POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Nikko Taylor and Anthony Ricks intercepted Sacramento State’s Nate Ketteringham to thwart two late drives and secure Idaho State’s 42-34 win over the Hornets on Saturday.
Idaho State (2-2, 1-0 Big Sky Conference) was ahead 35-24 when Taylor intercepted Ketteringham at Sacramento State’s 4 and scored with 5:25 remaining in the game. On their next possession the Hornets had a first down on Idaho State’s 10 when Ricks intercepted to thwart that drive.
Michael Dean, who finished with 154 yards on only four carries, broke for scoring plays of 62 and 91 yards to keep Idaho State out front. His first score gave the Bengals a 21-0 lead with 7:47 left in the second period.
Sacramento State (0-4, 0-1) rallied with two TD passes from Ketteringham, who threw for 327 yards and rushed for 87 more, to Isiah Hennie and closed to 21-17 on a field goal midway in the third quarter.
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