Courtesy: Ilya Pinchuk (Moscow, Idaho)
FSU rolls past Idaho
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 11/23/2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The University of Idaho did manage to break an 11-quarter touchdown-free streak by Florida State but the No. 2 Seminoles were too much for the Vandals Saturday night in the nonconference game at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Even in light of the 80-14 loss, coach Paul Petrino had praise for effort.

“There were some guys that really held their own and played hard enough,” he said. “As a team, we didn’t get it done.”

In particular, Petrino cited the effort of receivers Dezmon Epps and Najee Lovett, running back Richard Montgomery, and receiver-turned-defensive back Roman Runner.

“Dezmon Epps played his butt off,” Petrino said. “He competed hard all game. Najee also did that.”

Epps had seven catches for 126 yards and Lovett had three for 48. The Vandals had 286 passing yards – the most by a team against Florida State this season. Trouble was, between Taylor Davis and Joshua McCain there were four interceptions – two for touchdowns and one on the door.

The Vandals’ second quarter score – a 15-yard pass from Taylor Davis to Richard Montgomery, broke a string of 11 successive quarters of FSU not allowing a touchdown. The pass capped a 10-play, 63-yard drive by the Vandals.

Runner played as if he had been in the secondary all season with 13 tackles, which includes 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one pass breakup.

The Vandals wrap up the 2013 season next Saturday at New Mexico State.

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