Riding a four-game losing streak and a seven-game road skid, the College of Idaho embarked on a 760-mile road trip Thursday to take on Montana State-Northern at 1 p.m. Saturday in Havre, Mont.
The Yotes (1-4, 1-3 Frontier Conference) stayed in Idaho Falls on Thursday night and practiced in Great Falls on Friday before taking on struggling Montana State-Northern (0-5, 0-4) near the Canadian border. The Lights are averaging 6.4 points per game and have scored four touchdowns all year. They allowed 82 points to Southern Oregon in their last game.
MSU-Northern is the first unranked NAIA opponent the Yotes have faced this season. Before last week’s bye, the College of Idaho lost to No. 21 Montana Tech by seven points, No. 4 Southern Oregon by 15 and No. 17 Montana Western by four points. It beat No. 13 Eastern Oregon 40-28 in the season opener.
College of Idaho cornerback Nate Moore (Mountain View High) made an interception in his third straight game two weeks ago, allowing him to retain the NAIA lead with five interceptions this season. He also made a career-high 13 tackles at Montana Tech.