Stephen Nover's Mountain West Conference Crusher
(NCAAF) Wyoming vs. Nevada, 10/24/2020 7:00 PM, Score: 34 - 37
Total: 50.00 | -117.00 Over
Bookmaker: PinnacleSports
Result: Win
The offenses are in place to produce a strong scoring game that exceeds this total. 
Both teams have excellent running backs, promising quarterbacks and returning offensive linemen. 
Nevada has all five of its starting offensive linemen back along with its two leading wide receivers and three-year starting running back, Toa Taua. Wolf Pack sophomore QB Carson Strong came on last year to throw for 1,359 yards and eight TD's during the second half of the season. He concluded 2019 by setting a school bowl record by throwing for 402 yards and completing 31 passes against Ohio in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Taua and Devonte Lee combined for 13 rushing TD's last season. 
Wyoming returns nearly all of its first and second-string offensive linemen. The Cowboys have a very good running back in All-Mountain West Conference Xazavian Valladay. He ran for 1,265 yard last season. 
Sophomore QB Sean Chambers was Wyoming's No. 2 rusher last year. He accounted for 10 TD's. Chambers accomplished this even though he was knocked out for the year with a knee injury in Game 8. He's healthy now and should be able to take advantage of the Wolf Pack breaking in a new defensive scheme with a new defensive coordinator, Brian Ward. 
The Wolf Pack gave up the third-most points in the conference last season. It's going to take time for the Wolf Pack to learn this new defense, which features multiple looks. Complicating things even more for Nevada's defensive players is the lack of off-season and practice time.