Vandals' Chalich stays humble after milestone game

STATESMAN STAFFOctober 3, 2013 

Three days after being mentioned in the same breath as former Vandal greats Scott Linehan and Doug Nussmeier, Idaho quarterback Chad Chalich is keeping things in perspective.

"It's definitely an honor to be up with those guys, but you know, I'm always going to stay humble and true to myself, and I'm just going to come out here and make this offense the best it can possibly be," Chalich said. "And for that to happen, I got to get better every day, get in the film room, learn the opponent's defense inside and out and just make this team that much better, because I got a long way to be that great quarterback."

With his 310 passing yards and 114 rushing yards against Temple on Saturday, Chalich became the first Idaho quarterback since Linehan (104 rushing, 248 passing in 1984) to rush for more than 100 and pass for more than 200 in a single game. Nussmeier, with his 107-yard outburst in a win over Boise State in 1993, was the last quarterback before Chalich to eclipse the 100-yard mark on the ground.

The Vandals will host No. 23 Fresno State at 3 p.m. Saturday (630 AM).

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