UPDATE: JoJo Dickson Injury

25 10 2010

In picking up their first conference victory of the season Saturday, the Idaho football paid a steep price.

Starting middle linebacker JoJo Dickson suffered a broken leg in the third quarter, after New Mexico State runningback Kenny Turner blindsided the senior at the end of a play.

The hit ended Dickson’s season and likely his college career.

Here’s a look at the hit.

Being the leader that Dickson is, many Idaho players reacted emotionally following the hit.  As you can see in the video, it got to the point where head coach Robb Akey had to gather his football team to reminded them what they were playing for  – a WAC win, not retaliation.

Today, coach Akey gave an update on JoJo’s status, stating the surgery went well.

After his weekly press conference was over, coach Akey said that it’s likely to late in the season for Dickson to be granted a medical redshirt, but added that would not prevent him from trying.

Either way, Idaho players and coaches will just have to hope that playing for JoJo will match his production on the field.

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That’s WAC: Week Five

4 10 2010

SCORES AND SCHEDULE
WAC Non-Conference Record
This Week: 4-1 record, 3-0 vs FBS, 0-0 vs top 25
This Season: 18-18 record, 12-17 vs FBS, 2-6 vs top 25

WAC STANDINGS    
  CONF OVERALL
Boise State  1-0  4-0
Fresno State  1-0  3-1
Hawai’i  1-0  3-2
Nevada  0-0  5-0
Idaho  0-0  3-2
San Jose State  0-0  1-4
Utah State  0-1  2-3
Louisiana Tech  0-1  1-4
New Mexico State  0-1  0-4

Friday, October 1
BYU 16 at Utah State 31 – Final

Saturday, September 25
Idaho 33 at Western Michigan 13 – Final
UC Davis 14 at San Jose State 13 – Final
#3 Boise State 59 at New Mexico State 0 – Final
Cal Poly 17 at Fresno State 38 – Final
#25 Nevada 44 at UNLV 26 – Final
Louisiana Tech 21 at Hawai’i 41 – Final

TOP PERFORMERS
Passing:
1. Bryant Moniz, JR (UH): 42-58, 532 yds, 4 td vs Louisiana Tech
2. Nathan Enderle, SR (UI): 30-49, 380 yds, 3 td, 2 int vs Western Michigan
3. Ross Jenkins, SR (LT): 19-26, 215 yds, 2 td, int vs Hawai’i
4. Ryan Colburn, SR (FSU): 12-17, 215 yds, 2 td, int vs Cal Poly
5. Kellen Moore, JR (BSU): 13-18, 196 yds, 3 td vs New Mexico State

Rushing:
1. Vai Taua, SR (NEV): 19 car, 188, 3 td vs UNLV
2. Lamon Muldrow, SR (SJSU): 22 car, 137 yds vs UC Davis
3. Colin Kaepernick, SR (NEV): 13 car, 97 yds, td vs UNLV
4. Doug Martin, JR (BSU): 10 car, 94 yds, td vs New Mexico State
5. Derrvin Speight, SR (USU): 23 car, 91 yds, 2 td vs BYU

Receiving:
1. Kealoha Pilares, SR (UH): 18 rec, 217 yds, 2 td vs Louisiana Tech
2. Greg Salas, SR (UH): 10 rec, 197 yds, 2 td vs Louisiana Tech
3. Josh Harrison, JR (SJSU): 5 rec, 119 yds vs UC Davis
4. Richie Casey, SO (LT): 8 rec, 98 yds, td vs Hawai’i
5. Eric Greenwood, SR (UI): 6 rec, 82 yds vs Western Michigan

CONFERENCE OUTLOOK
After a disappointing showing last weekend, the Western Athletic Conference bounced back this Friday and Saturday.  Utah State got the party started with a dominant performance against BYU (1-4) on national television, and Hawai’i quarterback Bryant Moniz provided an incredible last call, sending everyone home talking about his 532-yard performance against Louisiana Tech.
Boise State and Nevada continued to solidify their status as national powers this season (might be a stretch for the Wolfpack, but I still believe they will be a 1-loss team come December), while Idaho bounced back after a disappointing loss to Colorado State (1-4) by crushing Western Michigan (1-3) on the road (albeit committing four turnovers).
Fresno State did what they were suppose to against an FCS-foe in Cal Poly (3-2).  The talented (for their classification) Mustangs hung around until halftime, then the Bulldogs put them away in the second half with a solid ground attack that finished with 253 combined yards rushing.
In fact, the WAC was a San Jose State away from a perfect weekend.  The Spartans – who I am now convinced is the least talented team in the conference – were out scored 14-0 in the second half by UC Davis (2-3), who notched just their second victory in school history over an FBS opponent.





jtv: Jackson Doubles (Touch)Down Against Las Vegas

22 09 2010

Idaho senior runningback Deonte Jackson spurned his hometown UNLV Rebels out of high school to head to the Gem State and suit up for the Idaho Vandals.  Last Saturday, the talented speedster showed he made the right choice.

3 – Deonte Jackson              
YEAR ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2007 240 1175 4.9 50 7 17 153 9 47 0
2008 161 696 4.3 28 3 16 111 6.9 33 0
2009 87 387 4.4 59 2 10 101 10.1 21 1
2010 23 99 4.3 20 2 3 42 14 19 0
ON PACE 100 429 4.3 19 9 13 182 14 19 0
Team-high                




Press Row: Robb Akey’s Weekly Press Conference

21 09 2010

Idaho head football coach Robb Akey had plenty to say at his weekly press conference yesterday.  Among the topics he discussed…

  • The outstanding play of the Vandal defense
  • The emergence of sophomore cornerback Aaron Grymes and the overall amount of competition they have in the defensive backfield
  • WAC vs MWC matchups don’t have any added importance
  • Colorado State is looking for payback after Idaho’s comeback win over the Rams last season