Another 300+ rushing performance by the offense combined with another stout effort by the defensive front seven made for a 41-17 whooping of the San Jose State Spartans this past Saturday at Mackay Stadium.
San Jose's defense, which is one of the top defenses statistically, struggled all day to stop the read option, the draw, and the sweep as Nevada runners continuously gained large chunks of yardage behind the best offensive line in the league.
The union wore down and eventually began to manhandle the much ballyhooed San Jose defensive front. Nevada rushers pranced to the tune of 6.8 YPC. There also were no sacks allowed, the second straight contest in which the quarterback was kept upright all day.
On the defensive side of the ball Mundrae Clifton, Josh Mauga, and crew held the Spartans to a gaudy -23 yard rushing. They also collected a couple of sacks (Basped, Mauga) and a very nice NINE tackles for loss. And for the second week in a row the defense recovered a fumble (their third in two games), working on reversing a poor start to this season when they had only recovered two fumbles through the first 8 games.
Next up for the Wolf Pack is the much hated BSU Broncos. We will surely have more on this match up, including a possible bet in the works with a rival blog site, later on this week.
Until then, GO WOLF PACK!