PHOTO GALLERY: Vandals Leash Huskies, 34-31

On the shoulders of powerful tailback DEMAUNDRAY WOOLRIDGE (143 yards rushing against the vaunted Huskies defense) and the monsterous Vandal O-Line, Idaho came to DeKalb as 16.5-point underdogs to Northern Illinois and withstood a furious NIU fourth quarter comeback to seal a 3-point victory for the Vandals. GoVandals.Net made it all the way to DeKalb to capture these Vandal victory images.

The University of Idaho (3-1, 1-0 WAC) dominated this game for the first three quarters (a stellar performance by the Vandals all around), then yielded 15 fourth quarter points as the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-2, 0-0 MAC) closed the game to 34-31 with just under six minutes left in the game.

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.



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