Idaho defense shuts down Cal Poly in 21-9 victory

 

MOSCOW, ID - The Cal poly Mustangs came into the Dome on Saturday attempting to run the triple option against the Vandals. The Mustangs had some success in the first quarter, but ultimately, the Vandals' defense stepped up, and lead Idaho to their second-straight Big-Sky victory. The Mustangs were held to just three points in the first half, and a late touchdown to get to their end total of just nine points. Linebacker Christian Elliss led the Vandals (4-5, 2-3 Big Sky) on the defensive side of things with 13 tackles. 

Running back Aundre Carter had a huge day for Idaho with 179 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns, Jeff Cotton took advantage of being covered by linebackers to get free across the middle for five catches for 65 yards and a Vandal score. 

Cal Poly's triple option offense is a running offense, but Aundre Carter outgained the entire Cal Poly team. A testament to his day on the ground, the Vandals' offensive line, and the defensive effort. 

Idaho's next game will be much steeper competition as they travel to Missoula to take on Montana. They have a chance of improving to a .500 overall record, and conference record if they go on the road and win, but unfortunately for the Vandals, they have yet to win on the road this season. 

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