Scores

Final

UC Davis 52

(3-4, 2-2 Big Sky)

Idaho State 45

(1-5, 0-3 Big Sky)

6:05 PM ET, October 13, 2012

Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID

1 2 3 4 T
UCD 10 14 14 1452
IDST 14 3 14 1445

Top Performers

Passing: K. Yost (IDST) - 374 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: C. Williams (UCD) - 6 CAR, 84 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: R. Rumble (IDST) - 7 REC, 142 YDS, 1 TD

UC Davis 52, Idaho St. 45

Associated Press

POCATELLO, Idaho -- Colton Silveria rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown and Marquis Nicolis ran for 105 yards and UC Davis defeated Idaho State 52-45 on Saturday.

UC Davis (3-4, 2-2 Big Sky) used a balanced attack, including 309 yards and 3 TDs through the air and 338 yards and 4 TDs on the ground.

Redshirt freshman Courtney Williams rushed for 84 yards and 3 TDs, including a 55-yarder in the first quarter.

"I knew what the play was designed to do and it worked," Williams said of his first-quarter score. "The defense took the bait."

UC Davis' Randy Wright passed for 309 yards and 3 TDs.

Idaho State (1-5, 0-3) managed to keep up with UC Davis in the first half and early in the third, but began to fade.

The Bengals' Kevin Yost passed for 374 yards and 5 TDs. Receiver Rodrick Rumble caught 7 passes for 142 yards and a TD.

Yost's performance was about the only thing UC Davis coach Bob Biggs could point to when considering areas in which his team may have come up short.

"We knew they were going to throw the ball and we couldn't get as much pressure as we hoped we would," Biggs said.

Despite pulling away to a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter and forcing Idaho State to punt in their next possession, UC Davis wasn't able to turn its back on the Bengals. With nearly 12 minutes left in the game, Wright threw his only interception of the game.

It was deep in UC Davis territory and put Idaho State on the Aggies' 14-yard line. It took Yost just one play, a 14-yard pass to receiver Luke Austin, to bring the Bengals within a TD.

But the Aggies' next drive proved to be a prime example of Biggs' game plan -- using depth at running back to set up his passing game. The Aggies, starting from their 8, ran five consecutive running plays, taking the ball to their 34.

That's when Wright threw a 41-yard bullet down the middle of the field to receiver Alex Cannon. It was his only catch of the day and put the Aggies on Idaho State's 13-yard line. Four plays later, it was Williams taking it in from the 2-yard line for his third TD of the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCD
IDST
1st Downs3522
Total Yards640429
Passing309374
Rushing33155
Penalties9-1267-51
3rd Down Conversions11-156-13
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers10
Possession37:3622:24

Passing Leaders

UC DavisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wright20/3130910.031
Idaho StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Yost29/413749.150

Rushing Leaders

UC DavisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Silveria221205.5126
Nicolis181055.8016
Idaho StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Prier11312.8116
Yost7243.4015

Receiving Leaders

UC DavisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Soto37725.7142
Galindo37424.7046
Idaho StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rumble714220.3167
Hill10828.2115

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCDIDST
TD08:02Courtney Williams 55 Yd Run (Brady Stuart Kick) 70
TD07:32Rodrick Rumble 67 Yd Pass From Kevin Yost (Brendon Garcia Kick) 77
FG03:30Brady Stuart 44 Yd 107
TD00:29Josh Hill 8 Yd Pass From Kevin Yost (Brendon Garcia Kick) 1014
SECOND QUARTERUCDIDST
TD10:22Colton Silveria 2 Yd Run (Brady Stuart Kick) 1714
FG01:45Brendon Garcia 37 Yd 1717
TD00:17Anthony Soto 42 Yd Pass From Randy Wright (Brady Stuart Kick) 2417
THIRD QUARTERUCDIDST
TD12:53Luke Austin 7 Yd Pass From Kevin Yost (Brendon Garcia Kick) 2424
TD07:35Courtney Williams 3 Yd Run (Brady Stuart Kick) 3124
TD05:04Mark Martindale 10 Yd Pass From Randy Wright (Brady Stuart Kick) 3824
TD02:15Aaron Prier 4 Yd Run (Brendon Garcia Kick) 3831
FOURTH QUARTERUCDIDST
TD13:45Dalton Turay 9 Yd Pass From Randy Wright (Brady Stuart Kick) 4531
TD11:27Luke Austin 14 Yd Pass From Kevin Yost (Brendon Garcia Kick) 4538
TD06:05Courtney Williams 2 Yd Run (Brady Stuart Kick) 5238
TD03:47Cameron Richmond 17 Yd Pass From Kevin Yost (Brendon Garcia Kick) 5245