Nevada's upcoming bye comes at an opportune time.
The Wolf Pack surrendered a staggering 461 yards rushing and Stefphon Jefferson struggled in a 48-31 loss to Air Force on Friday.
''This was not a good effort,'' Nevada coach Chris Ault said. ''Don't get me wrong. The kids were trying, but we weren't close tonight. The defense is bitterly disappointed, too, but the bottom line is they just kept the ball all day and dominated the game with their offense.''
Wes Cobb ran for a career-high 152 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in place of injured Cody Getz, leading Air Force to the win in the first meeting between the schools.
The Falcons (5-3, 4-1 Mountain West) snapped a four-game road winning streak by the Wolf Pack (6-3, 3-2) and held Jefferson to 93 yards on the ground - 63 below his nation-leading average - six days after surrendering a conference-record 338 yards to New Mexico's Kasey Carrier.
It was the most lopsided loss of the season for Nevada, which was coming off a 39...