North Texas 24

(3-3, 1-3 away)

Idaho 14

(1-6, 0-4 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, October 11, 2003

Kibbie Dome, Moscow, ID

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UNT 0 10 7 724
IDHO 7 7 0 014

North Texas 24, Idaho 14

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Patrick Cobbs ran for a school-record 249 yards, leading the North Texas Eagles to a 24-14 come-from-behind win over Idaho on Saturday.

It was the 13th consecutive Sun Belt Conference victory for the two-time defending conference champion Eagles, who improve to 2-0 in conference play and 3-3 overall. Idaho drops to 1-1 and 1-6 overall.

Cobbs scored all three of UNT's touchdowns, the last of which was a 1-yard run to put the Eagles ahead by 10 with just over 2 minutes to play.

Cobbs' performance offset a 23-for-41, 402-yard passing effort by Idaho quarterback Brian Lindgren. The Vandals also received 111 rushing yards from tailback Zach Gerstner.

North Texas fell behind 14-0 after Idaho scored on its first two possessions. But Cobbs, who had 39 carries, gave the Eagles their first lead of the game with a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter. That score was set up by a blocked Idaho punt, which gave the Eagles possession at the Vandal 40-yard line.

Idaho put itself in position to tie or retake the lead, but Lindgren fumbled the snap on fourth-and-inches, and North Texas took over at its own 13.

The Vandals missed another opportunity to score late in the fourth quarter, coming up empty-handed when Lindgren's fourth-down pass, intended for Orlando Winston, was batted away in the end zone. Lindgren was 6-for-6 on Idaho's opening drive, which ended with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Winston. Lindgren made good on his seventh pass as well, connecting with Jimmy Labita, who outran North Texas defender Markeith Knowlton to complete a 92-yard scoring play.

North Texas answered on its ensuing drive, scoring on a Cobbs's 30-yard run to cut Idaho's lead to 14-7. The Eagles made it 14-10 with three seconds remaining in the half, getting a 29-yard field goal from Nick Bazaldua. The field goal was made possible by a Knowlton interception.