LINCOLN, Nebraska- The Idaho State football team lost 73-7 to No. 22 Nebraska on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 84,923 at Memorial Stadium. Idaho State dropped to 1-2 while Nebraska improved to 3-1.
Idaho State had 210 yards of total offense while Nebraska had 569. The Bengal defense did force three turnovers, two fumble recoveries, one by Ethan Monroe and James Bergren and an interception by Dononvan Henley. Henley’s interception was his fifth of his career and it was the first time this season the Idaho State defense had an interception.
Kevin Yost finished 16-for-34 with two interceptions and 123 yards while CJ Reyes was 5-for-9 for 56 yards and one touchdown. Luke Austin caught five passes for 79 yards and scored the touchdown. Rodrick Rumble had six receptions for 39 yards and Cameron Richmond had three catches for 24 yards.
Henley, Trevor Spence and Cameron Gupton each had seven tackles while Tanner Davis, James Bergren, Phil Pleasant and Anthony Boyles had six tackles. Bergren, Graves and Demetrius Allen all had sacks on the afternoon.
Nebraska led 35-0 at the end of the first quarter and 45-0 at halftime and 66-0 at the end of the third quarter. Idaho State’s Austin scored its touchdown early in the fourth quarter on a six-play 54-yard drive that took 2:23 off the clock.
Idaho State returns to the field next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. for a Homecoming contest against Sacramento State at Holt Arena.