The Idaho Informer

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  1. Velocity3107

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    The Idaho Informer

    2010 Week 2

    Idaho 3 (1-1)
    (#7) Nebraska 16 (2-0)

    If there is something to be learned from the first two games of Idaho's 2010 campaign, it's that their defense, specifically their run defense, is going to keep them in a lot of games.

    Following a performance against Northern Illinois which saw the Idaho Defense mount a key goal line stand, only surrendering one offensive touchdown in their 23-16 overtime win, the Vandals we're swarming once again at War Memorial stadium. Idaho outgained Nebraska on the afternoon by a 347-285 margin, but utlimately costly turnovers, including both an inteception and a fumble in the red zone, allowed the heavily favored Cornhuskers to escape with a home victory.

    "I really feel like our offense let our school down today," said Senior Quaterback Nathan Ederle, who went 20-42 for 270 yards. "Our defense played incredible. "On another day mayble we could've pulled out the upset. We had two red zone turnovers. We had a couple of drops, specifically 2 in the endzone. It just wasn't meant to be. It starts with me, I'm the quarterback. We just didnt have it today."

    The only touchdown Idaho surrendered in Lincoln came eartly in the second quarter, on the heels of another potential goal line stand. Following three stuffs inside the three yard line, backup running back Rex Burkhead was able to punch it in on 4th down, putting Nebraska up 10-0.

    Idaho will return home to host UNLV in week 3.
     
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    Idaho destroys #20 Nevada 37-7

    Before a packed house at the Kibbie Dome, the Vandals defense dominated, sending the #20 Wolfpack to their second straight loss following a 7-0 start. Dan Hardy took a quick slant 73 yard on the first play of the game, putting Idaho ahead early. He had a big day, leading the Vandals with 5 receptions for 139 yards.

    Nevada's Heisman candidate and Quarterback Colin Caepernick had a miserable game, finishing 7 of 18 for 114 yards with 3 inteceptions, two of which were returned for scores. One in particular stood out. With Nevada driving right before the half, down 13-7 and poised to go into the lockeroom with a slim lead, Senior Safety Shilop Keo netted a marvelous, spinning interception out in the flat on man coverage, and left himself with a clear path to the endzone, likely sealing the result for good.

    For Idaho the win gets them to 4-4, with a 2-2 record in the WAC. They return home next week against in-state rivals Boise State in what is sure to be a heated clash.
     

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