PHOTO GALLERY: Idaho vs Western Michigan
Nathan Enderle
GoVandals.net
Posted Sep 16, 2008


Saturday's home tilt against Western Michigan exemplified how quickly things can turn in a game. At halftime Idaho was down just 14-7 and playing solid football. To start the third, Idaho recovered an onside kick and tied the game at 14 with 12:39 left in the quarter. WMU answered with a quick TD, and Idaho began pressing in all facets, resulting in numerous breakdowns and a WMU 51-28 win.

SOME OBSERVATIONS OF THE GAME

- Senior H-Back Eddie Williams, one of the team's leaders, had a tremendous game. Statistically, he gained 161 yards on nine receptions, including a 50 yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. He plays hard every play of every game, but he clearly turned it up even more this weekend, running and blocking with even more authority.

- Sophomore quarterback Nathan Enderle got off to a rough start Saturday, when one of his early first quarter passes sailed after he was hit by a rushing defensive lineman, and the ball was picked off and returned for a touchdown. Enderle recovered though under heavy pressure, and finished with 334 yards and three passing touchdowns on 25-of-39 attempts and five sacks.

- Sophomore sensation Deonte Jackson continued on his quest as one of the WAC's top tailbacks, gaining 110 yards on 21 carries with one touchdown and a long of 25 yards.

- Sophomore wide receiver Maurice Shaw gained 31 yards on four receptions, including an acrobatic 10-yard touchdown reception at the start of the fourth quarter, cutting WMU's lead to 37-21.




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Jerry Kramer, former University of Idaho and NFL Legend, is honored at the end of the first quarter.
Former Vandals, OL Rick DeMulling (left) and QB John Welsh, are honored along with the '98 Humanitarian Bowl Champion Football Team at the end of the first quarter.
Ed Dean, former Vandal quarterback (in gold golf shirt), watches early action against Western Michigan.
Senior H-Back EDDIE WILLIAMS had a career day against Western Michigan, gaining 161 yards on nine receptions and a touchdown, 17 yards on one carry, and again throwing crucial blocks all game.
Sophomore defensive lineman AARON LAVARIAS returned to action this week against Western Michigan after missing the Idaho State game with an injury.
Sophomore tailback DEONTE JACKSON had another stellar game, gaining 110 yards on 21 carries (5.2 yards per carry) and a touchdown.  It was Deonte's second consecutive 100-plus yard game of the season.
Senior guard MIKE IUPATI got back onto the field this week, and rotated into the starting lineup throughout the game at left guard.
Sophomore quarterback NATHAN ENDERLE (6-5, 223) had a solid game.  By the numbers, he finished with 334 yards on 25-of-39 passing with three TDs and one pick (caused when he was hit by a defender).
Sophomore starting middle linebacker JONATHAN FARAIMO finished with two solo tackles on the afternoon.
True freshman tailback TROY VITAL continues to get key carries, this week rushing five times for 12 yards and a long of seven.
Senior kickoff specialist VICENTE RICO sent numerous kicks into the endzone.
Junior H-Back KEVIN SMALL got into the passing game this week, hauling in two receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown.
2008 Vandal Cheerleaders in new uniforms last week against Western Michigan.
Idaho Cheerleader, Fawn Youngdahl
Idaho Cheerleader Jessica Gudgel sports the
Another look at the

Jerry Kramer, former University of Idaho and NFL Legend, is honored at the end of the first quarter.
Former Vandals, OL Rick DeMulling (left) and QB John Welsh, are honored along with the '98 Humanitarian Bowl Champion Football Team at the end of the first quarter.
Ed Dean, former Vandal quarterback (in gold golf shirt), watches early action against Western Michigan.
Senior H-Back EDDIE WILLIAMS had a career day against Western Michigan, gaining 161 yards on nine receptions and a touchdown, 17 yards on one carry, and again throwing crucial blocks all game.
Sophomore defensive lineman AARON LAVARIAS returned to action this week against Western Michigan after missing the Idaho State game with an injury.
Sophomore tailback DEONTE JACKSON had another stellar game, gaining 110 yards on 21 carries (5.2 yards per carry) and a touchdown. It was Deonte's second consecutive 100-plus yard game of the season.
Senior guard MIKE IUPATI got back onto the field this week, and rotated into the starting lineup throughout the game at left guard.
Sophomore quarterback NATHAN ENDERLE (6-5, 223) had a solid game. By the numbers, he finished with 334 yards on 25-of-39 passing with three TDs and one pick (caused when he was hit by a defender).
Sophomore starting middle linebacker JONATHAN FARAIMO finished with two solo tackles on the afternoon.
True freshman tailback TROY VITAL continues to get key carries, this week rushing five times for 12 yards and a long of seven.
Senior kickoff specialist VICENTE RICO sent numerous kicks into the endzone.
Junior H-Back KEVIN SMALL got into the passing game this week, hauling in two receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown.
2008 Vandal Cheerleaders in new uniforms last week against Western Michigan.
Idaho Cheerleader, Fawn Youngdahl
Idaho Cheerleader Jessica Gudgel sports the "new-new" Cheerleader uniform. The previous uniform was deemed too controversial so new uniforms are planned for the October 4th home game (Dad's Weekend).
Another look at the "new" 2008 Vandal cheerleader uniforms.

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Jerry Kramer, former University of Idaho and NFL Legend, is honored at the end of the first quarter. Former Vandals, OL Rick DeMulling (left) and QB John Welsh, are honored along with the '98 Humanitarian Bowl Champion Football Team at the end of the first quarter. Ed Dean, former Vandal quarterback (in gold golf shirt), watches early action against Western Michigan. Senior H-Back EDDIE WILLIAMS had a career day against Western Michigan, gaining 161 yards on nine receptions and a touchdown, 17 yards on one carry, and again throwing crucial blocks all game. Sophomore defensive lineman AARON LAVARIAS returned to action this week against Western Michigan after missing the Idaho State game with an injury. Sophomore tailback DEONTE JACKSON had another stellar game, gaining 110 yards on 21 carries (5.2 yards per carry) and a touchdown.  It was Deonte's second consecutive 100-plus yard game of the season. Senior guard MIKE IUPATI got back onto the field this week, and rotated into the starting lineup throughout the game at left guard. Sophomore quarterback NATHAN ENDERLE (6-5, 223) had a solid game.  By the numbers, he finished with 334 yards on 25-of-39 passing with three TDs and one pick (caused when he was hit by a defender). Sophomore starting middle linebacker JONATHAN FARAIMO finished with two solo tackles on the afternoon. True freshman tailback TROY VITAL continues to get key carries, this week rushing five times for 12 yards and a long of seven. Senior kickoff specialist VICENTE RICO sent numerous kicks into the endzone. Junior H-Back KEVIN SMALL got into the passing game this week, hauling in two receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown. 2008 Vandal Cheerleaders in new uniforms last week against Western Michigan. Idaho Cheerleader, Fawn Youngdahl Idaho Cheerleader Jessica Gudgel sports the Another look at the



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