By Russell Ramsey
The Bobcats had a tough afternoon against the Idaho Vandals, struggling to a 47-14 finish. The loss to the Vandals is the latest in a five game losing streak for the Bobcats, dropping their record to 2-6 on the season.
The Bobcats put their best foot forward with a 14 point first quarter with Stedman Mayberry and Thurman Morbley touchdowns, but things took a downward turn from there. After their explosive first quarter, the Bobcats surrendered two rushing touchdowns and a field goal to the vandals for 17 points unanswered.
The second half continued to roll in the Vandals favor as they scored another two touchdowns. In the third quarter, a snap went over Tyler Jones head and out of the end zone for a safety and another two points for the Vandals.
Jones finished the game 12 of 16 passing for 175 yards and one touchdown. Mayberry finished with 29 yards rushing,a touchdown and 78 yards receiving to bring his total yards from scrimmage over 100 yards. Morbley impressed on his one reception that went 48 yards for a touchdown. In the fourth quarter, backup quarterback Eddie Printz took some snaps but could not lead the offense to the end zone.
For the Bobcats, this is their fifth loss in a row and third conference game this year where they opened with a 14 point first quarter to go scoreless in the second quarter. An interesting trend the Bobcats hope to eliminate next Saturday when they play New Mexico State.
You can catch next week’s game live at 3:00 p.m. on KTSW 89.9.
Featured image by Madison Tyson.