Scores

Final

E Washington 20

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Idaho 3

(0-1, 0-1 home)

9:00 PM ET, August 30, 2012

Kibbie Dome, Moscow, ID

1 2 3 4 T
EWU 3 7 3 720
IDHO 3 0 0 03

Top Performers

Passing: K. Padron (EWU) - 260 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Q. Forte (EWU) - 17 CAR, 66 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Kaufman (EWU) - 5 REC, 148 YDS

E. Washington 20, Idaho 3

Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Kyle Padron passed for 260 yards and a touchdown to lead Eastern Washington to a 20-3 victory against Idaho in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.

Padron, who completed 13 of 33 passes with an interception, got off to a successful start in his quest to become the second straight SMU transfer to star at QB for the Eagles. Bo Levi Mitchell led them to the FCS national championship in 2010 and won the Walter Payton Award as the division's top player last year.

Padron, who started 21 games for SMU from 2009-11, hit Jake Whitnell with a 3-yard TD pass in the second quarter to give Eastern Washington a 10-3 lead. Quincy Forte ran for 66 yards and a score.

It was the Eagles' first victory against an FBS school since an 8-5 win at Idaho in 2003.

Najee Lovett had eight receptions for 105 yards for the Vandals, who went 2-10 last season.

Although transfer Dominique Blackman won Idaho's starting QB job, he did not play Thursday. Logan Bushnell started and was 10 of 24 for 123 yards and an interception.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EWU
IDHO
1st Downs1710
Total Yards412237
Passing260164
Rushing15273
Penalties13-707-52
3rd Down Conversions7-162-15
4th Down Conversions0-12-2
Turnovers12
Possession31:5328:07

Passing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Padron13/332607.911
IdahoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bushnell10/241235.101

Rushing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Forte17663.919
Talley18633.5025
IdahoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baas15523.507
Baker7233.306

Receiving Leaders

Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kaufman514829.6058
Edwards26231.0033
IdahoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lovett810513.1066
Veltung3217.009

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREWUIDHO
FG04:03Trey Farquhar 27 Yd 03
FG01:41Jimmy Pavel 34 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTEREWUIDHO
TD12:29Jake Whitnell 3 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 103
THIRD QUARTEREWUIDHO
FG06:57Jimmy Pavel 23 Yd 133
FOURTH QUARTEREWUIDHO
TD12:49Quincy Forte 2 Yd Run (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 203