Idaho vs. Sacramento State Fearless Prediction & Game Preview

Idaho vs. Sacramento State Fearless Prediction & Game Preview

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Idaho vs. Sacramento State Fearless Prediction & Game Preview

Idaho vs. Sacramento State Fearless Prediction & Game Preview



Check out the Idaho vs. Sacramento State fearless prediction and game preview.


Broadcast, TV, Game Time

Date: Thursday, August 31
Game Time: 10:30 pm ET
Venue: Kibbie Dome, Moscow, ID
Network: ESPN3

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One Reason Why Sacramento State Will Win

On the plus side, the Hornets – who went 2-9 a year ago – get just about everyone back on defense.

Immanuel Anderson is a big-hitting playmaker leading a veteran group of defensive backs, but the linebackers should be the stars of an improved group.

The defense only loses one key starter and should be far better to get into the backfield and should be far more effective. As long as the offense can do anything against a porous Idaho D, there’s an outside chance the Hornets could be night-and-day better on experience alone. However …

One Reason Why Idaho Will Win

That’s a prayer. Sacramento State had the worst defense in the FCS last season.

Yes, the Hornets return a veteran group of defenders who put up a whole lot of tackles and big stats, but they also got lit up for 528 yards per game – only three other FCS teams allowed more than 500.

With QB Matt Linehan back along with all of the top running backs, the Idaho offense should go off. It’s hardly a given that experience will translate into production for Sacramento State.

What’s Going To Happen

Just how much of an attitude will Idaho play with this season?

Before going off to the FCS next season, and coming off a bowl win, the Vandals might just start the season roaring.

Sacramento State will be better than 2-9, but it’ll be in for a whole slew of issues to start the season against a Vandal offense that should be able to do whatever it wants.

However, it’s still the Idaho defense – the Hornets will have their moments.  Expect a shootout, but with the Vandals doing far more when they absolutely have to.

Idaho vs. Sacramento State Prediction

Final Score

Idaho 48, Sacramento State 30

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