Fresno State Bulldogs vs. UNLV Rebels Free Pick - 10/19/13
UNLV Rebels (4-2) at Fresno State Bulldogs (5-0)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm (Bulldog Stadium)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Mountain West Network
The UNLV Rebels take to the road to face the high octane Fresno State Bulldogs in week eight action.
Don't look now, but UNLV is tied for the top spot in the MWC West at 2-0, which automatically says this is a better team then we've seen in recent years. The Rebels have also done something we haven't seen in quite awhile and that's win four games in a row after a last second Nolan Kohorst 44 yard field goal beat Hawaii 39-37. The revamped UNLV offense rolled up 579 yards and 38 first downs and held the ball for over 38 minutes. As usual, Tim Cornett paced the rushing attack with 162 yards on 29 carries and a pair of touchdowns. The air was where the Rebels did most of their damage behind Caleb Herring, who completed 34-57 for 385 yards with a TD and Devante Davis and Marcus Sullivan combined for 16 catches for 254 yard.
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Many people believe Fresno State has the ability to run the table and go undefeated, although I need to see consistency from this team before I become a believer. The Bulldogs played their first complete game of 2013 in a 61-14 rout of Idaho as they started fast and never let up to show some killer instinct. This one was over fast, with Fresno opening up a 47-0 lead at the half behind a 731-231 advantage in real estate. The Bulldogs ran for over 300 yards with Marteze Waller leading the way with 157 yards and a pair of trips to the end zone. David Carr was even more productive through the air with 419 passing, five touchdowns and an interception with Davante Adams hauling in 16 balls for 185 yards and three TD's. The defense obviously controlled the Vandals attack with no second half meltdown like we saw versus Hawaii.
I think the Bulldogs have the weapons to light up the scoreboard against UNLV and if they get a full 60 minutes from both sides of the ball they will cover, but from what I've seen that's far from a guarantee...