Idaho vs. Oregon State – Game preview – September 18, 2021
CORVALLIS, Ore. – – Oregon State took matters into their own hands on Saturday against FCS opponent Idaho, dominant from the start in a 42-0 victory.
Chance Nolan had three touchdowns and BJ Baylor scored two goals as the Beavers (2-1) amassed 438 total yards and were strong defensively.
Oregon State was leading 28-0 at halftime and was unchallenged by the Vandals (1-2), who have lost 17 of the last 18 games against the Beavers since 1953.
It was Oregon State’s first shutout since a 3-0 win over Pittsburgh in the 2008 Sun Bowl.
Idaho was capped at 192 total yards and didn’t hit the Beavers 20-yard line until the end of the third quarter after an interception by OSU quarterback Sam Noyer.
Wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey, who missed last week’s game against Hawaii with an ankle injury, put the Beavers on the board midway through the first quarter with an 18-yard touchdown.
Baylor’s 4-yard run increased the lead to 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Deshaun Fenwick’s 9-yard run gave the Beavers a 21-0 advantage at 11:05 of the second quarter.
Nolan’s 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Teagan Quitoriano at the end of the first half gave Oregon State a 28-0 lead at the break.
It was more or less the same in the second half.
In the opening possession of the third quarter, Nolan connected with Champ Flemings on a deep sideline rout for 30 yards, increasing the lead to 35-0.
Baylor’s 2-yard run topped the scoring later in the quarter.
Take it away
Idaho: CJ Jordan gave the Vandals a boost after replacing starting QB Mike Beaudry at the end of the first quarter, especially with his running ability, but it wasn’t enough to trigger a comeback.
For the second game in a row, Idaho battled an opponent from FBS. The Vandals were outscored 98-14 in losses to Indiana and Oregon State.
Oregon State: Nolan has continued to perform well as a quarterback since replacing Game 1 starter Sam Noyer at the end of the third quarter of the season opener loss to Purdue. He was 14 of 19 against Idaho and had a 25-yard rush.
The Beavers head to next Saturday’s Pac-12 opener at USC with a three-game winning record for the first time since 2015.
Oregon State has shown good offensive balance in the last two games, winning over Hawaii and Idaho. Will this translate to continued success against Pac-12 opponents?
BJ Baylor, who came in second in the nation with five rushing touchdowns in the first two games, added two more against the Vandals.
FAMILY WITH VANDALS
Oregon State fourth-year coach Jonathan Smith was Idaho quarterbacks coach from 2004-2009.
Idaho: Opens its Big Sky program on October 2 at UC Davis.
State of Oregon: Opens its Pac-12 schedule Saturday at USC.
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