HAVRE — College of Idaho hung up 42 points in the first half en route to a 59-28 win over Montana State-Northern in the final Frontier Conference football game of the season for both sides. After starting the season 0-5, College of Idaho won its final six games to finish above .500 at 6-5.
Nick Calzaretta started the scoring for the Yotes with an 18-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter. The Yotes added to their lead when quarterback Darius-James Peterson scampered in from 21 yards out. Tristen Alesi made the lead 21-0 with a 30-yard pick-6 before the end of the first quarter.
The blowout continued in the second, as Peterson scored again on the ground to extend the lead to 28-0. Peterson then threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Juarez to push the lead to 35-0. After a 1-yard touchdown run by Dominic Garzoli made it 42-0, Northern was finally able to get on the board. As time expired in the first half, Tommy Wilson hit Bryce Bumgardner for an 18-yard touchdown.
Northern would score twice in the third quarter on a 63-yard touchdown reception by Keagan Stroop and a 4-yard run by Jett Robertson.
Peterson finished 12-of-16 passing for 176 yards and a touchdown and added 159 yards and two scores on the ground on just seven carries. Tommy Wilson threw for 224 yards and three touchdowns for the Lights.
Northern finishes the season at 1-10 after winning the season opener.