Idaho State vs Northern Colorado Preview

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Updated: 10/09/2013 10:50 pm



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STORY BY STEVE SCHAACK-ISU SPORTS INFORMATION

POCATELLO, Idaho-  Idaho State leads the overall series 20-9 but Northern Colorado has won four of the last five meetings. In 2012, the Bears beat the Bengals 52-14 and ISU won the 2011 meeting in Holt Arena, 50-20.

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: 8th nationally and second in the Big Sky Conference: 317.8 yards a game.
Kickoff Returns: 16th nationally and third in the Big Sky Conference: 24.38 yards a return.
Completions Per game: Justin Arias, fifth nationally and

first in the Big Sky Conference, 28.40.
Field Goals Per Game: Brendon Garcia, second nationally and first in the Big Sky Conference, 2.0
Passing Yards: Justin Arias, eighth nationally and second in the Big Sky Conference, 1,587 yards.
Passing Yards Per Game: Justin Arias, sixth nationally and first in the Big Sky Conference, 317.4 yards.
Receptions Per Game: Cameron Richmond, 14th nationally and third in the Big Sky Conference, 6.8.
Total Offense: Justin Arias, 10th nationally and third in the Big Sky Conference, 305.2 yards a game.

Top FCS NCAA Marks of Note
- Brendon Garcia's 51-yard field goal vs. North Dakota is tied for the fourth longest field goal made this season. The longest is from 53-yards out.
- Justin Arias' 40 completions vs. North Dakota is the fourth most in the FCS this season. His 36 is the sixth most in a single-game.

Tallying Up the Yards
Justin Arias threw for over 400 yards in his first two games as the starting quarterback. Arias threw for ninth most yards in program history vs. Dixie St with 439. He had 429 vs. Western State, the 10th most in program history. He has thrown for 1,587 yards on the season, completing 142 passes on 248 attempts with seven interceptions and eight touchdown passes. He is averaging 317.4 yards passing a game and completing 57.3 percent of his throws.

Garcia Climbing the Record Books
Brendon Garcia has made 33 field goals in his three-plus seasons as a Bengal. That number ranks third for most field goals made in a career at Idaho State. James Ferrell (1994-97) is in second with 32 and Perry Larson (1982-84) holds the record with 41 made field goals. Garcia has made 73 of his 78 extra point attempts, ranking him fourth on the career Top 10 list. Javier Garcia is third with 76 made extra points and Perry Larsen is second with 83. James Ferrell is first with 102.

Lets Get Loud in Holt
The Bengal crowd has had an influence on the outcome of plays for the first three home games. The Bengal coaching staff attributes 15 offsides penalties by the opponent to the noise the crowd makes. "We have 15 hash marks for our fans," Idaho State coach Mike Kramer said. "They are doing a great job in getting the offense to jump."

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