ISU vs Sac. State Preview

Jake Pele talks to KPVI News 6 about the Homecoming Game against Sacramento State
Jake Pele talks to KPVI News 6 about the Homecoming Game against Sacramento State
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Updated: 9/25/2012 3:12 pm


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POCATELLO, Idaho- Idaho State opens up Big Sky Conference play at home against the Sacramento State Hornets. Kickoff is at 1:35 p.m. and the game will be broadcasted live on 102.5 KMGI and 930 KSEI. Jerry Miller and Tim Lewis will call the action. Fans can also log onto isubengals.com to watch live video and view live stats as well as sign up for free score updates via text message.

Sacramento State is 2-2 and 0-1 in Big Sky Conference play. The Hornets lost 35-13 in their league opener to North Dakota. The two wins were against Colorado of the Pac 12 and Northern Colorado. Sacramento State is averaging 22.5 points a game and 426.5 yards of total offense. Sac State averages 259.8 yards passing and 166.8 rushing yards. Todd Davis leads the team in tackles with 39 and Ryan McMahon has 38.

Sacramento State leads the overall series 10-6. The Hornets have won three straight meetings with the Bengals last win being a 36-33 overtime win in 2008 at Holt Arena.

The 2002 Big Sky Conference championship football team is in town for the 10-year reunion and will be recognized during the game.

Conference Openers
In Mike Kramer's first Big Sky Conference game last year, the Bengals defeated Northern Colorado, 50-20 at Holt Arena. It was the first time the Bengals won their conference opener since beating No.5 Eastern Washington in 2005 at Holt Arena.

NCAA Stats
Kevin Yost ranks fourth in the nation in completions at 32.33, sixth in passing yards at 308.67 and 10th in total offense at 301.33 yards a game. Derek Graves is second in the country in receptions per game at 11 and Cameron Richmond is 13th at 7.67 receptions a contest.  As a team, the Bengal offense ranks fifth in passing at 355.33 yards a game.

Bengals A Top Big Sky Stat Leaders
Kevin Yost is first in the Big Sky Conference in passing yards at 308.67 and receiver Derek Graves is first in receptions at 11 a game. The ISU pass defense ranks first at 142.3 passing yards allowed and the offense ranks first in the conference in time of possession at 37:12 minutes a game and fourth in third-down conversions at 40 percent (18-45).

Kramer Moves into Third All time in Wins in Big Sky
Idaho State coach Mike Kramer earned his 80th head coaching victory as the Bengals beat Black
Hills State 38-5 on Sept. 8, snapping a nine-game losing streak. Kramer's 80 victories ties him for third all-time in Big Sky history with former Montana coach Bobby Hauck. Kramer is in his 15th season coaching in the Big Sky, and his second at ISU. Chris Ault of Nevada is the Big Sky's all-time leader with 111 victories. Former Montana coach Don Read is second with 85.
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