The Idaho State Bengals (0-2) visit the Northern Iowa Panthers (0-2) at Holt Arena on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

Despite having a bottom-25 defense that ranks 21st-worst in the FCS (490 yards allowed per game), Idaho State has had more success offensively, ranking 35th in the FCS offensively putting up 383.5 yards per game. Northern Iowa ranks 69th with 318.5 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 41st with 320 total yards given up per contest on defense.

For more details on this matchup, including where and how to watch on ESPN+, keep reading.

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Idaho State vs. Northern Iowa Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Pocatello, Idaho
  • Venue: Holt Arena

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Idaho State vs. Northern Iowa Key Statistics

Idaho State Northern Iowa
383.5 (40th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 318.5 (74th)
490 (101st) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 320 (41st)
67.5 (111th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 76 (103rd)
316 (5th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 242.5 (27th)
6 (122nd) Turnovers (Rank) 2 (82nd)
3 (8th) Takeaways (Rank) 0 (53rd)

Idaho State Stats Leaders

  • Jordan Cooke has 349 yards passing for Idaho State, completing 53.5% of his passes and tossing two touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
  • Keoua Kauhi has racked up 38 yards on nine carries.
  • This season, Soujah Gasu has carried the ball six times for 30 yards (15 per game).
  • Christian Fredrickson's team-leading 179 yards as a receiver have come on 13 receptions (out of 18 targets) with three touchdowns.
  • Chedon James has hauled in 16 receptions totaling 114 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
  • Alfred Jordan Jr. has compiled eight catches for 77 yards, an average of 38.5 yards per game.

Northern Iowa Stats Leaders

  • Theo Day leads Northern Iowa with 476 yards on 39-of-75 passing with two touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season.
  • Tye Edwards is his team's leading rusher with 32 carries for 125 yards, or 62.5 per game. He's found the end zone one time on the ground, as well. Edwards has also chipped in with five catches for 37 yards.
  • Harrison Bey-Buie has piled up 41 yards (on 16 attempts).
  • Sam Schnee has registered 11 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 131 (65.5 yards per game). He's been targeted 11 times and has one touchdown.
  • Sergio Morancy has six receptions (on three targets) for a total of 120 yards (60 yards per game) this year.
  • Logan Wolf has racked up 100 reciving yards (50 ypg) this season.

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