Defensive back Christian McFarland picked off a North Dakota pass late in the game, sealing a 25-21 win for Idaho State on Saturday afternoon.
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Chase Garbers completed 20 of 25 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns in his second game as Cal's starting quarterback, and the Golden Bears overcame a sluggish start and beat FCS-level Idaho State 45-23 on Saturday.
James Madison ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns, Caleb Brown had a pick-6 and Idaho State dominated Division II Western State (Colo.) 45-10 in Friday night's season opener.
Idaho State University fired athletic director Jeff Tingey, but president Kevin Satterlee told the Idaho State Journal the reason didn't involve any scandal or violation, and the school is looking to change the direction of the athletic department.
Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school.
Stefan Cantwell passed for three touchdowns and ran for one and Weber State won a share of the Big Sky Conference championship with a 35-7 win over Idaho State on Saturday.
Jake Maier threw for 358 yards and three touchdowns on 29-of-40 passing and Justin Williams ran for 92 yards and two scores as UC Davis cruised to a 56-17 win over Idaho State on Saturday.
Chris Murray threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Mac Bignell had a pick-six, and Montana State beat Idaho State 28-14 on Saturday.
Idaho State first-year coach Rob Phenicie has agreed to a three-year contract extension, although it won't be finalized until after the season, athletic director Jeff Tingey said Monday.
Tanner Gueller threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and Idaho State collected 697 total yards of offense to beat winless Portland State 59-30 Saturday in Big Sky Conference action.
Kevin Thompson passed for 254 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 85 yards and another score to help Sacramento State beat Idaho State 41-21 on Saturday night.
Gresch Jensen threw for 360 yards and four touchdowns and the Montana defense had six sacks to help the Grizzlies beat Idaho State 39-31 on Saturday.
Tanner Gueller threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns and led a fourth-quarter comeback as Idaho State beat Cal Poly 38-34 on Saturday.