Idaho 41, Montana State 7

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- University of Idaho quarterback John Friesz threw for 340 yards and two touchdown passes Saturday to power the Vandals to a 41-7 Big Sky Conference victory over Montana State.

Idaho improves its record to 4-0 in Big Sky Conference play and 5-2 overall, while Montana State drops to 1-3 league action and 3-4 overall.


The loss was Montana State's third in a row.

Friesz's 340 yards passing gives him 9,163 career passing yards. He trails only former Vandal quarterback Ken Hobart on the Big Sky Conference career passing list. Hobart threw for 9,300 yards for the Vandals from 1980-83.

Montana State opened the scoring Saturday on a 7-yard TD run by John Tetrault to go up 7-0 early in the first quarter. Idaho responed quickly with a 3-yard scoring toss from Friesz to Kasey Dunn to tie the score at 7-7.

Idaho scored again on a 10-yard run by Bruce Harris to go up 13-7 late in the first quarter, as the extra point attempt was blocked.

Harris scored again midway through the second quarter on a 1-yard run to put Idaho up 19-7 at halftime.

Idaho had possession of the ball for almost the entire third quarter and scored on a 1-yard run by Damon Daniels and a 25-yard TD pass from Friesz to Lee Alllen.


Vandal reserve quarterback Pat West ended all scoring with a 13-yard TD pass to Dunn late in the final quarter.

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