Johnson's three TDs power Idaho past Idaho State 38-7

POCATELLO, Idaho -- — Roshaun Johnson had three short touchdown runs, Marcus Harris returned an interception 56 yards for a score and Idaho breezed to a 38-7 victory over Idaho State on Saturday.

Johnson gave Idaho a first-quarter lead with a 2-yard run and gave the Vandals the lead for good on a 4-yard run. Harris followed with his pick-6 less than two minutes later and Idaho (7-4, 6-2 Big Sky Conference) never looked back.

Johnson scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter and Jack Layne threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hatten in the fourth to cap the scoring for the Vandals. Anthony Woods carried 16 times for 122 yards.

Tyler Vander Waal's 49-yard scoring strike to Benjamin Omayebu in the first quarter was the lone score for Idaho State (1-10, 1-7), which has lost four straight.