The College of Idaho returns home to take on perennial NAIA power Carroll at 1 p.m. Saturday (96.5 FM, 730 AM), looking to snap a two-game losing streak.
The Yotes (2-3, 1-3 Frontier) fell a Hail Mary short of upsetting No. 9 Southern Oregon 31-27 on the road last week and are searching for their first home win this season.
The Yotes rewarded freshman Darius-James Peterson with a heavier workload last week, using him in a two-quarterback rotation with Tyler Cox (Boise High) to rack up a season-high 501 yards of offense. Peterson ran for 132, the C of I’s first 100-yard rusher this season, and his Frontier-leading sixth TD.
Marcus Lenhardt (Eagle High) continues to draw closer to R.C. Owens’ career school record of 109 catches, needing four to break it.
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Since reinstating football, the Yotes and Saints have split their two meetings, with the College of Idaho winning 35-21 last year in Caldwell.
The Saints (1-3, 1-3) missed the NAIA playoffs for the second time in 16 years last season, going 4-6. They enter Saturday having lost eight of their past 10 games.
Carroll comes off a bye week after losing 34-14 to Southern Oregon at home.
Starting QB J.T. Linder was injured in the loss, and Cal Gustavsen (Boise High) completed 6-of-13 passes for 74 yards in relief. Linder is expected to start Saturday.