(Saturday, October 2nd)
Final Score: Idaho 33, Western Michigan 13
Kalamazoo, MI (Sports Network) - Nathan Enderle threw for 380 yards with three touchdowns to lead the Idaho Vandals in a 33-13 rout over the Western Michigan Broncos in a non-conference affair at Waldo Stadium.
Enderle completed 30-of-49 passes under center for Idaho (3-2), which has notched victories in two out of its last three contests. Eric Greenwood caught six passes for 82 yards for the Vandals, while Daniel Hardy grabbed six balls for 77 yards as well.
Western Michigan (1-3) struggled on all fronts on the afternoon, as Aaron Winchester led a ground-game that amassed just 80 yards with a 47-yard effort. Signal-caller Alex Carder completed just 14-of-33 passes for 104 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Broncos, who have lost two straight.
A 22-yard field goal from Trey Farquhar midway through an otherwise quiet opening period gave the Vandals a 3-0 lead.
The Broncos got on the board with a field goal of their own early in the second quarter, a 34-yard kick from John Potter, to tie the contest at three apiece.
But the Vandals found the end zone less than two minutes later with a 30-yard toss from Enderle to Kama Bailey. Enderle, who was sacked five times and tossed a couple of interceptions, struck again midway through the stanza, this time finding Justin Veltung with a 24-yard strike to give the Vandals a 17-3 lead.
The Broncos responded with under two minutes remaining in the half, as Carder completed a seven-yard pass to Ansel Ponder to pull Western Michigan to within seven.
Potter connected on a 38-yard field goal midway through the third stanza to pull WMU to within 17-13.
But the Vandals pulled away once more late in the frame with a four-yard scoring strike from Enderle to Taylor Elmo.
In the final period of play the Vandals added 10 unanswered points en route to the 20-point win, beginning with Justin Hernandez's fumble recovery in the end zone midway through the period. Farquhar added a 29-yard field goal with just over five minutes remaining, accounting for the contest's final score.
The Broncos were limited to a mere 184 yards of total offense on the afternoon, compared to 477 for Idaho.
10/02 18:42:41 ET