After waiting two weeks to play, Idaho redshirt freshman Todd Handley made the most of it last Saturday against LSU.
Squaring off against a rush defense that has held its opponents to only a handful of yards, the speedy Californian provided a spark to a run game that has had its struggles this season.
Down by 14 in the second quarter, Handley took his first handoff of the season for 14 yards helping facilitate what would become a seven-play, 81-yard scoring drive.
Although he was held to 6 yards on his next five carries, Handleys hard running wasnt lost on coach Robb Akey.
There was a couple glimpses, the coach said. We saw a couple nice runs from Handley.
Senior Ryan Bass leads the Vandals in rushing with 95 yards, while junior James Baker has 34 yards. The ground game has produced no touchdowns this season and the Vandals are averaging 1.8 yards a carry.
Outside of the injury to junior right tackle Jordan Johnson (back), the Vandals came out of their toughest game of the season relatively unscathed.
Junior cornerback Tracy Carter, who sustained a knee bruise against Bowling Green but still played against LSU, is back at full participation.
Statesman wire services