Nov. 6, 2012
Fresno State Notes
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: NBC Sports Network with Todd Harris (PxP) and Anthony Herron (analyst).
SERIES HISTORY: Fresno State leads 24-18-1 but Nevada has won the last four meetings.
Last Meeting: Nevada won 45-38 in Reno on Oct. 22, 2011.
Coming off its first bye week of the season after nine straight games to open the season, the Nevada football team begins its homestretch Saturday when it plays host to Fresno State in a pivotal Mountain West showdown … Nevada is looking to rebound from back-to-back losses while Fresno State has won three straight … The Wolf Pack has won the last four meetings between Nevada and Fresno State, including last year’s 45-38 win in Reno … Nevada offensive lineman Chris Barker can tie a school record with his 50th career start this weekend as he has started 49 consecutive games (all 49 games of his career) … Nevada has the nation’s leading rusher in Stefphon Jefferson, who averages 149.0 yards per game … Nevada’s two home losses this year are by a combined two points … This is the first time in the history of Nevada football (since 1898) that Nevada lost two one-point games at home … Barker and Jeff Nady – the left side of Nevada’s offensive line – have combined to start 81 games in their careers … Nevada receiver Brandon Wimberly has caught a pass in all 36 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.