Idaho State vs Eastern Washington Preview

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Updated: 10/30/2013 11:07 pm



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STORY BY STEVE SCHAACK-ISU SPORTS INFORMATION 


POCATELLO, Idaho- Idaho State hosts No. 3 Eastern Washington in Holt Arena on Saturday, November 2 at 3:05 p.m.. Eastern Washington leads the series 25-9. Eastern Washington has won six straight with the last ISU win being Sept. 24, 2005 in Pocatello over the then fifth ranked Eagles.  That was the last time ISU has beat a nationally ranked FCS team. Since then the Bengals have lost 22 straight vs. ranked opponents.

SAVE BENNY BY ASSISTING IN A FOOD DRIVE
During halftime of Friday's (Oct. 25) volleyball match, Idaho State's Benny the Bengal was kidnapped by masked assailants. On Monday, a ransom note was delivered demanding one million cans of food. We are asking for your help to ensure Benny's safe return before Idaho State football takes on Eastern Washington next Saturday. Canned food can be dropped off at Idaho Central Credit Union locations in Pocatello and Chubbuck as well as the ISU Bookstore. For every can of food dropped off, you receive a buy one, get one free voucher for Saturday's football game against Eastern Washington. All food items donated will benfit the Idaho Food Bank. Please help save Benny - we are running out of time.

HOW TO FOLLOW THE GAME
Fans can tune into Rock 102.5 or 930 CBS Sports Radio to listen to the game called by Jerry Miller and Tim Lewis. Live stats, video and audio are available at isubengals.com.

WHERE THE BENGALS RANK
Passing: 10th nationally and 2nd in the Big Sky Conference: 325 yards a game.
Kickoff Returns: 14th nationally and 2nd in the Big Sky Conference: 23.95 yards a return.
First Downs: 29th nationally and 4th in the Big Sky Conference, 179.
All-Purpose Yards: Luke Austin is 45th nationally and 8th in the Big Sky Conference, 119.50 yards.
Completions Per game: Justin Arias,  3rd nationally and 1st in the Big Sky Conference, 27.88.
Field Goals Per Game: Brendon Garcia, 3rd nationally and 1st in the Big Sky Conference, 1.6.
Passing Yards: Justin Arias, 5th nationally and 2nd in the Big Sky Conference, 2,598 yards.
Passing Yards Per Game: Justin Arias, 6th nationally and 2nd in the Big Sky Conference, 324.8 yards.
Points Responisible for: Justin Arias, 22nd nationally and 4th in the Big Sky Conference, 114 points.
Receiving Touchdowns: Luke Austin, 25th nationally and 5th in the Big Sky Conference with 6.
Receiving Yards: Luke Austin is 30th nationally and 7th in the Big Sky Conference with  667 yards.
Cameron Richmond is 45th nationally and 10th in the Big Sky Conference with 589 yards.
Receiving Yards Per Game:  Luke Austin is 5th nationally and first in the Big Sky Conference at 111.2 yards a game.
Receptions Per Game:  Luke Austin is 6th nationally and first in the Big Sky Conference at 7.7 a game.
Rushing Yards:  Xavier Finney, 66th nationally and 7th in the Big Sky Conference, 562 yards.
Total Offense: Justin Arias, 8th nationally and 2nd in the Big Sky Conference, 313.3 yards a game.

FINAL GAME NOTES FROM SUU
- Jon Davidson had a career-high nine tackles and Hayden Stout had a career-high eight tackles.
- Mitch Beckstead had his third  career-interception.
- Brendon Garcia's 34-yard field goal puts him one field goal from tying James Ferrell for the second most field goals made in program history.
- Luke Austin had 115 receiving yards and is five yards away from moving into 10th place in the program most career receiving yards.


Tale of the Tape
                                                                     Idaho State    
    Eastern Washington

Scoring                                                            23.2                       37.4
Points Allowed Per Game                                26.9                       27.8
First Downs                                                       179                        187
Rushing Yards                                                   596                        1300
Avg. Rushing Yard Per Game                           74.5                        162.5
Passing Yards Per Game                                   325                         340.6
Total Offense                                                    399.5                      503.1
Penalties                                                           62-605                    56-553
Punts                                                                40-1560 (39 avg)     31- (41.7 avg)
Time of Possession                                           28:04                       29:38
Third Down Conversion                                     53/134 40%             50/100
Fourth Down Conversion                                   4/11 36%                   6/11
Sacks                                                                20                               16
Touchdowns                                                     21                               42



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