MOBILE, Ala. -- Isaiah Saunders' 2-yard touchdown run finally gave Idaho a much-delayed 29-23 double-overtime victory over South Alabama on Saturday night in a game that saw two weather delays.
The game lasted almost seven hours with the first weather delay lasting over two hours (2:27) in this Sun Belt Conference opener.
Idaho's Matt Linehan threw for 273 yards with Alfonso Onunwor grabbing eight catches for 119 yards and a score. Onunwor pulled in a pass from over his right shoulder in the left corner of the end zone as the Vandals charged back to tie the game 20-20 with only 13 seconds remaining.
The teams traded field goals in the first extra period. South Alabama's (1-3, 0-1) Gavin Patterson missed a 43-yard field goal to start the second overtime, leaving the door open for Saunders.
The Vandals (2-2, 1-0) were 61 yards from the end zone with 90 seconds remaining when Linehan went to work, driving Idaho for the tying score in regulation.
More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25
Will Harris put his ear to the ground to collect some valuable betting information from the college football practice fields.
Don't be surprised to see the Ducks' junior quarterback pick up steam in the Heisman Trophy race and on NFL draft boards.
Alabama's receiving corps goes by many names: The Rugrats, The Three-Headed Monster, Super Sophomores. The talented trio has added a new dimension to the Tide.
Tom Luginbill breaks down three defensive formations the Aggies used against Clemson that they could deploy to try to slow the Tide's high-powered offense.
The teams in this week's biggest college football games are also battling for the same prospects on the recruiting trail.
Brad Edwards details the importance of the Texas' matchup with TCU being the first big step for the Longhorns to return to form since the restructuring of the Big 12.