Bowl Picks Day 1 – Wildcats and Rockets

Bowl Picks Day 1 – Wildcats and RocketsThis year’s bowl schedule features two Saturday match-ups and then a four-day layoff until games resume on December 20th. The pressure to win Saturday is ramped up because a 2-0 or 0-2 start will significantly impact my momentum in the postseason. My two picks are special to me because my first MAC stadium visit came at the Glass Bowl...
Via BeyondUSports
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Top Prospects To Watch in New Mexico Bowl

Who are the top 2013 NFL Draft prospects to watch in the 2012 New Mexico Bowl between the Nevada WolfPack and Arizona Wildcats? Though the first game of the 2012-2013 college football bowl season may not feature a pair of premier programs or several star prospects, each of these teams saw some success this season and possess prospects that could have plenty of success in the...
Via Gridiron Grit
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

New Mexico spotlight on explosive backs

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Expect a lot of offense when Arizona meets Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday. The game features two of the nation's best scoring offenses against two of the nation's worst scoring defenses. Oh, and it also has two of the nation's best running backs. Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey would become only...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona and Nevada Headline the Gildan New Mexico Bowl

With 70 out of 124 teams filling the 35 bowl slots, the bowl season is set to kick-off this Saturday with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.  Though it is anticipated to be a sparse crowd, those who attend the game will undoubtedly see a high scoring affair. The Arizona Wildcats (7-5, 4-5) and Nevada Wolf Pack(7-5, 4-4) will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the 7th annual Gildan...
Via TheMatadorSports
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

New Mexico Bowl: Arizona-Nevada Is A Tale of Two Running Backs

11am in Albuquerque will surely be explosive this Saturday. The New Mexico Bowl pits 7-5 Nevada of the Mountain West Conference against a 7-5 Arizona from the Pac-12. This is sure to be a shoot out as each team has many weapons on the offensive side of the ball.The spotlight will definitely be shining brightly on the quarterbacks and the studs in the backfield for both teams. Arizona...
Via Football Nation
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

New Mexico Bowl Primer: Arizona vs Nevada

  Who: Nevada Wolfpack (7-5) vs Arizona Wildcats (7-5) Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico When: Saturday December 15th, 1 PM ET TV: ESPN Line: Arizona by 9 Ross: If you like good running backs, this is the game for you. Nevada has Stefphon Jefferson, the #4 rusher in the nation this year, with 1703 yards and 22 TDs on the season. Arizona has Ka'Deem...
Via College Football Zealots
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

DC Preview: Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Nevada vs. Arizona University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM Saturday, December 15th, 1:00 PM on ESPN If you enjoyed the craziness that was the 2011 Alamo Bowl between Baylor and Washington - 123 points and 1,397 yards combined - this might be your best shot of seeing a similar game this year. Arizona and Nevada are both offensive minded teams that rank among the worst in the FBS...
Via Double Coverage Football
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Discover Fan Loyalty Poll: 5 All-Americans Playing In Bowl Games Who You Probably Never Heard Of Before

The latest results of the Discover Fan Loyalty Poll have been released, with the main topic being tickets for the BCS Championship Game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide. College football fans across the nation were asked both what would they do if they had a ticket to the game but could not attend, as well as how much they would be willing to pay for...
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

New Mexico Bowl Has Arizona Wildcats Laying 10 Points Against Nevada

The college football bowl season kicks off Saturday with a doubleheader led off by the Gildan New Mexico Bowl pitting the Mountain West Conference’s Nevada Wolfpack against the Arizona Wildcats of the Pac-12. There figure to be fireworks aplenty in Albuquerque as these two teams possess among the best offenses—and worse defenses—in the nation. Arizona (7-5, 4-5) started off...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Podcast: Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview

The college bowl season is here! This weekend we get two bowl games to kick things off, with a pair of talented running backs highlighting the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and a clash of MACtion vs stout defense in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The fun is about to get started in a big way this bowl season, and we’ll try to cover as much of it as possible right here. To kick things off...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Nevada vs. Arizona: What To Watch For In 2012 New Mexico Bowl

Photo: John Albright, Chris Coduto/Icon SMI The scoreboard hopefully will not malfunction because the amount of points we may see in this one could be record breaking featuring the top two leading rushers in the country. Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey leads the nation in rushing with a whopping 146.42 yards per game and not far behind is Nevada’s running back Stefphon Jefferson...
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December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Discover Fan Loyalty Poll New Mexico Bowl Preview: Arizona Wildcats vs. Nevada Wolfpack

The latest results of the Discover Fan Loyalty Poll asked the question if college football fans would rather receive gifts this Holiday season as per usual, or if they would forego receiving presents in order to watch their favorite team win the BCS Championship. In a very close vote, 46 percent of fans opted for presents, while 42 percent said they would trade in all of their Holiday...
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 25 Boise St. 27, Nevada 21

Joe Southwick threw two touchdown passes to lead No. 25 Boise State to a 27-21 victory over Nevada on Saturday, earning the Broncos a share of the Mountain West Conference title and ensuring their nation's best seventh consecutive 10-win season. Boise State gave itself a slim chance to reach the BCS, but the Broncos will have to move up at least four spots in the last standings...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Last week of College Football & Games that matter

What a crazy week of college football. More conference shuffling and this morning it soon becomes official Louisville will be off to the ACC.  This morning the ACC issued a threat to the Big East that if they lose anymore team they will be back for more! Before we dive into all that lets look at the games that matter for Bronco Nation this final week. Thursday we have what...
Via The Blue Turf
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Boise St.-Nevada Preview

With its last visit to Mackay Stadium surely fresh in its mind, Boise State heads to Nevada with plenty at stake again. Seeking a 12th victory in 13 matchups against the Wolf Pack, the No. 25 Broncos aim for a share of the Mountain West championship Saturday as both schools conclude their regular-season schedules. Boise State (9-2, 6-1) had taken 10 straight from Nevada by an average...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Nevada loses 48-31 to Air Force

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...
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October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Air Force 48, Nevada 31

Senior Wes Cobb ran for a career-high 152 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in place of injured Cody Getz and Air Force stymied Stefphon Jefferson in a 48-31 victory over Nevada on Friday night 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 - 63 below...
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October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Nevada 42, UNLV 37

Nevada's Stefphon Jefferson rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns to help the Wolf Pack overcome a 17-point halftime deficit and defeat UNLV 42-37 Saturday. Starting in place of Cody Fajardo, who left last week's game against Wyoming with back spasms, redshirt sophomore quarterback Devin Combs threw for one touchdown, while rushing for 111 yards and another score. The...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Conference Recap: Week 5

ACC It may not have been very pretty, but Florida State and Clemson both won on the road, despite the Tigers' "scare" at BC. Virginia Tech has yet to find an identity on offense while Georgia Tech got blasted 49-28 by Middle Tennessee State (not a typo). We'll get a better feel for 4-1 (3-0 ACC) Miami when the travel to Notre Dame this week, but the '...
Via Double Coverage Football
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Nevada 69, Hawaii 24

Stefphon Jefferson tied an NCAA record by scoring seven touchdowns to lead Nevada in a 69-24 win over Hawaii on Saturday. Jefferson, a junior running back, carried 31 times for 170 yards as the Wolf Pack (3-1, 1-0 Mountain West) snapped a seven-game losing streak in Honolulu dating back to 1948. Jefferson scored on 3-, 2-, 1-, 5-, 3- and 1-yard runs and added a 55-yard scoring reception...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Nevada 45, Northwestern St. 34

Stefphon Jefferson rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns to lead Nevada to a 45-34 victory against Northwestern State on Saturday night. The contest featured 1,240 yards of offense, 655 by Nevada (2-1). Jefferson, who had 27 attempts, shattered his previous career high of 147 rushing yards and had the Wolf Pack's best ground production since Colin Kaepernick ran for 240 yards...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Detmer Award Week One Ballot

I got invited last year to take part in our friend Kyle Kensing's "Detmer Award" over at Saturday Blitz. What exactly is the "Detmer Award"? Here is how he describes it: The five non-BCS conferences and 75 percent of the independents are differentiated from the Big Six in virtually every other facet, so it only makes sense the best players...
Via College Football Zealots
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Five good games you may have missed on Saturday

Most of us got to see Alabama take Michigan behind the wood shed and Clemson nip Auburn, but there were several less-heralded games this past Saturday that served up even more excitement than the contests that grabbed most of the headlines. Here’s the Cliffs Notes version of five barn burners that got college football started in style. Demetrius Fields’ game winning TD in the...
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

TWTW: More Upsets In Memphis, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Berkeley

((HT: WREG-TV Memphis) 40,000 fans were in attendance at the Liberty Bowl as Tennessee-Martin visited the Tigers from the Ohio Valley Conference... And after a 2:40 rain delay, it wasn't good news for the home team- and they were the ones handing out the check... they lost to the Skyhawks 20-17... Here's a story about the weather since, the game was secondary to...
Via Online Sports Guys
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Nevada 31, California 24

Stefphon Jefferson ran for 141 yards and scored his third touchdown with 36 seconds remaining as Nevada spoiled the reopening of Memorial Stadium by beating California 31-24 on Saturday. Cody Fajardo completed 25 of 32 passes for 230 yards and added 101 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Wolf Pack (1-0), who put a damper on what was supposed to be a celebratory day for the Golden...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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