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UC Davis 27, Idaho 17

MOSCOW, Idaho — Junior quarterback Hunter Rodrigues completed 23 of 29 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns in his first Aggie start, while senior linebacker Connor Airey led the defense with 10 tackles, a sack and an interception, as UC Davis opened its 2021 spring season with a 27-17 upset of No. 19 Idaho in Big Sky Conference football action at the Kibbie Dome.

Rodrigues, a human development from Rocklin, hit Carson Crawford for two of those TD strikes and Jared Harrell for the third. His 7-yarder to Harrell with 4:28 left in the third brought UC Davis to within a 17-14 deficit, then an 11-yarder to Crawford midway through the fourth served as the go-ahead to bring the Aggies on top by a 20-17 margin.

Junior running back Ulonzo Gilliam, Jr. rushed for 145 yards, while Crawford finished the day with eight catches, 120 yards and the two scores. Crawford, a former high school quarterback, also threw for a 36-yard connection to Jared Harrell during the Aggies’ first offensive series.

Game Recap (UC Davis) | Game Recap (Idaho) | Box Score
Stadium: Kibbie Dome
Location: Moscow, Idaho
Attendance: 1823
Duration: 2:48

UCD: RODRIGUES, Hunter (243 PASS); GILLIAM Jr., Ulonzo (145 RUSH); CRAWFORD, Carson (120 REC);

IDAHO: Beaudry, Mike (236 PASS); Beaudry, Mike (44 RUSH); Hatten, Hayden (74 REC);

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Idaho 28, Eastern Washington 21

MOSCOW, IdahoMike Beaudry found Hayden Hatten for the game-winner with 54 seconds to play to lift Idaho (1-0, 1-0) over No. 12 Eastern Washington (0-1, 0-1), 28-21, on Saturday in the Kibbie Dome. The Vandals earn the win in the 2021 Spring Season-opener, presented by Famous Idaho Potatoes.

The game went back-and-forth, and Idaho did not hold a lead until the final minute, but the Vandals got the job done when it mattered the most.

Hatten recorded his first career 100-yard game, finishing the day with 138 yards receiving on six catches, to go with his one score. Newcomer Mike Beaudry had a solid night, completing 22 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns.

Full Recap (Idaho) | Full Recap (Eastern Washington) | Box Score
Stadium: Kibbie Dome
Location: Moscow, Idaho
Attendance: 2694
EWU: Barriere, Eric (339 PASS); Pierce, T. (63 RUSH); Limu-Jones, T. (93 REC);

IDAHO: Beaudry, Mike (296 PASS); Walker, Tre (27 RUSH); Hatten, Hayden (138 REC);

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