Wyoming at Nevada: How To Watch, Stream, Game notes, Preview, Odds
Wyoming travels to Nevada to open the season
Opening week is here for Nevada, Wyoming
The 2020 football season is finally upon us! Wyoming will travel into Reno on Saturday night and take on the Wolf Pack at Mackay Stadium in front of an empty stadium, an unusual atmosphere for an even more unusual season.
While the season, and the venues, maybe unusual this year, the keys to winning games stay the same: control the ball, create turnovers, and keep your opponent out of the end zone.
Last year Wyoming was able to keep the Wolf Packs offense out of the end zone for the entire game, winning 31-3.
This season Wyoming will need their defense to match what they did a year ago. This may be easier said than done.
With many key defenders either graduating or opting out of the season, the Cowboy defense will have its hands full with a Nevada offense that was one of the Mountain West’s best passing attacks last year.
However, if the Cowboys are able to bring adequate pressure from the front, they should have no problem.
Things to look for
1. Wyoming will be playing a two-quarterback system, switching between sophomore Sean Chambers and redshirt freshman Levi Williams. Chambers is scheduled to start, but it will be interesting to see which plays Williams is brought in for, so be sure to look out for that.
2. Xazavian Valladay will be looking for the same production that he had a year ago in Reno.
Last season Valladay had a career day when he went off for 206 yards on 26 carries against the Wolf Pack. With a strong offensive line again this season, look for more great numbers from him.
3. The Cowboys defense feels more depleted than it actually is, but losses have made it go from the brightest part of the team to one of the most questionable.
The loss of guys like Cassh Maluia and Logan Wilson to the NFL draft leaves a hole that is difficult to fill. Add in the five others who decided to opt-out of the season for coronavirus related concerns, and it looks like the Cowboys defense will need a lot of production from some new faces.
Money line: Wyoming -189 (bet $189 to win $100) | Nevada +155 (bet $100 to win $155)
Against the spread/ATS: Wyoming -4 (-115) | Nevada +4 (-106)
Over/Under: 50.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Location: Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nev.
Time: 5 p.m. Mountain
Weather: 68° and sunny at kickoff
TV: CBS Sports Network Dish: 158 Direct TV: 221 Cable: Check local listings
Radio: Stream on TuneIn