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Utah vs. Idaho State: How to watch, stream or listen to the game

The University of Utah Utes take the field before game against Northern Illinois at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.
The University of Utah Utes take the field before game against Northern Illinois at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News

Idaho State (1-0) at No. 11 Utah (2-0)

  • Kickoff: Saturday, 2:15 p.m. MDT
  • Venue: Rice-Eccles Stadium (45,017)
  • Surface: FieldTurf
  • Tickets: UtahTickets.com
  • Gameday info: Parking map
  • Transit: UTA info
  • TV: Pac-12 Networks
  • Livestream: UtahUtes.com
  • Radio: ESPN 700 AM
  • Series: Utah leads 7-0
  • Weather: Sunny with temperatures in the 80s at kickoff

THE STAKES

For Idaho State: The Bengals of the Big Sky Conference can shock the world with an upset.

For Utah: The Utes need a victory to keep their national hopes alive in a season loaded with lofty expectations.

THE TRENDS

For Idaho State: The Bengals are 0-6 all time in Salt Lake City and 0-7 overall against Utah.

For Utah: The Utes are 25-1 in nonconference games since joining the Pac-12 in 2011.

THE CRYSTAL BALL

Idaho State: The Bengals will likely find things much more difficult this week after opening the season with a 38-13 win over Western Colorado.

Utah: The Utes defeated Idaho State 56-14 when the teams last met in 2014. This one could be even more lopsided, if that’s possible.

PLAYER TO WATCH

JULIAN BLACKMON, Utah safety: The senior, who switched positions from cornerback this season, has an interception in both games, thus far. Will the streak continue?

KEY MATCHUP

Utah’s offense vs. Idaho State’s defense: Can the Bengals do something that BYU and Northern Illinois couldn’t? Utah has yet to surrender a sack or turn the ball over this season.

QUOTABLE

“It’s going to be a loud environment and a big challenge for the Bengals to go down to Rice-Eccles (Stadium) and take this bunch on.” — Idaho State coach Rob Phenicie

“He is making good decision, he is being patient and he isn’t trying to force the ball into spots he shouldn’t be forcing it. He is being very judicious with his running.” — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham on quarterback Tyler Huntley

NEXT UP

Utah opens Pac-12 play on Friday, Sept. 20 at USC. Idaho State hosts Portland State on Sept. 28.

UTAH SCHEDULE

All times MDT

  • Aug. 29 — at BYU, Won 30-12
  • Sept. 7 — Northern Illinois, Won 35-17
  • Sept. 14 — Idaho State (2:30 p.m., Pac-12)
  • Sept. 20 — at USC (7 p.m., FS1)
  • Sept. 28 — Washington State (TBD)
  • Oct. 12 — at Oregon State (TBD)
  • Oct. 19 — Arizona State (TBD)
  • Oct. 26 — California (TBD)
  • Nov. 2 — at Washington (TBD)
  • Nov. 16 — UCLA (TBD)
  • Nov. 23 — at Arizona (TBD)
  • Nov. 30 — Colorado (TBD)
  • Dec. 6 — Pac-12 Championship (TBD, ABC)