Nevada Comes Home To Face San Diego State
Oct. 16, 2012
Nevada (6-1, 3-0) vs. San Diego St. (4-3, 2-1)
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 – 7:34 p.m. PT
Mackay Stadium – Reno, 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: CBS College Sports Network with James Bates (PxP), Aaron Taylor
(analyst) and Lauren Gardner (sidelines).
SERIES HISTORY: Tied at 2.
Last Meeting: San Diego State won 27-10 on Sept. 24, 2004 in San Diego.
With the Fremont Cannon safely home at Cashell Football Center for another season, the Nevada football team returns home to play host to San Diego State in what will be the only Mountain West meeting between the teams … Nevada enters the game with a five-game win streak and is atop the MW standings at 3-0 … This is the first visit by SDSU to Reno since 1945 … With the 7:30 kickoff on national television, this will be the first night game of the season for Nevada … Nevada has the reigning MW Offensive Player of the Week and the nation’s leading rusher in Stefphon Jefferson … The Wolf Pack is riding a stretch of three straight second-half comeback victories … Nevada guard Chris Barker has started 47 straight games – all 47 of his career … Barker and Jeff Nady – the left side of Nevada’s offensive line – have combined to start 77 games in their careers … Nevada receiver Brandon Wimberly has caught a pass in all 34 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.
LAST TIME THEY MET (Sept. 25, 2004)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Dlugolecki passed for 262 yards and two touchdowns, as San Diego State topped Nevada 27-10.
The Aztecs, who held a 17-3 halftime lead, recorded their fourth-straight home victory for the first time since 1998-99.
Nevada (2-2) came into the game averaging 39.3 points per game this season, 17th best in the nation. But the Wolf Pack needed a late touchdown to avoid being held to its lowest total in 284 games.
After a scoreless third quarter, San Diego State (2-1) increased its lead to 24-3 on a 19-yard touchdown reception by Ramal Porter with 9:30 left in the game. It came two plays after an interception by Marviel Underwood as part of a quick exchange of turnovers.
Nevada's Chris Barry first recovered a fumble at the Wolf Pack 21. But two plays later, Underwood had his interception off a deflection to give the Aztecs the ball at Nevada 25.
The Wolf Pack, down 27-3, scored with 53 seconds left on a 3-yard touchdown run by Chance Kretschmer.
Nevada starting quarterback Jeff Rowe, who was pulled late in the fourth quarter, went 19-for-40 for 204 yards with two interceptions.
Dlugolecki completed 23 of 40 attempts with two interceptions. Jeff Webb helped lead the Aztecs with nine catches for 101 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter..
IN THE SERIES
Series tied 2-2. Home: 1-0; Road: 1-2
Sept. 25, 2004 L, 10-27 (San Diego)
Sept. 28, 1995 L, 27-30 (San Diego)
Oct. 19, 1946 W, 26-0 (San Diego)
Nov. 3. 1945 W, 44-6 (Reno)