POCATELLO – Seventy-four yards, Tyler Vander Waal to Tanner Conner, touchdown.
After a first half filled with positives but without points, it felt like the start of a change for Idaho state football, like maybe all new Bengals – nine new starters in attack, including including Wyoming transfer quarterback Vander Waal – had settled in and were about to do something special.
Vander Waal threw the ball from the right hash all the way down the pitch to Conner, wide open on the left sideline after running a deep return route.
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Conner rallied in the frozen rope, bumped into a few Weber State defenders and sprinted across the sideline, diving into the end zone with Weber State safety Eddie Heckard on his back.
Not even two minutes after the start of the second half, more A year after walking the field for the last time, the connection between the two roommates brought the Bengals down to a Weber State score of 14-7.
“Obviously Tanner is quick, he’s a great guy, he’s going to go out there and play,” said Vander Waal. “Living with him doesn’t hurt, just having that chemistry of, OK, Tanner is going to go do a play for me, and then if he doesn’t, I…”
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