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Weber State football: Wildcats cap season with big win over Idaho State

Published November 23, 2013 10:54 pm

Booker rushes for 139 yards to fuel strong run game.
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Ogden • Josh Booker rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns and Bo Bolen added 106 yards and another score as Weber State defeated Idaho State 32-7 on Saturday in a season finale for both teams.

The game was played in strong winds that included gusts of up to 50 miles an hour, causing the goal posts and press box to sway.

"The turnover margin is always important and it was again today," said Weber State coach coach Jody Sears. "When you hang on to the ball you put yourself in a good position. With the conditions out there we had to run the ball and we were able to do that. I'm so proud of our team and especially our 11 seniors. We just kept fighting."

The Wildcats (2-10, 1-7) attempted only 11 passes, completing four for 34 yards, though a 17-yard throw from Austin Chipoletti to Erik Walker went for a touchdown and a 26-7 lead at 12:20 of the fourth quarter.

Instead, Weber State went to the ground game with success, collecting 283 yards.

The Bengals (3-9, 1-7) came into the game with the 10th-ranked FCS passing offense but struggled in the wind. Justin Arias completed 11 of 24 throws for 80 yards and threw two interceptions, including one returned for a score.