This years Idaho Bowl is one of the more underrated match ups with both teams having similar ratings on both sides of the ball. Ohio won the MAC Eastern Division behind an explosive passing game led by quarterback Tyler Tettleton and big play receiver Lavon Brazill. Utah State will counter with a solid ground game powered by Robert Turbin who led the WAC in touchdowns (19) and averaged over 118 yards per game. Utah State had three players with 10 or more tackles for loss this season led by linebacker Bobby Wagner’s 10.5. Ohio gives up about 6 tackles for loss per game and will need to slow the pressure for their pass heavy offense to take flight.

Utah State

Round Full Name Pos # Comments
2ndRobert TurbinRB6Big, powerful runner that grinds it out on the inside. Expected to enter the draft and highly rated by many scouts.
3-4Bobby WagnerOLB9Active linebacker that shows great range on the field. Effective pursuing the action and shows skill in coverage. Terrific run defender. Moving up draft boards.
FAKellen BartlettTE81

Ohio

Round Full Name Pos#Comments
6thLaVon BrazillWR7Speedy pass catcher who flashes big time ability. Game breaker as a wide out or return specialist and a good receiver as well.
7thEric HermanG77Nice sized, strong interior guard best in confined quarters.
FAJoe FladingG78Quick, explosive college tackle that moves very well on his feet. Likely better off inside at guard at the next level.
FASkyler AllenC65Explosive blocker that may be best in a zone blocking scheme.
FAJordan ThompsonTE88well-rounded tight end that catches the ball well and gives effort blocking. Does not possess the top upside yet will get looks as a free agent.
FANoah KellerOLB47Marginally athletic but fierce linebacker who makes plays sideline-to-sideline. Great instincts and head for the position.