Coming off the most lopsided defeat in school history, Idaho State looks to get on track at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Cal Poly.
The Bengals (1-3, 0-1 Big Sky) closed out their nonconference slate last week with an 80-8 loss at UNLV, setting new school marks for largest loss and most points allowed. Though Cal Poly (1-3, 0-1) isn’t a Mountain West-caliber team, it does present a big challenge. The Mustangs rush for 330 yards per game. After giving up 517 yards rushing to the Rebels, it’s an area of concern.
Idaho State has been outscored 132-8 in its past two games, against Boise State and UNLV. Cal Poly is allowing 507 yards per game, so it is a chance for the Bengals’ offense to get going again before it’s too late.
“Two of these back-to-back will gut your program if you are not careful,” Idaho State coach Mike Kramer said after the UNLV loss. “I have to be careful how I handle this. I need every ounce of coaching ability I have to rally us now because we are back to square one.”