7:00 PM ET, October 11, 2003
Kibbie Dome, MOSCOW, ID
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.
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.
Team Stat Comparison
|3rd Down Conversions||8-18||6-15|
|4th Down Conversions||1-1||0-2|
|TD||6:54||ORLANDO WINSTON 6 YD PASS FROM BRIAN LINDGREN (MIKE BARROW KICK)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 77 yards.
|TD||14:47||JIMMY LABITA 92 YD PASS FROM BRIAN LINDGREN (MIKE BARROW KICK)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 97 yards.
|TD||11:34||PATRICK COBBS 30 YD RUN (NICK BAZALDUA KICK)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yards.
|FG||0:03||NICK BAZALDUA 29 YD FG|
Drive info: 9 plays, 32 yards.
|TD||10:03||PATRICK COBBS 1 YD RUN (NICK BAZALDUA KICK)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 40 yards.
|TD||2:34||PATRICK COBBS 1 YD RUN (NICK BAZALDUA KICK)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 52 yards.