Nevada @ California
Last Season Records: California 1-3; Nevada 7-2
What to Know
The Nevada Wolf Pack and the California Golden Bears will face off at 10:30 p.m. ET Sept. 4 at California Memorial Stadium to kick off their 2021 seasons. Nevada ended up 7-2 last year and capped things off with a win over the Tulane Green Wave in the Idaho Potato Bowl, so they are on the hunt for another strong season. On the other hand, returning after a rocky 1-3 season, California is aiming to prove that the past does not define them.
A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Wolf Pack were 12th best in the nation (top 9%) in passing yards per game, finishing the 2020 season with 319.1 on average. Less enviably, the Golden Bears ranked sixth worst in the nation with respect to overall offensive touchdowns last season, where the squad accrued only ten. The good news for California, of course, is that these forces working against them might not carry over into the new season.
The neutral point spread forecasts a close one for these two. We'll see if the game is as close as the oddsmakers expect or if one of these teams has a surprise blowout in them.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET
- Where: California Memorial Stadium -- Berkeley, California
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Golden Bears are a 3-point favorite against the Wolf Pack, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Golden Bears as a 3.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.