Nevada vs. #24 San Diego State: Game Preview, Kick Time, Livestream, Odds, Prediction
The rested up Aztecs look to go 8-1 by defeating Nevada at home.
Last year the Aztecs lost to the Wolf Pack 28-24 in Reno, the first of a downslide where SDSU gave up 5 of its final 6 games.
WHEN: Saturday, November 9th – 7:30 p.m. PST | 10:30 p.m. EST
WHERE: SDCCU Stadium (54,000) – San Diego, CA
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RADIO:101.5 KGB / XTRA 1360 / FoxSports Inland Empire (IE) 1350
SERIES RECORD: Aztecs lead the overall series 7-4
SPREAD: San Diego State -17
San Diego, CA – The Aztecs (7-1, 4-1 Mountain West) host Nevada (5-4, 2-3) this Saturday night during their 2019 Homecoming at SDCCU Stadium. Last year, the Wolf Pack handed SDSU an unexpected 28-24 loss in Reno, and the Aztecs will be very eager to redeem themselves with a decisive victory at home.
The Aztecs come off of a bye week entering this game rested up and ranked #24 both in the AP Top 25 and the Coaches Poll.
Nevada managed a hard-fought 21-10 win over New Mexico at Mackay Stadium on Saturday night. The defense got the job done giving up just 109 rushing yards.
The offense launched an air assault, as quarterback Carson Strong completed 28 of 40 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns. Romeo Doubs caught 11 passes for 167 yards including a 57-yard reception for touchdown near the end of the first half.
Two weeks ago, the Aztecs escaped with a 20-17 victory against UNLV, after starting the first half with a 17-0 lead.
Ryan Agnew took charge with a 49-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Dedeaux. Special teams got in the act as well with a blocked punt by Trenton Thompson was recovered by Caden McDonald in the end zone to give the Aztecs a 14-0 lead. Thompson also led the San Diego State defense in tackles with 12, and with the win.
While this game may be lopsided with the Aztecs having home field advantage, anything is possible. Last year, nobody expected the Wolf Pack to best SDSU, after all.
Nonetheless, this year the Aztecs have their act together. Offense is solid; defense is one of the best in the nation, and special teams has been special.
Final Score Prediction: Aztecs 28, Wolf Pack 16