MOSCOW Taylor Heinicke threw for 533 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for another score, and Old Dominion beat Idaho in a 59-38 shootout Saturday for its first-ever win against an FBS opponent.
Our defense didnt play good, Idaho head coach Paul Petrino said. Our offense played real well a lot of times. We had too many drops. We had 505 yards; 38 points. If you just eliminate the drops, we probably had 700 yards and 48 points.
You cant drop the ball.
Colby Goodwyn added three rushing touchdowns, and Marquel Thomas hauled in seven catches for 137 yards and two scores. The Monarchs broke a 31-31 halftime tie when Heinicke scored on a 1-yard keeper, capping off a 9-play, 75-yard drive to open the second half and take the lead for good.
Taylor Davis threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns to lead Idaho. He also threw two interceptions. Dezmon Epps had nine catches for 175 yards and a score.
The Vandals have lost back-to-back games against FCS opponents, including Eastern Washington last year. ODU is an FCS independent in transition to the FBS level.
Portland State 38, Idaho State 31
POCATELLO DJ Adams rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns to pace the Vikings at Holt Arena. PSU won this matchup 77-10 last season in Portland.
It was a 60-point difference from last year. Any of you who were with us last year at Portland saw us get thrashed 77-10, and to come back in the very end with a chance to win the game on our final possession would have to realize what a tremendous journey it has been by a football team that was in disarray that weekend and stayed that way for the rest of the season, ISU coach Mike Kramer said. I like our character. I like where we are at.
Senior Luke Austin (Skyview High) had seven catches for 88 yards and three touchdowns for the Bengals, who visit BYU next week.