Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: How To Watch Nevada vs. Tulane
Wolf Pack looking to end the season on a high note.
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Back to the Potato Bowl
The Nevada Wolf Pack are back in a familiar stadium for the second-straight year as they are playing Tulane in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The team and coaches would not have it any other way as they want to end a weird and stressful season on a high note.
As many schools across the country decided to not play a bowl game just be done with the college football season, Wolf Pack’s Jay Norvell and his players wanted more chance on the field.
“We have a bunch of players who want to play. We have a bunch of coaches who want to coach. And from the very beginning of this season, we’ve had to think differently. Everybody in our program. There’s been a lot of sacrifices made from players, coaches, staff, everybody to play this season,” Norvell said via Nevada Sports Net. “From the very beginning, we knew we had a good football team. We wanted to play this season. We knew there were going to be major sacrifices that needed to be made by everybody to do that. I got a group of guys who want to play. We feel like it’s our responsibility as coaches to do our very best to make that happen. And we’re very blessed and fortunate that our medical staff, our coaching staff, our athletic staff has supported these athletes so we can play.”
The Wolf Pack get one more time to shine and against a pretty good Tulane team. One of the biggest keys is stopping the Green Wave defensive front seven. That unit gets to the quarterback and disrupts the one of scrimmage at a really good rate.
That pass rush took a ding as a few Tulane players are not playing and they are two of their best defenders. Patrick Johnson who is tied for the nation with 10 sacks and was a first-team All-AAC at his defensive end position is out as his father, unfortunately, passed away. They are also losing defensive tackle DeAndre Williams who is missing the game due to the birth of his child. There is a game-time decision designation for All-AAC defensive end Cam Sample.
It is unfortunate that Nevada can not play the Green Wave at full strength but it could make the game much more winnable with up to three of their key defenders out.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Game Preview: Keys To A Nevada Win vs. Tulane
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL: Tulane Green Wave (6-5, 3-5 AAC) vs. Nevada Wolf Pack (6-2)
WHEN: Tuesday, December 22 — 12:30 PM PT/1:30 PM MT
WHERE: Albertsons Stadium; Boise, ID
STREAMING: Fans can sign up to receive a free one-week trial of Fubo, which includes ESPN, by following this link.
You can also find the audio broadcast on TuneIn.
RADIO: The Nevada broadcast can be found on the affiliates of the Wolf Pack Radio Network, including flagship 94.5 FM in Reno. The Tulane broadcast can be found on 104.1 FM in and around New Orleans.
SERIES RECORD: Tulane leads the overall series 1-0. In the lone previous meeting on September 26, 1992, the Green Wave defeated the Wolf Pack in New Orleans, 34-17.
LAST GAME: Nevada lost to San Jose State on the “road” in Las Vegas, 30-20, while Tulane won at home against Memphis, 35-21.
WEBSITES: TulaneGreenWave.com, the official Tulane athletics website | NevadaWolfPack.com, the official Nevada athletics website
GAME NOTES (PDF): Tulane | Nevada
ODDS (as of 12/20, via Bet MGM): Tulane -3
SP+ PROJECTION: Tulane by 5.4 (62% win probability)
FEI PROJECTION: Tulane by 3.7