Clan Football loses to Idaho state

October 14, 2014

By McKenzie Dalgleish

Simon Fraser University lost 66-14 to Division I opponent Idaho State in a non-conference game Oct. 11.

While the Clan started off with Earl Anderson returning the opening kickoff 60 yards to the Idaho State 33-yard line, a holding penalty negated the return.

Idaho State went early and often to its passing game as quarterback Justin Arias threw for 321 yards and four touchdowns in the first half, while the ground game added another two scores in the opening 30 minutes.

Clan receivers Lemar Durant and Justin Buren led the offence. Durant hauled in nine receptions for 94 yards and Buren had a touchdown on five receptions for 92 yards.

SFU scored in the second half after Ryan Stanford entered the game as quarterback and orchestrated a 12- play, 75-yard drive capped off by a 25-yard touchdown pass to Buren.

Late in the fourth quarter, Stanford punched it in from a yard out after another 75-yard drive that spanned nine plays.

Stanford finished 16-of-22 for 190 yards, while Anderson ended with 199 all-purpose yards on nine touches.

On defence, linebacker Jordan Herdman finished with a game-high 17 tackles, while defensive ends Jamie Puffer and Kristian Lawrence each had two tackles for a loss.

With the loss, the Clan's record falls to 1-5 overall and 1-1 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play.

The team returns home after four straight road games to host the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers.

Kickoff on Oct. 18 will be at 1 p.m. at Swangard Stadium. For ticket information, e-mail:

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