Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/2/13
Nevada Wolf Pack (3-5) at Fresno State Bulldogs (7-0)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10:30 pm (Bulldog Stadium)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -20.5 -- Over/Under: 73 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPNU HD
The Nevada Wolf Pack travel to Bulldog Stadium to take the field with the Fresno State Bulldogs.
Nevada still has a chance to reach the postseason if they can sweep the four remaining games on their schedule but they face several decent teams so they are facing big odds. The defense has hurt them in 2013 but following a 27-22 loss to visiting UNLV, the offense deserved some of the blame in their third straight defeat. That is odd to say with the Wol Pack rolling up 487 yards but the offense was somewhat one dimensional with limited success on the ground. Don Jackson was the only runner of note with 62 yards on 12 carries which put the focus of moving the chains on Cody Fajardo who completed 24-40for 357 yards with a pair of touchdowns and a pick with Richy Turner grabbing eight balls for 149 yards includinng a 61 yard TD.
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA
The thinking for Fresno State was once they got past Boise State an undefeated season is a possibility. So far, so good although there are a few potential problems left on the four games remaining to be played. The Bulldogs were put to the test in a 35-28 overtime decision against San Diego State with the normally prolific offense held to just 341 yards. The rushing attack hasn't been a strength in 2013 and certainly wasn't versus the Aztecs with a mere 55 yards. Derek Carr was on target once again however, going 35-57 for nearly 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns with Davante Adams and Isaiah Burse combining for 22 catches for 161 yards with the former catching two scoring passes.
I'm not completely sold on Fresno State which I've stated several times because they can go through unexplained lapses. I don't know whether I would call this a lean or a pick because I don't like this...