VOD: College of Idaho gets first win in 37 years

Dr. Saturday

While the college football weekend was full of exciting games, one contest most people missed was College of Idaho’s 35-34 win against Pacific University.

Why was this NAIA game so significant?

Because it the College of Idaho’s first game since disbanding the program 37 years ago.

In the program’s return to football, Charlie Shepherd blocked a field goal with 29 seconds remaining to secure the victory. The game also featured back-to-back kickoff returns for touchdowns, a blocked extra point and a botched kickoff. College of Idaho quarterback Teejay Gordon had 335 yards of total offense and three touchdowns in the victory.

According to the Idaho Press Tribune, the win was similar to the program’s last game on Nov. 12, 1977. In that game, College of Idaho stopped a conversion in the final seconds to beat Pacific 24-23.

Thanks to LoqueBSU for the heads up

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