QB Jackson leads Utah State past Idaho 24-19

QB Jackson leads Utah State past Idaho 24-19



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MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Leon Jackson rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another Saturday to lead the Utah State Aggies past Idaho, 24-19, in a battle of last-place teams in the Western Athletic Conference.

Jackson threw for 118 yards and rushed for 11. His favorite target was receiver Kevin Robinson, who caught seven passes for 86 yards and a score.

Running back Derrvin Speight led the Aggies (2-9, 2-6 WAC) with 57 rushing yards.

Brian Flowers had 127 rushing yards and a touchdown for Idaho (1-11, 0-8). Vandal quarterback Nathan Enderle went 14-for-27 for 191 yards and threw three interceptions, but started the game by completing his first seven pass attempts.

That streak ended when James Brindley intercepted an Enderle pass early in the second quarter.

That was the first of four Idaho turnovers. The first -- a Flowers first-quarter fumble -- resulted in Jackson's first rushing TD.

Enderle's second interception followed Robinson's score and gave Utah State the ball back with 1:11 left in the second quarter. That led to a Jacob Actkinson field goal and a 17-10 USU lead at the half.

Jackson scored his second TD early in the third quarter to give the Aggies a 24-10 lead.

Tino Amancio connected on the second of two field goals on the day from 36 yards out to cut the USU lead to 24-13. Enderle then found Lee Smith in the end zone on a 14-yard score with 5:42 left in the game to make it 24-19.

Idaho then failed on a 2-point try, but UI receiver Eddie Williams came down with the Vandals' on-side kick attempt and UI drove to the Aggies' 24-yard line. However, the Vandals turned over the ball on downs with 1:44 left in the game.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV-11-24-07 1825MST

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