2, Cable 1, Burgsmueller 1, Rice 1, Edwards 1,

Pass Break Ups:

Banks, Rice, Martial, Grabski, Jordan, Burgsmueller, Douglas, Njoku

Forced Fumbles:

Tuipulotu

Fumble Recoveries:

Chalich, Lashley

Penalties:

False Start +5, Holding -10, Block in the Back -10, Defensive Pass Interference +15, Offside +5

  • College

    • Defense dominates in Eastern's first Fall scrimmage

      There were only compliments being passed around after Eastern Washington University defensive units held EWU's vaunted offense without a touchdown in EWU's 72-play scrimmage Saturday at Roos Field.

    • Griz offense shines in second scrimmage of fall camp

      The Montana Grizzly defense might have stolen the show last week in the first scrimmage of fall camp. But the offense would not be denied Saturday as they racked up 24 first downs and nearly 400 yards of total offense.  

    • Vandals to host open scrimmage on Saturday

      Idaho football will wrap up fall camp Saturday (Aug. 19), with a scrimmage at 10 a.m. in the Kibbie Dome. The scrimmage is open to the public and will be the final chance for fans to see the Vandals in action before the season opener Aug. 31, against Sacramento State.
       
    • Danielle Mauldin joins Eagles women's basketball coaching staff

      Mauldin is Saint Mary's and the West Coast Conference's all-time leading rebounder with 1,282 over four years and also set a SMC program record for double-doubles.

    • Zags women’s soccer home match versus BYU on ESPNU

      Gonzaga will host preseason No. 8 BYU from Luger Field in a meeting that will have first-year GU head coach Chris Watkins facing his former school.

    • Gonzaga women's soccer begins regular season Friday

      The Zags are unbeaten in their last five season-openers, dating back to the 3-1 win over South Dakota in 2012. GU beat Nevada in Hawaii in last season’s opener, 1-0.

    • Jake Browning named to Manning Award watch list

      Browning was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting after passing for 3,430 yards and a Pac-12, record-tying 43 touchdowns in 2016.

    • Vandals QB Linehan named to Manning Award watch list

      Linehan threw for 3,184 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, earning second-team All-Sun Belt honors. He also went on to capture the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Most Valuable Player award, after leading the Vandals to a win over Colorado State.

    • Luke Falk named to Manning Award watch list

      Falk, a redshirt-senior, was also finalist for the Johnny Unitas Award and a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award and Maxwell Award last season after throwing for the third-most yards in the country (4,468) and tying his own school-record with 38 touchdown passes.

    • Raptors sign Kyle Wiltjer to a 1-year deal

      Wiltjer, 6-foot-10, 240 pounds, appeared in 14 games for the Houston Rockets last season, totaling 13 points and 10 rebounds in 44 minutes of action. He also averaged 20.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 35.9 minutes in 22 contests for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • IdahoIdahoMore>>

  • Vandals to host open scrimmage on Saturday

    Vandals to host open scrimmage on Saturday

    Vandals open their season on Aug. 31 against Sacramento State.Vandals open their season on Aug. 31 against Sacramento State.
    Idaho football will wrap up fall camp Saturday (Aug. 19), with a scrimmage at 10 a.m. in the Kibbie Dome. The scrimmage is open to the public and will be the final chance for fans to see the Vandals in action before the season opener Aug. 31, against Sacramento State.
     
    More >>
    Idaho football will wrap up fall camp Saturday (Aug. 19), with a scrimmage at 10 a.m. in the Kibbie Dome. The scrimmage is open to the public and will be the final chance for fans to see the Vandals in action before the season opener Aug. 31, against Sacramento State.
     
    More >>
  • Vandals QB Linehan named to Manning Award watch list

    Vandals QB Linehan named to Manning Award watch list

    Courtesy: Idaho AthleticsCourtesy: Idaho Athletics

    Linehan threw for 3,184 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, earning second-team All-Sun Belt honors. He also went on to capture the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Most Valuable Player award, after leading the Vandals to a win over Colorado State.

    More >>

    Linehan threw for 3,184 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, earning second-team All-Sun Belt honors. He also went on to capture the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Most Valuable Player award, after leading the Vandals to a win over Colorado State.

    More >>
  • NHL's Vegas Golden Knights to make appearance in Coeur d’Alene

    NHL's Vegas Golden Knights to make appearance in Coeur d’Alene

    Golden Knights will be in Coeur d’Alene on August 15.Golden Knights will be in Coeur d’Alene on August 15.

    Vegas Golden Knights Road Trip will visit various cities in Idaho, Montana and Utah, which are all within the Golden Knights’ authorized television distribution territory through their local rightsholder partnership with AT&T SportsNet.

    More >>

    Vegas Golden Knights Road Trip will visit various cities in Idaho, Montana and Utah, which are all within the Golden Knights’ authorized television distribution territory through their local rightsholder partnership with AT&T SportsNet.

    More >>