POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) Michael Sanders threw three touchdown passes to Madison Mangum and five overall to lead Idaho State over Division II Black Hills State 55-0 in a season opener on Saturday.
Sanders, a JC transfer, completed 15 of 18 passes for 278 yards before ending his day early. Junior Jakori Ford rushed for a career-high 201 yards on 24 carries as the FCS-ranked Bengals rolled up 710 yards offense.
Sanders threw touchdown passes of 41 yards and 9 yards to Mangum in the first 1:46 of the game.
Xavier Finney scored on a 1-yard run for a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter then Sanders connected again with Mangum. Sanders threw touchdown passes of 29 and 30 yards to Hagen Graves to finish the half ahead 42-0.
CJ Langlow returned a blocked punt for a score and Tanner Gueller hit CJ Hatchett with a TD pass to finish the scoring.