September 2, 2012 in Sports

Idaho State Bengals still losing on the road


AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Idaho State is trying to break a six-year road drought. Traveling to Air Force Academy wasn’t the solution for the Bengals.

Kevin Yost was 41 of 52 for 355 yards passing and two touchdowns, and Josh Hill had 55 yards receiving and two scores, but Idaho State fell to the Falcons 49-21 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

It was Idaho State’s 33rd straight road loss dating back to 2006. Their last road win came against Northern Colorado on Oct. 7, 2006.

The Bengals’ next away game is at Nebraska in three weeks, and ending the streak in Lincoln will be a tall task.

“We have a lot of mountains to climb that have nothing to do with who we play in the next week or the next month,” coach Mike Kramer said.

If the Bengals can duplicate their offensive output in Saturday’s second half, the streak might end this year. Idaho State, held in check for most of the first half, responded with 75-yard touchdown drives on its first three possessions of the second half.

Yost threw scoring strikes of 5 and 9 yards to Hill, and Xavier Finney scored from the 2 to keep the Bengals within reach.

However, they couldn’t find the formula to stop Air Force’s offense.

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