Nevada Hosts No. 24 Cal In Friday Night Showdown





NEVADA WOLF PACK (2-0) vs.
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS (2-0)

Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 – 7:05 p.m. PT
Mackay Stadium (29,993) – Reno, Nev.

TV: ESPN2 with Mark Neely (PxP) and David Norrie (analyst).
RADIO: University of Nevada Sports Network (Flagship: ESPN Radio 94.5 FM) with Ryan Radtke (PxP) and Chris Vargas (analyst). Pre-game at 6 p.m. Spanish radio on Exitos 1550 AM with Carlos Martinez (PxP) and Miguel Mena (analyst).
SERIES HISTORY: Cal leads 22-1-1
LAST MEETING: Cal won 33-15 in Berkeley in 1996 in the only meeting of the teams since 1934.

 

THE SKINNY

Coming off a 51-6 thumping of Colorado State, the Nevada football team stays home at Mackay Stadium for one of the most anticipated games of the year as Cal comes to Mackay Stadium Friday night for a showdown on ESPN 2 ... Nevada is receiving votes in both national polls this week ... Cal is receiving votes in the AP poll and the Bears are ranked 24th in the USA Today Coaches Top 25 ... This is the first-ever visit by Cal to Mackay Stadium ... The Bears lead the all-time series 22-1-1, with the last meeting being a 33-15 Cal win in Berkeley in 1996, which was the first meeting between the teams since 1934 ... The all-time series record does not include years in the early 20th century when the teams competed in rugby instead of football ... Nevada is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 1995 ...Nevada’s best start came in 1991 when the Pack won 12 in a row before falling to Youngstown State in the I-AA playoffs ... This is the second of five scheduled national TV appearances for Nevada this season ... The Wolf Pack returns 15 starters from last year’s team that went 8-5 overall and 7-1 (second place) in Western Athletic Conference play ... Included among the returners are six All-WAC players, including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers in senior quarterback Colin Kaepernick and senior running back Vai Taua, as well as the reigning WAC Defensive Player of the Year, senior defensive end Dontay Moch ... Overall, Nevada returns nine starters on offense as the Wolf Pack led the nation in rushing in 2009 ... Nevada is coming off its fifth consecutive bowl appearance.

 

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