Nevada returns home to face San Jose State


Joel Bitonio and the Wolf Pack return home for the final two home games of the season.

Joel Bitonio and the Wolf Pack return home for the final two home games of the season.

Nov. 11, 2013

NEVADA WOLF PACK (3-7, 2-5 MW) vs. SAN JOSE STATE STATE SPARTANS (5-4, 4-2 MW)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.
Kickoff Time: 7:36 p.m. (Pacific).
Stadium: Chris Ault Field at Mackay Stadium
Location: 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: ESPNU with Joe Davis (PxP) and David Diaz-Infante (analyst)
Series: Nevada leads 16-8-2
Last Meeting: Nevada won 17-14 in San Jose, Calif., in 2011

THE SKINNY
Looking to end a five-game skid, Nevada returns home to face an old foe as San Jose State comes to Mackay Stadium on Saturday night on ESPNU … There series dates back to 1899 but the bulk of the meetings (16) have come since 1992 … Nevada leads the series 16-8-2 and has won four straight and nine of the last 10 … This will be the first meeting between the teams within the Mountain West Conference … Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo has 300-yard passing efforts in three of Nevada’s last six games … Fajardo needs 20 yards of total offense to pass Eric Beavers (9,028, 1983-86) for third place all-time at Nevada …  Nevada wideout Brandon Wimberly has caught a pass in 50 straight games -- all 50 games of his career ... Wimberly has more catches (240) than any other active player in the FBS … Fajardo is sixth amongst active players nationally in completion percentage at 67.5% and total offense yards per game at 300.3 ... Fajardo is over the 9,000-yard mark in total offense and over the 6,000-yard mark in passing yards in his career.

The Last Meeting
Nevada17
San Jose State14
September 17, 2011
San Jose, Calif.
Nevada Holds Off San Jose State in Conference Opener, 17-14
Mike Ball ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns and Duke Williams intercepted a potential go-ahead pass in the end zone with 1:10 remaining to seal Nevada's 17-14 victory over San Jose State on Saturday. The Wolf Pack (1-1) looked in control for most of the game before backup quarterback Matt Faulkner entered late in the third quarter to spark the Spartans (0-3). Faulkner led San Jose State on a touchdown drive that cut Nevada's lead to 17-14 midway through the fourth and drove the Spartans to the 15 in the closing minutes. But on third-and-9, Williams intercepted a pass in the end zone intended for Chandler Jones to thwart the comeback attempt and give the defending Western Athletic Conference champion Wolf Pack the win in the conference opener.


 

 

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