College Football: Idaho 28, Sacramento State 6 - D1SportsNet


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Idaho 28, Sacramento State 6

Running backs carried the load for Idaho, as the Vandals topped Sacramento State, 28-6.

Aaron Duckworth and Isaiah Saunders finishing with a combined 226 yards on the ground. Duckworth finished the night with 148 yards and a score, to go along with a pair of catches.

The play of the night came in the second quarter, with Duckworth scampering down the Sacramento State sideline for 49 yards.

The Vandal defense kept the Hornets out of the end zone all night. Tony Lashley led the way with eight tackles, while Kaden Elliss had four tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. The six points allowed by the Vandals is the fewest in a game since defeating Utah State 28-6 on November 20, 2010.

Matt Linehan opened up his senior season by completing nearly 74 percent of his passes for 163 yards and two scores.

After a scoreless first half, Idaho took command in the second quarter, outscoring Sacramento State 14-6. The Hornets got on the board first, with a field goal early in the second, but the Vandals responded with back-to-back touchdowns from Linehan, with the Hornets closing out the half with another field goal. Defensive lineman DJ Henderson barreled his way into the end zone form the 1-yard line midway through the second quarter, while Duckworth added some insurance in the fourth.