Wolf Pack and Rebels Meet in the Battle for the Fremont Cannon

Oct. 8, 2012

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Nevada (5-1, 2-0 MW) vs. UNLV (1-5, 1-0)
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012   –  12:06 p.m. PT
Sam Boyd Stadium   –   Las Vegas, Nev.

RADIO:  Wolf Pack Radio Network (Flagship: ESPN Radio 94.5 FM/630 AM) with Ryan Radtke (PxP) and Chris Vargas (analyst). Pre-game show with the broadcast crew begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet with Barry Tompkins (PxP) and Jay Leeuwenburg (analyst).
SERIES HISTORY: Nevada leads 22-15
Last Meeting: Nevada won 37-0 on Oct. 8, 2011 in Reno.

THE SKINNY
It’s rivalry week in the Silver State as Nevada travels to Las Vegas for the Battle for the Fremont Cannon against UNLV … This week’s game comes with added significance with Monday’s announcement of the Governor’s Series presented by NV Energy, an all-sports competition between the schools … Nevada is riding a four-game overall winning streak into Saturday’s game and the Pack is atop the Mountain West standings in its inaugural season with a 2-0 mark … Within the series, Nevada has won seven in a row against the Rebels and holds a 22-15 overall lead – the biggest in the history of the series … Last year, Nevada pitched the only shutout in the 37-game series with a 37-0 win in Reno … Nevada’s Stefphon Jefferson is second in the nation in rushing at nearly 160 yards per game … The Wolf Pack is coming off an overtime win against Wyoming, it’s second straight come-from-behind victory this year … Nevada guard Chris Barker has started 46 straight games – all 46 of his career … Barker and Jeff Nady – the left side of Nevada’s offensive line – have combined to start 75 games in their careers … Nevada receiver Brandon Wimberly has caught a pass in all 33 games of his career – the sixth-longest streak in the nation … Nevada was picked second in the Mountain West in preseason voting by the league’s media, behind Boise State … The Wolf Pack had four players named to the Preseason All-MW team in offensive linemen Jeff Nady and Chris Barker, defensive tackle Jack Reynoso and safety Duke Williams ... Nevada returns 13 starters (6/6/1) from last year’s team that finished second in the WAC and went to the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl and 31 overall letterwinners.

IN THE SERIES
Nevada leads 22-15. Home: 13-6; Road: 9-9
Oct. 8, 2011     W, 37-0 (Reno)
Oct. 2, 2010     W, 44-26 (Las Vegas)
Oct. 3, 2009     W, 63-28 (Reno)
Sept. 27, 2008     W, 49-27 (Las Vegas)
Sept. 29, 2007     W, 27-20 (Reno)
Sept. 30, 2006     W, 31-3 (Las Vegas)
Sept. 17, 2005     W, 22-14 (Reno)
Oct. 2, 2004     L, 13-48 (Las Vegas)
Oct. 4, 2003     L, 12-16 (Reno)
Oct. 5, 2002     L, 17-21 (Las Vegas)
Oct. 6, 2001     L, 12-27 (Reno)
Oct. 7, 2000     L, 7-38 (Las Vegas)
Oct. 2, 1999     W, 26-12 (Reno)
Oct. 3, 1998     W, 31-20 (Las Vegas)
Sept. 6, 1997     W, 31-14 (Reno)
Oct. 5, 1996     W, 54-17 (Las Vegas)
Oct. 28, 1995     W, 55-32 (Reno)
Nov. 19, 1994     L, 27-32 (Las Vegas)
Oct. 2, 1993     W, 49-14 (Reno)
Oct. 17, 1992     W, 14-10 (Las Vegas)
Sept. 7, 1991     W, 50-8 (Reno)
Oct. 20, 1990     W, 26-14 (Las Vegas)
Nov. 11, 1989     W, 45-7 (Reno)
Oct. 3, 1987     L, 19-24 (Las Vegas)
Nov. 16, 1985     W, 48-7 (Reno)
Sept. 3, 1983     L, 18-28 (Las Vegas)
Sept. 15, 1979     L, 21-26 (Reno)
Sept. 16, 1978    W, 23-14 (Las Vegas)
Nov. 19, 1977     L, 12-27 (Reno)
Nov. 20, 1976     L, 33-49 (Las Vegas)
Nov. 22, 1975     L, 7-45 (Reno)
Nov. 16, 1974     L, 7-28 (Las Vegas)
Nov. 17, 1973     W, 19-3 (Reno)
Nov. 18, 1972     W,41-13 (Las Vegas)
Nov. 20, 1971     L, 13-27 (Reno)
Nov. 21, 1970     L, 30-42 (Las Vegas)
Nov. 22, 1969     W, 30-28 (Reno)

LAST TIME THEY MET (Sept. 23, 2000)
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Tyler Lantrip passed for 366 yards and three touchdowns and Nevada’s defense held UNLV to 110 total yards as the Wolf Pack beat the Rebels 37-0 Saturday for their seventh straight win in the intrastate rivalry and first shutout in the history of the series.
Rishard Matthews caught 10 passes for a career-best 220 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown, and Stefphon Jefferson rushed for 100 yards for the Wolf Pack (2-3), who totaled 699 yards on offense in their home opener. They now lead the series 22-15.
Dionz Bradford ran 18 times for 79 yards for the Rebels (1-4). UNLV quarterback Caleb Herring was sacked six times and didn’t complete a pass until 4:17 was left in the game. He finished 1 of 14 for 8 yards and one interception.