The #22 Arizona Wildcats (1-0, 0-0 Away) will visit the Nevada Wolf Pack (1-0, 1-0 Home) on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nevada. The game will televise at 7 PM ET on CBSSN. The current odds list Arizona as an 11.5-point favorite with the over/under set at 63.
Arizona is coming in off a 42-32 win over UTSA. Anu Solomon went 22 of 36 for 229 yards and four touchdowns in the game. He also ran for 35 yards on five carries. Nick Wilson ran for 97 yards on 22 carries. Jared Baker added 35 yards on the ground on nine carries. Johnny Jackson had eight receptions for 101 yards and one touchdown. Cayleb Jones, David Richards and Nate Phillips also had one touchdown each in the game. The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games on field turf and 0-4 ATS in their last four non-conference games.
Nevada is coming in off a 31-17 win over UC Davis. Tyler Stewart went 13 of 20 for 163 yards and one touchdown. He also ran for 43 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Don Jackson had 13 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns while James Butler added 65 yards on 14 carries. Jerico Richardson led all receivers with 66 yards on three catches and Hasaan Henderson had five catches for 60 yards. The Wolf pack are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games vs. a Pac-12 opponent.
My Pick: Nevada +11
I think this game will be a close one. Arizona showed a lack of defense in their last game and I think Nevada takes advantage of it. This should be a high scoring game and getting 11 points is too hard to pass up when the home team is getting them. Tyler Stewart will need to step up his game against Arizona if they want any shot to beat them. Arizona will be much tougher in this game as I’m sure the coach let them know after the game how bad there defense was.