The Cyber Game Ball

As disheartening as the Montana loss was, there were several athletes who gave admirable performances against the Montana Grizzlies. Here are our picks for the best performers.

In Moscow Saturday there were a several players that had some good performances. The defense spent the vast majority of the second half on the field, and yielded 2 touchdowns and 2 fieldgoals for the half. They should get a medal of honor for keeping the game close, given Montana regularly started inside the Idaho 50 yard line, and the offense posted 4 consecutive three-and-outs. Brian Howard had 2 sacks on the afternoon, and ended the day with 9 tackles total. Talifaia Atoe ended the day with 4 tackles for loss, including a quarterback and 7 tackles on the afternoon. Senior Josh Jelmberg led all receivers on the day with 153 yards on 11 catches, including a long of 40 yards. Senior Eric Hunter had one of his best days as a Vandal, hauling in 2 catches for 51 yards, including a 38 yard first half catch. Senior kicker Keith Stamps was 1 for 1 with a 43 yard completion and perfect on PATs.

As always, the following individuals, in our opinions, topped the list this week.

Honorable Mention:
Jordan Kramer
, 6-2, 235, Jr, Strongside Linebacker
Jordan today led all tacklers with 12 takedowns on the afternoon. He had 7 solo tackles and 2 quarterback sacks. His consistent performance throughout the season has made him the #1 tackler on the team with a total of 47 tackles on the season, 4 quarterback sacks, 1 forced fumble, and a total of 6 tackles for loss. We need him to keep this defense going, and to help the unit continue to improve as the season carries on.

The Cyber Game Ball Winner:
Blair Lewis
, 5-10, 210, Sr, Running Back
On a day when the offense would struggle mightily during the second half, it was Blair that tried to keep things going. And for good reason (besides fighting for the win). His 1st half numbers were absolutely outstanding. He scored all 3 of Idaho's first half touchdowns. His scoring runs came from 53, 35 and 3 yards out. On both his 53 and 35 yard touchdown runs, he busted through tackles at the line, and outran everyone in the Montana backfield for the endzone. He would end the day with 126 yards rushing, with the going particularly rough in the second half. Even though he struggled in the second half, his effort throughout the game earned him the ball this week.
#6 Blair Lewis, 5-11, 216, Sr
Arcadia, CA

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