Today’s Big Red Report focuses on a native of Nebraska, who plays for the Idaho Vandals. That is Nathan Enderle, the senior quarterback. Nathan attended North Platte High School where as a junior he tied the Nebraska high school records for completions in a season at 166 and completions in a game of 24. He actually played in four sports, competing in basketball, baseball and track as well.
One of the most exciting bowl games I watched last year was the Humanitarian Bowl. Enderle led the Vandals on a length of the field drive in the final 34 seconds, then went for and converted a two point conversion to beat Bowling Green. Nathan finished with the NCAA’s fifth best pass efficiency rating at 157.28.
Nathan wouldn’t say if he was a Huskers fan, but I’m sure he is. In an interview with govandals.com, Nathan said “If you’re a sports fan in Nebraska, you like the Huskers.” He’s looking forward to the game as a lot of friends and family will be at Memorial Stadium and he says the game will give him and his Idaho team a look at how they measure up. It will be a tall task for Nathan and the Vandals. While he threw for 333 yards in a 45-0 win over North Dakota, he was sacked four times and this could be a big game for the defensive line.
I’m not saying that Nathan Enderle and the Vandals have a real solid chance of beating the Huskers, but one thing is for sure, their quarterback won’t be intimidated coming into Memorial Stadium. As a redshirt freshmen in 2007, Enderle made his first collegiate start at USC in Southern Cal. The Vandals lost that game 38-10. Enderle threw for 155 yards and wasn’t picked off.