PHOTO GALLERY: Idaho falls to SJSU by six

As double-digit home underdogs to a San Jose State football team featuring one of the best defenses in the WAC (albeit without their two most dominant defensive ends for this game), Idaho made it a nail-biter throughout, and had a chance to win this game before falling 30-24 to the Spartans. Senior H-Back EDDIE WILLIAMS had another solid outing, and the Vandal D did its part to keep it close.

LEADING THE NATION: Senior punter T.J. Conley remains at the top of the NCAA rankings this week, averaging a stellar 47.22 yards per punt. He is averaging a half yard more than Jacob Richardson (Miami of Ohio), and almost 3/4 yard more than Justin Brantly of Texas A&M. If the season ended today, he would CRUSH the current UI yards per punt average all-time record by almost 3 yards per boot, set by Tom Sugg (44.7 YPP) in 1991.

LEG OF STEEL: Idaho will be losing some tremendous Special Teams talent at the end of this season. We hear so much about T.J. Conley and field goal kicker Tino Amancio who are rewriting Idaho's record books. But consider this - senior kickoff specialist Vicente Rico bombed all four kickoffs into the San Jose endzone for touchbacks. All four, giving him an average of 70 yards per kickoff.

MANY HAPPY RETURNS: True freshman tailback Kama Bailey
continues to give Idaho excellent starting position on most kickoff returns (averaging over 23 yards per return for the year), and posing one of the biggest breakaway threats that Idaho has fielded in years.

NEW FACE AT TOP OF LIST: True freshman strong safety Shelton Miles has been a big hitter all year, and Saturday finished at the top of the Vandal tackling chart with 8 tackles on the afternoon as Idaho's starting strong safety. It was his first time at the top of the tackle list for Idaho since joining the Vandal program and taking over for injured All-Conference safety Shiloh Keo and junior college transfer Jeromy Jones.

ELDER STATESMEN: With Idaho's young receiving corps getting much of the press this year, it was the seniors Lee Smith and Eddie Williams, along with junior Max Komar who hauled in ALL of Idaho's receptions, accounting for two touchdowns (Smith and Williams) and a long of 44 yards (Komar) on the afternoon.



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