Yotes win in a thriller 44-41 over SOU

Posted at 7:17 PM, Oct 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-22 21:17:33-04

 Darius-James Peterson recorded one of the most prolific games in program history for the College of Idaho that even included a 14-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Lenhardt in overtime to lift the Yotes to a wild 44-41 victory over No. 17 ranked Southern Oregon at Simplot Stadium.

The true freshman rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns and added 215 yards and two scores through the air.

Peterson finished 9-of-19 through the air with two touchdowns, while quarterback Tyler Cox added 55 yards on five completions.   Peterson  became the first player in school history to rush and pass for over 200 yards in a game

The defense was at a premium on the day, as the teams combined for 1,175 total yards – including 574 yards of offense by the Yotes – the third highest total in program history.

C of I closes out the home schedule next Saturday, hosting No. 12 ranked Eastern Oregon at 1 p.m.