Nevada Football: 2022 Schedule Predictions

Nevada Football: 2022 Schedule Predictions

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Nevada Football: 2022 Schedule Predictions

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Nevada Football: 2022 Schedule Predictions

Win/Loss Predictions for the 2022 Nevada Football Team

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How Will New Nevada Head Coach Ken Wilson Do In His Debut Season?

The Nevada Wolf Pack’s 2022 season will begin in just two weeks and this season will bring about new change for the Nevada football program. The Wolf Pack will have a new head coach in Ken Wilson and Wilson inherits a team with several new players in key positions. The Wolf Pack and its new head coach and players will try to navigate this upcoming schedule and try to become bowl eligible for a fifth straight season. 

In this article, I will give my predictions for each game on Nevada’s 2022 schedule and give my prediction as to what Nevada’s 2022 record will be. Can Coach Wilson lead a mostly brand new crop of players to another bowl birth in 2022? 

Here are my game by game predictions for the 2022 season for the Nevada Wolf Pack.

August 27th @ New Mexico State— Win

 

September 3rd vs Texas State–Win

 

September 10th vs Incarnate Word–Win

 

September 17th  @ Iowa–Loss

 

September 23rd vs @ Air Force–Loss

 

October 7th vs Colorado State–Win

 

October 15th vs @ Hawaii–Loss

 

October 22nd vs San Diego State–Loss

 

October 29th vs  San Jose State–Loss

 

November 12th vs Boise State–Loss

 

November 19th vs Fresno State–Loss

 

November 26th @ UNLV– Win

Prediction for Nevada’s 2022 Record: 5-7 (2-6 Mountain West Conference Record) 

 

Summary: 

This is a Nevada team that has new players at key positions such as quarterback, wide receiver and offensive and defensive line to name a few. The way how the schedule is set up for this season helps Nevada as they figure out who their top players are going to be. The early schedule also helps Nevada to potentially pile up some early wins against New Mexico State, Texas State and Incarnate Word.  

Road trips to Iowa and Air Force are not going to be pleasant trips as Iowa has a stellar defense and Air Force is an AP Top 25 program that can win the Mountain West (Come on AP voters vote Air Force into your preseason top 25 poll because they are very good and let’s be real, Texas and Miami (FL) don’t belong in the preseason top 25 but Air Force does). In short, expect Nevada to lose to the Hawkeyes and the Falcons.

That October 7th contest against Colorado State will be a game that in my opinion Nevada will want to win (I wonder why that is?) and the Wolf Pack will win. After the contest against the Rams, the wins will be hard to come by as  the Wolf Pack will enter a tough stretch of games between their road trip to Hawaii on October 15th and their home contest on November 19th against Fresno State.

The Hawaii game will probably be a toss-up between two rebuilding programs with new head coaches. But after that game, the Wolf Pack will face three teams that will be favorites to win the Mountain West championship in San Diego State, Fresno State and Boise State. Expect  a lot of growing pains for Nevada during this stretch of games. Nevada, at that point of the season, could be playing well enough to beat either SDSU, Fresno State or Boise State but that is going to be a tall task,. 

Nevada does close out the season on the road against UNLV in :Las Vegas. The Battle for The Fremont Cannon will most likely be a contest between a pair of four win teams trying to close out the season on a high note. I think Nevada’s tough stretch of games between Hawaii and Boise State will get them ready to face the Rebels. And ultimately Nevada will defeat UNLV for the third straight season and close out the 2022 season on a high note for the Wolf Pack.

 

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