Idaho's offense sputtered for much of the first half, but UI put together two nice drives and four defensive stops to go into halftime with Bowling Green tied 14-14. The Vandals evened the score 19 seconds before the half when Nate Enderle found Eric Greenwood for a 7-yard fade pass, capping a 10-play drive.
UI has stopped BG on fourth down, blocked a field goal and forced two punts. But the defense also allowed an easy 35-yard TD pass to Freddie Barnes on the game's first possession, and gave up a 59-yard TD run later. Barnes set the NCAA record for receptions in a season (with 143) at the 1:51 mark of the first quarter. He has nine catches for 111 yards.