Middle linebacker Robert Davis forces and recovers a Cougar fumble near the Idaho goal line.
Newcomer Marlon Haynes, a JC transfer who played in his first game Saturday against Wazzu, led all Idaho receivers with 64 yards receiving, including the highlight catch of the day on a diving 35-yard reception. The effort catapulted him to starting status this weekend against Idaho State in the home opener for Idaho.
True sophomore starting strongside defensive end Josh Shaw jumped up to block this WSU field goal attempt.
Last Saturday was not perfect for the senior flanker out of Louisiana, but Wendell Octave had a few impressive gainers against a stout WSU secondary. On this 12 yard play he grabbed the pass near the line of scrimmage and slashed for a first down pickup, diving to extend the gain at the end of the play. The effort helped move Idaho deep into Wazzu territory in the second quarter.
Former walkon Lee Smith had a solid second half for Idaho and will be an active part of the Vandal wide receiver rotation Saturday against Idaho State. The sophomore is expected to see playing time at flanker and split end for Idaho.
Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Marvin Jones (6-2, 302) has earned significant playing time at both noseguard and defensive tackle against Michigan State and Washington State this fall. The time spent banging against two big, talented, good offensive lines should begin paying off for the younster soon. For Idaho to be successful, both the offensive and defensive lines must have a good day against the Bengals, and Marvin is a key to that success.
True sophomore runningback/wide receiver/ return specialist Tracy Ford sustained an injury during fall camp and was held out of the Michigan State game. Last weekend he got into the Vandal runningback rotation and is expected to continue to see playing time this weekend against Idaho State. The speedster is a threat both on the ground and as a receiver, and should help keep the Bengal defense off-balance.