Scores

Final

Weber State 59

(9-2, 7-0 Big Sky)

Idaho State 27

(0-10, 0-6 Big Sky)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:37 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID

1 2 3 4 T
WEB 3 28 14 1459
IDST 3 7 7 1027

Top Performers

Passing: C. Higgins (WEB) - 369 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Smith (WEB) - 20 CAR, 143 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: T. Toone (WEB) - 5 REC, 179 YDS, 1 TD

Weber St. 59, Idaho St. 27

Associated Press

POCATELLO, Idaho -- Cameron Higgins passed for 369 yards and three touchdowns as Weber State trounced Idaho State 59-27 on Saturday to earn the Big Sky Conference Championship and a spot in the FCS playoffs.

Weber State running back Trevyn Smith scored two touchdowns, rushing for 140 yards on 18 carries and adding 86 yards on seven catches. Junior wide receiver Tim Toone added five catches for 179 yards and one touchdown to lead an offense that racked up 666 total yards and committed no turnovers.

Weber State (9-2, 7-0 Big Sky Conference) blew the game open in the second half, scoring 28 points, including 14 off Bengal turnovers, in a span of 1:57.

Weber State cornerback Josh Morris intercepted three Bengal passes while his teammates limited the offense to 349 total yards.

The Wildcats ran for 306 yards and five touchdowns in the game and had two 100-yard rushers. Along with Smith, redshirt freshman Justin White ran for 115 yards on six carries and one touchdown. Smith also became the all time leading rusher in Weber State history on his 41-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Idaho State (0-10, 0-6) quarterback Russel Hill was 16-for-26 for 139 yards with two interceptions. Bengals running back Clint Knickrehm had 75 yards rushing with one touchdown and 55 yards receiving.

With the win, the Wildcats cliched their first ever automatic birth in the FCS playoffs.

Idaho State extended its losing streak to 14, the second longest in the FCS behind Indiana State's 24. The Bengals have not won since Oct. 20, 2007, when they beat Portland St. 38-20.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WEB
IDST
1st Downs2619
Total Yards666349
Passing360236
Rushing306113
Penalties13-1358-76
3rd Down Conversions5-106-17
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers04
Possession31:3128:29

Passing Leaders

Weber StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins18/2336916.030
Idaho StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill16/261395.302

Rushing Leaders

Weber StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith201437.2341
White611318.8180
Idaho StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Knickrehm12756.3128
Blum5255.019

Receiving Leaders

Weber StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Toone517935.8165
Smith78612.3032
Idaho StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Knickrehm45513.8020
Ponciano24221.0026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWEBIDST
FG07:55Jon Williams 30 Yd 30
FG03:27Mike Ramos 30 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERWEBIDST
TD13:19Tim Toone 65 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 103
TD11:16Trevyn Smith 1 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 173
TD07:09Clint Knickrehm 10 Yd Run (Jarrett Huk Kick) 1710
TD04:56Trevyn Smith 13 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2310
TD01:14Cody Nakamura 10 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Cameron Higgins Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3110
THIRD QUARTERWEBIDST
TD11:00Brendon Doyle 8 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 3810
TD05:12Trevyn Smith 41 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 4510
TD00:50Kyle Blum 2 Yd Run (Jarrett Huk Kick) 4517
FOURTH QUARTERWEBIDST
TD13:36Mike Phillips 17 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 5217
SF08:18Ball Through End Zone 5219
TD07:34Trevor Messersmith 7 Yd Pass From Kyle Blum (Kyle Blum Pass To Clint Knickrehm For Two-Point Conversion) 5227
TD07:26Justin White 80 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 5927