Pack, Cougars set to battle on ESPN

Sophomore WR Jerico Richardson ranks third in the nation in receptions (13) and fifth in receiving yards (177) after a dazzling performance in his first career start, leading Nevada over Southern Utah in week one.
Sept. 1, 2014

Date: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
Kickoff: 7:36 p.m. (PT)
Stadium: Chris Ault Field at Mackay Stadium
Location: Reno, Nev.
Capacity: 30,000
Surface: FieldTurf
Radio: Wolf Pack Radio Network (Flagship: ESPN Radio 94.5 FM/630 AM) & Surius XM 91
Series: Washington St. leads, 2-0
Last Meeting: 55-21, L, 9/9/2005

Under the lights of Mackay Stadium and with a national audience watching, Nevada will host Pac-12 foe Washington State on Friday ... The game will kick off at 7:36 p.m. (PT) on ESPN as Mark Neely (PxP) and Mike Bellotti (color) call the game ... The Wolf Pack are in pursuit of its first win over Washington State in program history (0-2) and a first win over a Pac-12 opponent since defeating California on the road to open the 2012 season ... Nevada opened the season with a 29-19 victory over Southern Utah, while Washington State fell short to Rutgers in Seattle by a 41-38 margin ... After accumulating 371 yards of total offense in week one, senior QB Cody Fajardo is just 32 yards away from joining Colin Kaepernick (2007-10) and David Neill (1998-01) in Nevada's 10,000 yard club ... In his first career start, Jerico Richardson gave a breakout performance in week one with 13 receptions and 177 receiving yards, ranking second and first in the Mountain West in those two categories ... In the week one win, Nevada had a 300-yard passer, 100-yard receiver and 100-yard rusher for the first time since the San Diego State game in 2013 ... Nevada is one of four teams in FBS to be perfect in the red zone in offense and defense.



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