Associated Press

Looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss at Wisconsin last week, BYU will host Idaho State in the final home game of the season.

The Cougars face the FCS Bengals in a game sandwiched between a pair of tough road games: at Wisconsin and at Notre Dame.

Idaho State, meanwhile, is looking for its victory every against the Cougars.

Here's a look at the matchup and what's at stake as BYU faces Idaho State on Saturday.

At a glance
Associated Press

Idaho State (3-7) at BYU (6-3)

Saturday, 1 p.m. MST

LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470)


Radio: 1160 AM

Weather: Temperatures in the low 40s with a 60 percent chance of precipitation

The stakes
Ravell Call

For Idaho State … The Bengals, from the Big Sky Conference, are looking to spring a big upset at Edwards Stadium.

For BYU … The Cougars are looking to get back on track after a 27-17 loss at nationally ranked Wisconsin last week and to honor the senior class with a victory.

The trends
Ravell Call

For Idaho State … The Bengals are 0-4 all-time against BYU, including a 56-3 loss in Provo in 2011.

For BYU … The Cougars are 39-16-2 all-time against teams from the Big Sky Conference.

The edge
Ravell Call

Idaho State will win if … The Bengals somehow transform overnight into the Denver Broncos.

BYU will win if … The Cougars simply show up and avoid a large amount of turnovers and other miscues.

Player to watch
Matt Gade

Taysom Hill, BYU: The sophomore quarterback, a Pocatello native, is looking to rebound from last week’s loss as he plays his hometown team.

Key matchup
Matt Gade

BYU’S SECONDARY vs. IDAHO STATE’S PASSING ATTACK: The Bengals are No. 6 nationally in passing, averaging 335.6 yards per game. Quarterback Justin Arias is No. 4 in the nation in passing and wide receiver Luke Austin is No. 4 in the country in receiving yards per game.

Injury report
Ravell Call

Idaho State: None.

BYU: Wide receiver Mitch Mathews (shoulder) is out for the season. Tight end Devin Mahina (abductor) and Spencer Hadley (knee) will also be sidelined.