Through 3 Quarters
The Nevada Wolf Pack can't call it a day yet, but they are winning as expected. It's anybody's game after three quarters, but the Wolf Pack are ahead of the Fresno State Bulldogs 24-20.
WR Cole Turner has led the way so far for Nevada, as he has caught five passes for two TDs and 69 yards. Fresno State has been led by QB Jake Haener, who so far has passed for one TD and 284 yards on 45 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 41 yards.
Fresno State @ Nevada
Current Records: Fresno State 3-1; Nevada 5-1
What to Know
The Fresno State Bulldogs have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. They will hit the road for the third straight week as they head to Clarence Mackay Stadium at 9 p.m. ET Saturday. They should still be riding high after a victory, while the Nevada Wolf Pack will be looking to right the ship.
The Bulldogs didn't have too much trouble with the Utah State Aggies on the road three weeks ago as they won 35-16. The team accrued 28 points in the first half and coasted on those for the win. Fresno State's WR Jalen Cropper was on fire, catching ten passes for three TDs and 202 yards. That receiving effort made it the first game that Cropper has posted more than 100 yards receiving.
Meanwhile, Nevada was close but no cigar last week as they fell 24-21 to the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Despite the defeat, Nevada got a solid performance out of RB Toa Taua, who rushed for one TD and 131 yards on 20 carries.
Fresno State is expected to lose this next one by 6.5. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
Fresno State is now 3-1 while the Wolf Pack sit at 5-1. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Bulldogs come into the game boasting the third fewest passing touchdowns allowed in the nation at two. As for Nevada, they enter the matchup with only 321.5 yards allowed per game on average, good for 15th best in the nation.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Clarence Mackay Stadium -- Reno, Nevada
- TV: Fox Sports 2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Wolf Pack are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Nevada have won three out of their last five games against Fresno State.
- Nov 23, 2019 - Nevada 35 vs. Fresno State 28
- Oct 06, 2018 - Fresno State 21 vs. Nevada 3
- Sep 30, 2017 - Fresno State 41 vs. Nevada 21
- Oct 08, 2016 - Nevada 27 vs. Fresno State 22
- Nov 05, 2015 - Nevada 30 vs. Fresno State 16