The Cavaliers are now 3-2 in the season and move into conference play for the remainder of the season.
Perry Jones led the Cavaliers to 14-0 lead with two touchdowns in the first quarter.
The Vandals cut the lead to 14-6 with two field goals in the first half.
The score remained 14-6 in the third quarter in which the Cavaliers dominated.
The Vandals scored after they blocked a punt, recovered, and scored with 3:11 remaining in the game. This tied the game with a successful two-point conversion.
The game went into overtime, and the Cavaliers were on the offensive first.
After a penalty that pushed the Cavaliers to the 23 on 3rd and 8, David Watford connected with Dominique Terrell to score. Robert Randolph put up the point after attempt making the score 21-14.
The Vandals responded but opted to go for the two-point conversion . Idaho’s Quarterback Brian Reader threw a pass into triple coverage that was incomplete.
The final score was 21-20.
Junior Perry Jones led the team with two touchdowns and 101 rushing yards. Jones broke the 1000-yard career rushing mark in the second quarter of the game.
The Cavalier’s offense opted to go with the two-quarterback system. Sophomore David Rocco threw for 240 yards and one touchdown. True freshman David Watford threw for 95 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
The Cavaliers have a bye week over UVA fall break. They will be back in action on Saturday, October 8 against Georgia Tech. This game is homecoming for the Cavaliers as well as the first game that former head coach Al Groh will return to Scott Stadium.