Last week's game of the week lived up to the hype, with Utah State rallying back to pull off the exciting upset over Western Kentucky. We were also treated to a surprisingly close game between Redd and Qwon, as well as the 2nd annual ULM-ASU debacle. Now its on to week 5 as we start getting into the conference grind, with 4 match-ups going on. WKU and ULM who both lost featured GOTW's will face off in a battle to keep a strong season alive. Western Michigan goes to Eastern Michigan (again lol) where Crumb has already compiled 4 wins. A match-up between top 25 teams with UAB and Army will be a swing game in both team's final records. But this weeks marquee game features some familiar names: #13 Utah State @ #12 Idaho Both teams enter the game on emotional highs. Since a lucky last second miracle over Boise State, Idaho has crushed ULL and Arizona. Utah State also enters in with a huge win over WKU. Either team can put themselves in prime position to take the West division with a win in Week 5. Ratings: OVR: B- C+ OFF: B- B- DEF: B- C+ Offense: Scoring: (37) (50.5) Yards Per Game Total: (422) (562.3) Passing: (275.3) (428.5) Rushing: (146.7) (133.8) Idaho has been in some shootouts, and has put up some insane numbers. Sophomore sensation QB Earl Walker has already put up 1500+ yards and 17 TDs, but his 10 INTs are alarming to say the least. Both teams enter fairly even ratings-wise. A simular match-up as last week, expect Walker and USU RB Robinson to lead their repective teams. Defense: Scoring: (17.3) (32.5) Yards Per Game Total: (308.3) (412.5) Passing: (347) (342.4) Rushing: (61.3) (93.7) Utah State has done a solid job holding teams so far, a bend but don't break defense. Idaho has been in some shoot-outs, relying on the offense to carry the team. One interesting stat to watch for: Red Zone Defense. Utah State's defense has held 6 of 9 opponent redzone appearances to field goals, while Idaho's offense has been held to 4 field goals in the redzone. If the game gets hi-scoring, converting TDs in the red zone will be crucial. Previous Match-ups: '10: Idaho W 31-17 '11: Idaho W 33-28 '12: Idaho W 31-17 '13: Utah State W 59-27 '14: Idaho W 56-52 '15: Idaho W 43-29 '16: Utah State W 31-28 '17: Idaho W 34-31 The Idaho-Utah State match-up has traditionally been a close game, but Idaho has had the upper-hand. Last season's game came down to a last second game winning drive for the Vandals. This game will come down to who can maintain momentum the longest and control the tempo. Steamer's Pick: Idaho is the favorite to win the West and they will be the favorite as Utah State enters trying to knock them out. Unfortunately, Utah State has to deal with a little thing called Potatoe magic. No team walks out of the Kibbie Tent alive, and after Utah State defeated the Vandals in the Tent two season ago, the Tent will be rocking with Idaho defending their campground. Also, Potatoe Magic has been in full effect this season, as they seem to be destined for something special this season. Score: Idaho 34 - Utah State 21 "Other" Predictions: UAB>Army - UAB legitimizes themselves as a contender with a Win over Army WKU>ULL - ULL's season spirals down again with an ugly loss to WKU WMU>EMU - EMU slows the game down and keeps it respectable.