Kramer gets extensionIdaho State football coach Mike Kramer has been given a three-year contract extension, ISU athletic director Jeff Tingey announced Wednesday. The deal keeps Kramer – the third-winningest coach in Big Sky Conference history – in Pocatello through 2017. “Now we are beginning to see the fruits of coach Kramer’s vision for Idaho State football on the field,” said Tingey, with Kramer at his side. “I believe in him and his vision for the program,” Tingey said of Kramer, who was the head coach at Eastern Washington from 1994-99. Academically, the football program has carried a 3.0 GPA or better in five of the last six semesters and the team has boasted one-year APR scores of 975 and 1,000 the last two years.
EWU ‘perfect’ in the red zoneOfficially, the Eastern offense is 31-for-33 in the red zone this year, a not-too-shabby 94 percent. Unofficially, the Eagles are perfect. Going into the UC Davis game on Sept. 27, Eastern was 19-for-19, but took a knee at the Davis 18 on the final play of the game. The same thing happened a week later against Idaho State on Oct. 4, when the Eagles preserved a 56-53 win with a last-play kneel-down just inside the ISU 20-yard line.
NotesIdaho State and Montana State set school records for total offense in victories last Saturday. Idaho State rolled up 770 yards of offense in a 66-14 win over Division II Simon Fraser. The 770 yards are the most by an FCS team this season. Montana State amassed a school record 737 yards of total offense in a 77-37 conference win over UC Davis. The 77 points marked the most points ever scored by the Bobcats against a Division I opponent and the second-most in school history. … Cal Poly quarterback Chris Brown became the first player in the Mustangs’ Division I history to rush for a touchdown, throw for a touchdown and catch a touchdown in a game. Brown accomplished the trifecta in Cal Poly’s 30-24 win over Weber State. … Road teams went 4-1 last week in conference games. Home teams are now 10-7 in conference games.
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