SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Shaun Rutherford threw for one touchdown and used his legs to run for another Saturday to lead Texas State to a 38-7 victory over visiting Idaho.
Rutherford led the Bobcats offense, completing 14 of 19 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown while scrambling 15 times for 85 yards and another score. Rutherford hooked up with Andy Erickson on a 31-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, than had a 9-yard touchdown run with 6:55 to go in the first half.
Texas State (3-3, 1-0 WAC) amassed 519 yards of total offense against a Vandals defensive unit seemingly not up to the task and didn't turn the ball over once.
Idaho (1-6, 1-1) trailed 14-0 before James Baker scored a touchdown at the 5:07 mark in the second quarter, making it 14-6, but the Bobcats scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to cruise to victory.
|TXSTSM||Andy Erickson 31 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)|
|TXSTSM||Shaun Rutherford 9 yd run (Will Johnson kick)|
|IDAHO||James Baker 3 yd run (Trey Farquhar kick)|
|TXSTSM||Terrence Franks 5 yd run (Will Johnson kick)|
|TXSTSM||Will Johnson 35 yd FG|
|TXSTSM||Marcus Curry 24 yd run (Will Johnson kick)|
|TXSTSM||Duke DeLancellotti 6 yd run (Will Johnson kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-12||5-11|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-2||1-2|
|Kick Return Yds||33||70|
|Punt Return Yds||-5||76|
|Time of Poss.||24:2||35:58|
|IDAHO: James Baker 8-48, Ryan Bass 5-36, Todd Handley 3-27, Logan Bushnell 4--2, Dominique Blackman 4--5|
|TXSTSM: Shaun Rutherford 15-85, Marcus Curry 12-84, Terrence Franks 9-56, Robert Lowe 2-48, Tim Gay 5-27, Tim Hawkins 2-25, Duke DeLancellotti 1-6, David Farris 1-6|
|IDAHO: Dominique Blackman 15-28-161-1, Logan Bushnell 4-6-50-1|
|TXSTSM: Shaun Rutherford 14-19-182-0|
|IDAHO: Jahrie Level 5-87, Mike Scott 5-29, Todd Handley 2-39, Justin Veltung 2-19, Ryan Bass 2-14, Najee Lovett 2-13, Justin Parkins 1-10|
|TXSTSM: Andy Erickson 3-48, Chase Harper 3-25, Deche Milburn 3-23, Brandon Smith 2-15, Jafus Gaines 1-34, Terrence Franks 1-32, Benjamin Ijah 1-5|
|Idaho||6th Western Athletic||1-5||1-11|
|Texas State||5th Western Athletic||2-4||4-8|