Trailing by 12 at the half, Idaho stormed back to force overtime, and then beat Santa Cruz, 119-118. The win gives the Stampede sole possession of first place in the West Division.
Aaron Dell frustrated the Idaho Steelheads all night long, turning aside all 29 shots he faced Friday night as the visiting Utah Grizzlies upended Idaho, 3-0, in front of a season-best crowd of 5,250 fans at CenturyLink Arena.
Peyton Manning welcomed Wes Welker back into the lineup with a touchdown toss and the Denver Broncos narrowly avoided a repeat of their playoff slip from last year, advancing to the AFC championship game with a 24-17 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
Lynch carried 28 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns and Seattle's defense flustered Drew Brees and New Orleans in a 23-15 victory Saturday in the NFC divisional playoff game.
The Idaho Stampede were defeated by the Los Angeles D-Fenders 133-124 in the first night of a back to back series.
Portland Trailblazers' first-round pick C.J. McCollum made his professional debut Friday night.
Malcolm Smith returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown, Marshawn Lynch added a 2-yard scoring run and the Seahawks clinched the NFC West title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a 27-9 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Manning set the NFL single-season record for yards passing and threw four first-half touchdown passes to clinch the top seed in the AFC playoffs for the Broncos with a 34-14 victory over Oakland on Sunday.
Dee Bost recorded 27 points and handed out six assists in the losing effort. Pierre Jackson, who scored 41 points against the Legends last night, was limited to 22 points on 8/18 shooting.
Former College of Southern Idaho player Pierre Jackson scored 41 points to lead Idaho (9-3) past Texas (8-4), 129-126 in double overtime.
The 23-year-old forward currently ranks second in the ECHL in points (31), goals (14) and is tops among all ECHL players with six power-play goals, earning ECHL Player of the Week award for the week of October 21 - 27. He's no stranger to the AHL, though, having skated in 175 AHL games over the previous three seasons as a member of the Peoria Rivermen.
The transition from college to the pros doesn't seem to be an issue for Jackson. On Saturday, he broke the team record with 49 points against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. But there is still a difference between the two levels.
Mercier's winner improved Idaho's overall record to 13-6-4, good for 30 points in the ECHL's Western Conference. The back-and-forth affair was played in front of 3,917 fans.
Teams combine for 128 minutes in 4-3 Thunder win.
Five different players scored Wednesday night, including a pair of goals from Anthony Nigro, as the Idaho Steelheads defeated the visiting Stockton Thunder, 6-3, at CenturyLink Arena in Boise.