What: Nevada Wolf Pack at San Diego State Aztecs
When: Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
TV: CBS Sports Network
Line: Aztecs -16.5
Same story as last week and every week going forward: WIN
Nevada comes to town with a 2-8 record and nothing much to play for outside of pride (and that sweet, sweet “free” education). San Diego State is still playing for a shot at the MWC championship game, which requires winning out and Fresno State losing to Wyoming and Boise State…all of which is realistic.
Either way, 10-2 looks good for getting into a better bowl game than the My Pillow Minneapolis Bowl or whatever. Not that Rocky gives a shit which bowl game they play in.
Why should we be scared of them?
It’s not so much that there’s anything to be scared of, but that the Wolf Pack is better than their 2-8 record indicates. They’ve scored 20-plus points in every game they’ve played this season, outside of their losses to Washington State and Boise State. Recently, they’ve put up 42-plus in three of their last four games. This is a passing offense that can score a lot of points, so we need to respect that.
That said, Reno can’t stop the run at all and they lost two of those three games. SDSU rushed for 554 yards last week.
Do they have anyone worth watching?
Junior quarterback Ty Gangi is 3rd in passing yards and 2nd in touchdown passes on your Mountain West leaderboard. Watch him, he’ll touch the ball a lot!
Why should we hate them?
Because I used to work with this guy who was a big Nevada fan and he was a total dickhead. Oh, sorry. WE. Uh…well, not providing us with any particular reason to hate them is kind of a reason to hate them, right? What’s with the milquetoast bullshit, Nevada?
Also: Did you know that Reno is farther west than San Diego? True story! Fuck the Biggest Little City for reminding us California is shaped weird.
Do they have any famous alumni we can make fun of?
Yes. And one who’s around to defend himself, because it would be unsporting…no, this is all about dead people.
If you’re a fan of garbage television, you are quite familiar with the invention of University of Nevada-Reno alum Charles Douglass. Working in early television, Douglass noticed that television studio audiences didn’t always respond the way they had hoped to certain jokes or segments with the kind of laughter that they’d hoped for. To remedy the situation, Douglass suggested they write better material.
LOL, J/K. You know the entertainment industry, so that didn’t happen. He invented the LAUGH TRACK! Joke doesn’t land? Sweeten it up in post! The voices of the dead continue to tell people when to laugh at sitcoms today, because the writing sure as hell isn’t.
Will we beat them?