Hall makes big play in 2OT, helps Idaho beat South Alabama

September 23, 2017

Ed Hall football

Ed Hall

Ed Hall of Chugiak didn’t have a big game for the Idaho defense, but he made the big play when it mattered most.

The junior linebacker assisted on a terrific tackle that stuffed a stud running back in the second overtime, which led to a series of game-changing events that ultimately ended with Idaho beating South Alabama 29-23 in Mobile, Alabama.

Hall, of Eagle River High fame, assisted on four tackles; his fewest total in four games this season. He came into the game with 16 solo tackles, the second most on the NCAA D1 squad.

The 6-foot, 210-pounder showed off his strength and skill on the second play of the second overtime, a 2nd-and-6 run, when he helped wrap up South Alabama running back Xavier Johnson [155 yard, 2 TDs] for no gain.

On the next play, South Alabama earned a 5-yard penalty, which turned 3rd-and-6 to 3rd-and-11, and then an incompletion, followed by a missed field goal.

Idaho scored the walk-off touchdown in four plays, improving to 2-2 this year.

Hall ranks second on Idaho with 31 tackles and shares the team lead with one interception.