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


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


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.

The Last Meeting
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Nevada37
October 8, 2011
Reno, Nev.
Nevada Shuts Out In-State Rival UNLV for the First Time, 37-0
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.


 

 

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