COMING UP: Tonight vs. Utah St., 7:05; Saturday vs. San Jose St., 7:05 p.m.
OUTLOOK: Halfway through their WAC schedule, the Vandals are in position to move into the upper third of the conference – if they can find a groove at home. After winning for the first time in WAC play at Cowan Spectrum last week, Idaho hosts three of the five teams above them in the conference standings (including Utah State tonight) over the next three weeks. Utah State (14-5, 5-4) is on a four-game slide with standouts Preston Medlin and Kyisean Reed out with injuries. “I can’t ever remember (USU coach Stew Morrill) losing four in a row,” Idaho coach Don Verlin said.