UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 10/29/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: Mackay Stadium in Reno, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Wolf Pack (-20)
The Nevada Wolf Pack (5-2) host the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (0-7) at Mackay Stadium on Friday. UNLV is 20-point dogs. The total is 60.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels come into this matchup with a record of 0-7 for this season. In their last matchup, the Runnin' Rebels played the San Jose State Spartans and went home with a loss by a final score of 27-20. Cameron Friel finished 20/28 with 240 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 155.2 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Charles Williams was the rushing leader for the Runnin' Rebels with 24 carries for 94 yards (3.9 yards per carry). The UNLV Runnin' Rebels ended up rushing 40 times and accounted for 95 yards, earning them an average of 2.4 yards per tote. On the day, they had 69 plays which totaled 335 yds. UNLV conceded 17 pass completions on 28 tries for 213 yds, and a completion percentage of 60.7%. On the ground, the Runnin' Rebels conceded 216 yds on 33 attempts, which is an average of 6.5 yds per rush allowed.
The Runnin' Rebels have earned 2,077 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, UNLV has earned 5 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 10 different times. UNLV has tallied 103 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 38 penalties for 317 yards. Offensively they're averaging 118.3 yards via the ground game ranking them 102nd in Division 1. When it comes to putting points on the board, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels have an average of 19.6 points per game.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Runnin' Rebels have allowed 2,025 yards which ranks them 129th in the nation. They have relinquished 289.3 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 71.1%. Overall, they are giving up 448.7 yards per outing which ranks them 127th in the nation. They have relinquished 17 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for 4.3 yards per rush and 159.4 rushing yards per contest so far this season. During this campaign, they have given up 1,116 yards via the running game in 7 games. The Runnin' Rebels are ranked 129th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 33.9 points per game.
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The Wolf Pack head into this matchup 5-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Wolf Pack took a defeat with a final score of 34-32 when they played the Fresno State Bulldogs. Carson Strong (4 touchdowns) finished the game with 476 yards on 49/61 passing while his quarterback rating was 164.2. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 7.8. Toa Taua carried the ball 12 times for 62 yards, walking away from the game with 5.2 yds per carry for Nevada. Nevada ran for 2.2 yds per carry, finishing the game with 47 yds on 21 carries. The Wolf Pack finished the game with 523 yards on 82 plays (6.4 yards per play). The Wolf Pack passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 68.4%, relinquishing 256 yds on 26 for 38 passing. Nevada conceded 30 run attempts for 205 yds (6.8 yards per rush).
The Nevada Wolf Pack are averaging 459.3 yards per game, ranking them 21st in the nation. The Nevada offense has compiled 439 yds of penalties on 52 violations, which ranks 35th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. During the season to this point, the Wolf Pack have thrown for a total of 2,656 passing yards as well as holding an average of 379.4 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 3rd in D-1. In relation to their ability to score points, the Wolf Pack currently rank 21st in college football holding an average of 35.7 points per contest.
Nevada has allowed a total of 1,045 yards on the ground (149.3 yards/game) and 10 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have yielded 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 246.0 yards/outing, which puts them in 108th in Division 1. The Wolf Pack defense has been on the field for 500 plays, which is good for 83rd in D-1. The Wolf Pack are allowing 25.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 76th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 175 points.
Who will win tonight's Runnin' Rebels/Wolf Pack college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Wolf Pack -20
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