UNLV Rebels vs. San Jose State Spartans Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/2/13
San Jose State Spartans (4-3) at UNLV Rebels (5-3)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm (Sam Boyd Stadium)
The Line: UNLV Rebels 2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Mountain West Network
Sam Boyd Stadium will be hopping when the San Jose State Spartans visit the UNLV Rebels.
Surging San Jose State racked up their third consecutive victory with a 51-44 shootout win over visiting Wyoming. The pass heavy Spartans fell behind 23-7 and finally put the Cowboys away when David Fales sneaked in from one yard out with eight seconds remaining. Jarrod Lawson gave the offense some rare production on the ground with a 25 carry, 128 yard performance. However, Fales once again was the star of this show with another prolific night through the air where he completed 27-37 for 482 yards and five touchdowns including scoring tosses of 60 and 76 yards. Tyler Winston (9-171), Chandler Jones (4-129) and Billy Freeman (6-119) accounted for all but 68 receiving yards. The defense allowed almost 600 yards which needs no further explanation.
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Don't look now but if the season ended today UNLV would be in a Bowl some where with a 5-3 record. Unfortunately the Rebels have a bit of a tough slate ahead of them but nothing that can't be handled if they can stay healthy and beat struggling teams as they did Saturday with a 27-20 decision over Nevada on the road. Both teams finished with over 480 yards of offense with Tim Cornett looking 100% with 122 yards on 26 totes with a nine yard scoring run. Caleb Herring hasn't been known for lighting up the air ways but he did Saturday with 335 yards and a trio of touchdowns and no picks. Devante Davis was the receiver of choice with eight receptions for 121 yards with eleven and 44 yard scoring catches. The defense was bend but don't break with Nevada totaling 487 yards but also committing a pair of turnovers.
I am very leary of UNLV especially at home and I can see plenty of points scored here but I'm hoping San Jose State does most of the damage on the scoreboard...