PHOTO GALLERY: Idaho vs Fresno State
Preston Davis catches a first half touchdown
Preston Davis catches a first half touchdown
images by LARRY JOHNSON, GVN
Posted Oct 14, 2008


Saturday's game at Fresno State was a disappointing loss, but in the process the Vandals scored their most points of the season as they mounted a furious second half comeback before falling to the Bulldogs 45-32 in Fresno, California. True freshman wide receiver PRESTON DAVIS led a three touchdown second half effort by the Vandals, as QB Nathan Enderle threw for 237 yards, three TDs and no picks.

GAME BALL: Several Vandals on both sides of the ball had one of their best games of the season. But the Vandal O-line went into this season expected to be a strength of the team, and have worked through numerous injuries to put together their most complete game of the season. Below is the starting unit, and they are our leading images in the photo gallery below:
Billy Bates, 6-5.5, 285, Senior, Left Tackle
Mike Iupati, 6-5.5, 343, Senior, Left Guard
Adam Korby, 6-2, 293, Senior, Center
Kris Anderson, 6-3, 285, Senior, Right Guard
Bryce Sinclair, 6-5.5, 326, RS-Jr, Right Tackle


NEWS & NOTES: Quarterback Nathan Enderle has thrown for 1,288 yards this season, with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions while completing 53.8% of his passes......True freshman wide receiver Preston Davis is #2 on the team with 17 receptions for 204 yards and three touchdowns.......Eddie Williams had several pro scouts in the stands to watch his performance against Fresno State, where he logged six receptions for 68 hard fought yards and a long of 30 yards......Senior wide receiver Lee Smith has battled through offseason injuries to work his way up the depth chart, and Saturday hauled in two passes for 22 yards and a touchdown, plus a 2-point conversion reception.......Deonte Jackson led Idaho with 93 yards rushing and one touchdown for an average of 5.2 yards per carry.




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Senior left tackle BILLY BATES has started every game this season.
Senior right guard MIKE IUPATI missed the early part of the season with an injury, but is back to full strength.
Senior center ADAM KORBY was a 2nd Team All-WAC selection last season and is on the Rimington Trophy watch list for the third year in a row.
Senior right guard KRIS ANDERSON has started at every position except center in his career, and has started at both guards this season.
Redshirt junior right tackle BRYCE
UNSUNG HERO:  Redshirt junior H-Back/Tightend KEVIN SMALL has earned extensive playing time this year, and although he hasn't had many passes thrown his way, he has been an outstanding blocker.
True freshman wide receiver PRESTON DAVIS hauls in this first half TD in the front corner of the endzone.
Preston Davis hauls in his second TD of the game on this fully outstretched diving catch in the second half of Saturday's game at Fresno State.
Senior wide receiver LEE SMITH battled back from offseason injuries and scored his first touchdown of the 2008 season.  Later, he caught Idaho's 2-point conversion pass to cut Fresno's lead to 42-32.
Sophomore QB Nathan Enderle had his best game of the season, finishing 22-of-39 for 237 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions...and no sacks.
The stripped ball at the end of the game that could have gone either way.
True freshman safety SHELTON MILES logged two tackles and significant playing time Saturday against Fresno State.
Sophomore linebacker JONATHAN FARAIMO led Idaho with 13 tackles, including teaming up with senior defensive end Josh Shaw on a quarterback sack.
True sophomore linebacker JOJO DICKSON recorded five tackles and a sack against Fresno State.
The Vandals recover their fifth onside kick of the 2008 season, number one in the Western Athletic Conference.
Senior kicker TINO AMANCIO has been stellar on onside kicks, making it look easy.  As a field goal kicker he is 50% on the season and perfect on PATs.
Junior safety VIRDELL LARKINS transferred to Idaho this offseason and immediately won the free safety starting nod.  He leads Idaho with 54 tackles, 1 INT, and 1 FF.
True freshman kick returner KAMA BAILEY demonstrates ball security to give the Vandal offense outstanding field position.  Against Fresno he returned 8 kicks for a 21 yard AVG, and a long of 39 yards.
Sophomore tailback DEONTE JACKSON was once again a warrior, leading Idaho with 93 yards rushing (5.2 AVG) and one TD. On the year he has 445 yards and three TDs.
True freshman tailback TROY VITAL had the best game of his career at Idaho, finishing with 48 yards on eight carries for a 6.0 YPC average.
Redshirt freshman tailback PRINCETON MCCARTY had a big gain called back due to a penalty away from the play, but finished with 20 yards on four carries and 18 yards on two key receptions.

Senior left tackle BILLY BATES has started every game this season.
Senior right guard MIKE IUPATI missed the early part of the season with an injury, but is back to full strength.
Senior center ADAM KORBY was a 2nd Team All-WAC selection last season and is on the Rimington Trophy watch list for the third year in a row.
Senior right guard KRIS ANDERSON has started at every position except center in his career, and has started at both guards this season.
Redshirt junior right tackle BRYCE "Big Nasty" SINCLAIR had a tremendous off-season and battled to the top of the right tackle depth chart this season.
UNSUNG HERO: Redshirt junior H-Back/Tightend KEVIN SMALL has earned extensive playing time this year, and although he hasn't had many passes thrown his way, he has been an outstanding blocker.
True freshman wide receiver PRESTON DAVIS hauls in this first half TD in the front corner of the endzone.
Preston Davis hauls in his second TD of the game on this fully outstretched diving catch in the second half of Saturday's game at Fresno State.
Senior wide receiver LEE SMITH battled back from offseason injuries and scored his first touchdown of the 2008 season. Later, he caught Idaho's 2-point conversion pass to cut Fresno's lead to 42-32.
Sophomore QB Nathan Enderle had his best game of the season, finishing 22-of-39 for 237 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions...and no sacks.
The stripped ball at the end of the game that could have gone either way.
True freshman safety SHELTON MILES logged two tackles and significant playing time Saturday against Fresno State.
Sophomore linebacker JONATHAN FARAIMO led Idaho with 13 tackles, including teaming up with senior defensive end Josh Shaw on a quarterback sack.
True sophomore linebacker JOJO DICKSON recorded five tackles and a sack against Fresno State.
The Vandals recover their fifth onside kick of the 2008 season, number one in the Western Athletic Conference.
Senior kicker TINO AMANCIO has been stellar on onside kicks, making it look easy. As a field goal kicker he is 50% on the season and perfect on PATs.
Junior safety VIRDELL LARKINS transferred to Idaho this offseason and immediately won the free safety starting nod. He leads Idaho with 54 tackles, 1 INT, and 1 FF.
True freshman kick returner KAMA BAILEY demonstrates ball security to give the Vandal offense outstanding field position. Against Fresno he returned 8 kicks for a 21 yard AVG, and a long of 39 yards.
Sophomore tailback DEONTE JACKSON was once again a warrior, leading Idaho with 93 yards rushing (5.2 AVG) and one TD. On the year he has 445 yards and three TDs.
True freshman tailback TROY VITAL had the best game of his career at Idaho, finishing with 48 yards on eight carries for a 6.0 YPC average.
Redshirt freshman tailback PRINCETON MCCARTY had a big gain called back due to a penalty away from the play, but finished with 20 yards on four carries and 18 yards on two key receptions.

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Senior left tackle BILLY BATES has started every game this season. Senior right guard MIKE IUPATI missed the early part of the season with an injury, but is back to full strength. Senior center ADAM KORBY was a 2nd Team All-WAC selection last season and is on the Rimington Trophy watch list for the third year in a row. Senior right guard KRIS ANDERSON has started at every position except center in his career, and has started at both guards this season. Redshirt junior right tackle BRYCE UNSUNG HERO:  Redshirt junior H-Back/Tightend KEVIN SMALL has earned extensive playing time this year, and although he hasn't had many passes thrown his way, he has been an outstanding blocker. True freshman wide receiver PRESTON DAVIS hauls in this first half TD in the front corner of the endzone. Preston Davis hauls in his second TD of the game on this fully outstretched diving catch in the second half of Saturday's game at Fresno State. Senior wide receiver LEE SMITH battled back from offseason injuries and scored his first touchdown of the 2008 season.  Later, he caught Idaho's 2-point conversion pass to cut Fresno's lead to 42-32. Sophomore QB Nathan Enderle had his best game of the season, finishing 22-of-39 for 237 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions...and no sacks. The stripped ball at the end of the game that could have gone either way. True freshman safety SHELTON MILES logged two tackles and significant playing time Saturday against Fresno State. Sophomore linebacker JONATHAN FARAIMO led Idaho with 13 tackles, including teaming up with senior defensive end Josh Shaw on a quarterback sack. True sophomore linebacker JOJO DICKSON recorded five tackles and a sack against Fresno State. The Vandals recover their fifth onside kick of the 2008 season, number one in the Western Athletic Conference. Senior kicker TINO AMANCIO has been stellar on onside kicks, making it look easy.  As a field goal kicker he is 50% on the season and perfect on PATs. Junior safety VIRDELL LARKINS transferred to Idaho this offseason and immediately won the free safety starting nod.  He leads Idaho with 54 tackles, 1 INT, and 1 FF. True freshman kick returner KAMA BAILEY demonstrates ball security to give the Vandal offense outstanding field position.  Against Fresno he returned 8 kicks for a 21 yard AVG, and a long of 39 yards. Sophomore tailback DEONTE JACKSON was once again a warrior, leading Idaho with 93 yards rushing (5.2 AVG) and one TD. On the year he has 445 yards and three TDs. True freshman tailback TROY VITAL had the best game of his career at Idaho, finishing with 48 yards on eight carries for a 6.0 YPC average. Redshirt freshman tailback PRINCETON MCCARTY had a big gain called back due to a penalty away from the play, but finished with 20 yards on four carries and 18 yards on two key receptions.



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