Nevada @ Boise State
Current Records: Nevada 2-1; Boise State 2-2
What to Know
The Nevada Wolf Pack should come into this matchup well-rested after a week off from action. Nevada and the Boise State Broncos will face off in a Mountain West battle at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Albertsons Stadium. Boise State will be strutting in after a victory while the Wolf Pack will be stumbling in from a loss.
Nevada suffered a grim 38-17 defeat to the Kansas State Wildcats two weeks ago. It was supposed to be a close game, and Nevada was supposed to come out on top, but neither of those things ended up happening. QB Carson Strong wasn’t much of a difference maker for Nevada; Strong threw one interception.
Meanwhile, the Broncos made easy work of the Utah State Aggies last week and carried off a 27-3 win. Boise State QB Hank Bachmeier was slinging it as he passed for two TDs and 288 yards on 40 attempts in addition to picking up 44 yards on the ground. Bachmeier hadn’t helped his team much against the Oklahoma State Cowboys two weeks ago, so this was a nice turnaround for him.
The Wolf Pack are now 2-1 while Boise State sits at 2-2. Two offensive stats to keep an eye on: Nevada is stumbling into the matchup with the 227th fewest rushing yards per game in the nation, having accrued only 77 on average. Boise States have had an even harder time: they are 215th worst in the nation in rushing yards per game, with only 87.5 on average. Yards on the ground might be a real commodity in this one.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Albertsons Stadium — Boise, Idaho
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $45.00
The Broncos are a 4.5-point favorite against the Wolf Pack, according to the latest college football odds.
Bettors have moved against the Broncos slightly, as the game opened with the Broncos as a 6.5-point favorite.
Boise State have won both of the games they’ve played against Nevada in the last seven years.
- Oct 13, 2018 – Boise State 31 vs. Nevada 27
- Nov 04, 2017 – Boise State 41 vs. Nevada 14