Idaho St. shakes off slow start in 37-6 win over W. Oregon

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Tanner Gueller threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, and Idaho State beat Division-II member Western Oregon 37-6 on Thursday night in the season debut for both.

Western Oregon led 6-3 at halftime but early in the third, Idaho State's Adkin Aguirre picked off Nick Duckworth's pass at Western Oregon's 42-yard line. Gueller then led an 11-play, 42-yard drive capped by a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jake Johnson to give the Bengals their first lead.

After Idaho State forced a punt, Gueller threw a 71-yard score to Austin Campbell to extend the lead to 16-6. Early in the fourth, Ty Flanagan padded the lead to 23-6 with a 20-yard TD run with 12:28 to play.

Flanagan ran for 100 yards on 14 carries.

Duckworth threw for 288 yards and Paul Revis had 13 catches for 137 yards.

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