MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) – Mike Beaudry handed for 296 yards and two touchdowns, together with a 25-yarder to Hayden Hatten within the closing minute, and Idaho beat Jap Washington 28-21 on Saturday as each groups opened a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Beaudry accomplished 22 of 45 and threw one interception and Hatten completed with six receptions for 138 yards.
Beaudry threw a 14-yard TD move to Cutrell Haywood to make it 21-all with 5:42 left within the third quarter. Neither group scored once more till he led an eight-play, 68-yard drive capped by Hatten’s landing reception that gave the Vandals their first lead of the sport with 54 seconds to play.
Jap Washington’s Eric Barriere was 32 of 57 passing for 339 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.
Anthany Smith returned an interception 71 yards for a landing with 6:45 left within the first quarter and Barriere hit Dennis Merritt for a 27-yard TD early within the second quarter to offer the Eagles a 14-0 lead.
Nick Romano scored on a 3-yard run and Roshaun Johnson added a 5-yard TD run to make it 14-all going into the half. EWU opened the second half with a nine-play, 75-yard drive capped by Anthony Stell Jr.’s 16-yard scoring reception.
EWU coach Aaron Greatest missed the sport after testing optimistic for COVID-19 earlier within the week. Defensive coordinator Eti Ena is filling in till Greatest returns.
Seth Harrison’s 24-yard field-goal try for the Eagles early within the fourth quarter appeared to undergo the uprights and bounce off the scoreboard however was dominated no good by the official – appeared to have missed the play whereas adjusting the masks on his face.
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