Nevada Wolf Pack (6-1) at San Jose State Spartans (5-0)
College Football: Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Sam Boyd Stadium)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans -3 -- Over/Under: 58.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Jose State Spartans take on the Nevada Wolf Pack in Friday Night Mountain West Conference college football action from Sam Boyd Stadium on Friday night.
The Nevada Wolf Pack will look to build on a 37-26 win over Fresno State last time out to improve to 6-1 on the year. Carson Strong has thrown for 2,327 yards, 21 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 69.5% passing while Toa Taua has a teamhigh 477 rushing yards with 3 TDs and Devonte Lee has 284 rushing yards. Romeo Doubs leads Nevada’s receivers with 885 yards and 9 touchdowns on 44 grabs while Cole Turner has 40 catches for 496 yards and 6 touchdowns. Tory Horton, Justin Lockhart and Melquan Stovall each have 200+ receiving yards with Horton leading the group with 244 yards and 5 touchdowns. On defense, Lawson Hall leads Nevada with 50 total tackles including 27 solo tackles while Tyson Williams has a team-high 34 solo tackles. Dom Peterson has 4.5 sacks and Sam Hammond has 4 sacks for the Wolf Pack.
The San Jose State Spartans will look to remain unbeaten after improving to 5-0 after a 35-24 win over Hawaii last time out. Nick Starkel has thrown for 1,147 yards, 11 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 66.2% passing while Tyler Nevens has rushed for 270 yards and 4 scores and Kairee Robinson has 217 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. Bailey Gaither leads San Jose State in receiving with 29 grabs for 471 yards and 4 touchdowns while Tre Walker has 24 catches for 329 yards. Derrick Deese Jr. and Isaiah Hamilton each have 100+ receiving yards as well for San Jose State this season. On defense, Kyle Harmon leads the Spartans with 63 total tackles including 39 solo tackles while Cade Hall has 5.5 sacks and Villami Fehoko has 5 sacks this season.
The under is 5-0 in Nevada’s last 5 neutral site games and 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall. San Jose State is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.
You could say that Nevada and the points are tempting given that this game was relocated from San Jose to Nevada because of COVID restrictions and not having to make as far of a trip could benefit the Wolf Pack. However, San Jose State’s played extremely well up to this point in the season and while you could say that this is unchartered territory for the Spartans being in such a high-profile situation with this team, the fact is that it hasn’t affected the team up to this point and I think the Spartans know the significance of this game. I’ll lay the points with San Jose State in this matchup.