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Breaking Down The Idaho State Bengals

The Idaho State Bengals

2008 Record: 1-11
Conference: Big Sky (FCS)
Biggest Win (2008): At home over Sacramento State, 36-33
Biggest Loss (2008): At Boise State, 49-7
Toughest Opponent (2009): At Oklahoma, September 12th
Chance of Beating ASU: .0025%

Hello everyone. After a long hiatus from posting anything of any value, I have returned bigger and better than ever. I have graduated from ASU, and I now have a real life job. I intend to cover every Sun Devil game from the press box, delivering on my promise of unrivaled blogging coverage.

Idaho State, quite frankly, is an awful team. But I will not pretend that our squad, with a new QB at the helm, will automatically come out lighting up the scoreboard.

Defensively, ASU has the capability to shut out the Bengals. There is no possible way that a 1-11 team can come into Sun Devil Stadium and put up big numbers against our seasoned defense, especially not with the incredible on-field temperatures that we see in September.

Idaho State's best player is hard to determine from a statistical standpoint. I mean, come on, look at that list. Their quarterback, junior Russel Hill, threw 14 touchdowns, but also gave up 15 interceptions. Hill didn't even play in the last two games of the season, and Kyle Blum was the lucky lad to lead the Bengals to their first win of the season, in their last chance to avert disaster.

Anyway, we all know Idaho State is a filler game, a joke. I hope the boys don't treat it that way come September 5th. After a 5-7 season, we need a great start.

Prediction: ASU 45, Idaho State 7

Check back soon for more updates, including a team breakdown and a look ahead to (gag) Louisiana Monroe.