Aggies at Huskies
Kickoff: 2 p.m., Husky Stadium, Seattle
Records: Washington (1-1), Utah State (1-1)
TV/Radio: Pac-12 Washington/107.1-FM
Overview: Utah State’s unorthodox 3-4 defense will test UW’s inexperienced offensive line. The Aggies ranked third in the nation last season with 49 sacks – behind Utah (55) and UW (52) – and bring pressure from all over the field. Utah State is one of five teams in the nation that hasn’t forced a turnover through two games this season. UW has three takeaways and two giveaways this season.
Terriers at Vandals
Kickoff: 2 p.m. Kibbie Dome, Moscow, Idaho
Records: Idaho (0-2), Wofford (1-1)
Internet/Radio: ESPN3/590-AM, 1080-AM
Overview: If there is ever a “must-win” game on Idaho’s schedule, it has to be this one. The Vandals will play host to a middle-of-the-road FCS program from South Carolina, one Idaho paid to travel to the Inland Northwest. The Terriers run a wishbone, which created 444 yards of offense on the ground in a 34-14 win over Tennessee Tech last week. One question for Idaho will be if redshirt freshman quarterback Jake Luton will see time after making his collegiate debut last week.
Leopards at Pirates
Kickoff: 1 p.m., Pine Bowl
Records: Whitworth (1-0), La Verne (1-0)
Overview: Whitworth is coming off an impressive 47-11 win over Whittier. The offense sputtered at times before sophomore quarterback Ian Kolste got hot. He ended up throwing for 305 yards and five touchdowns last Saturday. But even more impressive was Whitworth’s defense, which held the Poets to three points until late in the fourth quarter. The defense should get a stiffer test from the La Verne Leopards, who beat Northwest Conference member George Fox 27-23 on Sept. 5. The Pirates edged the Leopards 50-48 as the teams combined for 1,323 yards in La Verne, California last season.
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