Idaho State at Utah Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 8/24/2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City
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On Thursday night, the Idaho State Bengals will hope to pull off their first upset of 2014 in their opening matchup against the Utah Utes.
Idaho State started off their 2013 season by winning their first two games, but they were only able to win one of their final 10 to finish with a 1-7 record in the Big Sky Conference and a 3-9 record overall. Their only conference win came against Northern Colorado, who only won one game last year.
Just about anyone who knows anything about ISU football knows that they will once again focus on their passing game in 2014. Senior quarterback Justin Arias threw for 3,547 yards and 24 touchdowns last year and broke the school record for pass attempts with 574.
Utah's fans had high hopes in 2013, but they finished with just a 2-7 record in the Pac-12 after losing five of their final six games. The Utes weren’t horrible on either side of the ball, but they didn't finish inside of the top 60 in the nation in any major statistical category.
The Utes will be lead on offense by junior quarterback Travis Wilson, who had 1827 passing yards and 16 touchdown passes in 2013. Wide receiver Dres Anderson, who had 53 catches for 1,002 yards last season, is expected to be one of the better wideouts in the Pac-12 this season.
Injuries to Watch
Idaho State Bengals
No Injuries to report at this time
08/15/14 DB Reginald Porter Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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