POCATELLO, Idaho — After suffering through a nine-game losing streak to begin the season, the Weber State Wildcats will be looking to end the season on a winning streak of their own when they face Idaho State Saturday.
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at Holt Arena.
Weber State (2-9, 2-5 Big Sky) has won back-to-back game for the first time in three years after recent wins over North Dakota and Northern Colorado.
The Wildcats won their final home game of the season last week, a 34-21 victory that saw them rally from an early deficit to cruise to the win.
Senior Dustin Martin was named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Bears. The Liberty native had eight tackles, a blocked kick, and a fumble recovery among his stats as the Wildcats forced five turnovers on the game.
It's no coincidence that Weber State's win streak coincides with its winning the turnover margin in each game. The Wildcats had ranked as the worst team in the Big Sky for turnover margin during their losing streak, but have turned that around the last two weeks.
Quarterback Jadrian Clark has played a key role in the Wildcats' resurgence since his insertion into the starting lineup midway through the season. The sophomore completed 16 of 25 pass attempts for 251 yards and three touchdowns in last week's victory.
Weber State has defeated the Bengals 11-straight times dating back to 2002. Continuing their current win streak to three games, and series win streak to 12 will be a difficult challenge for the Wildcats, however, as Idaho State (7-4, 5-2) has yet to lose at home this season, with a perfect 5-0 mark.
The Bengals have rapidly improved this season and are still in the hunt for a playoff berth in the FCS, with two of their losses coming at Utah and Utah State.