Nevada @ California
Last Season Records: California 1-3; Nevada 7-2
What to Know
The California Golden Bears and the Nevada Wolf Pack are opening their 2021 seasons against one another at 10:30 p.m. ET Saturday at California Memorial Stadium. Returning after a rocky 1-3 year, California is aiming to prove that the past does not define them. On the other hand, Nevada ended up 7-2 last season 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.
A couple last-season offensive stats to keep an eye on: The Golden Bears ranked sixth worst in the nation with respect to overall offensive touchdowns last season, where the team accrued only ten. The Wolf Pack’s offense has more to brag about, as they they were 12th best in the nation (top 9%) in passing yards per game, finishing the 2020 season with 319.1 on average.
California has the odds in their favor, so they’ll need to guard against complacency. These early season matchups can go either way as both teams get back into playing shape.
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 3.5-point favorite against the Wolf Pack, 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 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.