The Vandals then began their final drive of the game - a drive that would prove to be the biggest of the afternoon. The drive was kept alive with enormous plays by quarterback Nathan Enderle, a clutch third down reception along the sideline by wide receiver Eric Greenwood, and some blistering power running by senior tailback DeMaundray Woolridge to push the Vandals inside the NIU 10-yard, where Idaho took a knee with a minute to go to run out the clock.
The Vandals improve to 3-1 for the first time since going back to the Football Bowl Subdivision level (formerly Division 1A), and are off to their best start since 1994. Next up for Idaho is a home game in the Kibbie Dome against Colorado State this coming weekend in a matchup that will be telecast LIVE nationally by ESPN-U.
Check back in with GoVandals.net in the next couple of days as Larry Johnson files a more detailed photogallery of Idaho's impressive 34-31 road victory over Northern Illinois.