Post Game: Enderle talks about USU loss

Following Idaho's frustrating setback Saturday afternoon to the Utah State Aggies in the WAC opener for both programs, University of Idaho starting quarterback NATHAN ENDERLE addressed questions from the media regarding the team's solid performance to start each half (Idaho scored on each of their drives to start each half), then fading as each half continued throughout the game.

PLAYER PROFILE: Nathan Enderle, 6-5, 223, Sophomore, QB
By The Book: Saturday afternoon Enderle went 20-of-35 for 161 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, and was sacked three times. For the season, through four games Enderle has thrown for 713 yards, completed 56.8% of his passes for 7 touchdowns and 5 picks, averaging 178.2 yards per game.


About the fact that in both the first and third quarters, the Vandals had outstanding drives to start each quarter out of the locker room, but stalled as each half progressed: "We had some mental mistakes and hurt ourselves, and you can't do that if you want to be efficient, if you want to be consistent. You can't hurt your own drives, and that's what we were doing."


About that first drive in the first quarter, where Nathan Enderle went 5-of-5 on the drive for the touchdown – what went right: "Everything. I mean, the first drive right out of the locker room it just felt like everything was going and clicking, and then we just…like I said we hurt ourselves, and that just stopped us."


At times the team responded to some adversity on that first drive, a hold on the 45-yarder you connected with Eddie Williams on and got called back, yet you guys rebounded. But again it comes down to consistency. Bad things happen and you guys have to keep responding: "Yes. That's the story of our offense right now. We need to be more consistent, convert on third down, complete those big-time plays, and we'll be good."


About how the team needs to respond to prepare for San Diego State University: "Better. We have to work harder in practice. We have to get to the point where we're making less and less mistakes to the point that we don't make any big mistakes and they're all little things we can fix right away. I think that's the big thing."



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