State Colleges

College of Idaho football seeks revenge vs. No. 16 Montana Western

The College of Idaho had Montana Western on the ropes Sept. 12 in Dillon, Mont., but the Bulldogs rallied with a game-winning touchdown pass with 18 seconds left for a 24-20 victory.

The Yotes (3-5, 3-4 Frontier) get a second chance against Montana Western (5-2, 5-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell.

The College of Idaho looks to rebound after last week’s 63-21 loss at No. 1 Southern Oregon that saw the Yotes lose four fumbles, two of which were returned for touchdowns.

Turnovers proved costly against Montana Western, which leads the Frontier with a plus-8 turnover margin. It also owns the league’s best rushing defense at 106.9 yards per game. But the Yotes’ 170 rushing yards in Dillon remains the most Montana Western has given up all season.

College of Idaho tight end Marcus Lenhardt (Eagle High) enters with seven touchdown catches this season, needing one more to tie the school record set by Jack Kennevick in 1953.

Entering their second to last home game, the Yotes rank second in attendance in the NAIA at 4,657 fans per game, trailing only Carroll (4,690).

Michael Lycklama: 208-377-6424, @MichaelLycklama