Nevada lost two out of its final three games to close out the season, including a 30-20 loss to San Jose State on Dec. 11. But the Wolf Pack got out to a great start with five straight wins to open the season, and quarterback Carson Strong developed into a big-time weapon. The sophomore threw for 2,587 yards, 22 touchdowns and just four interceptions in eight games.
Let’s break down the matchup and make some picks.
Tulane: The Green Wave have become a force on the ground under Fritz. They finished second in the AAC in rushing with 218.91 yards per game 5.04 yards per play. The duo of running backs Stephen Huderson and Cameron Carroll have combined for 15 rushing touchdowns and 1,342 yards, while doing a great job grinding out the clock. They’re third in the AAC in scoring defense at 27.2 points per game and second in turnover margin at +0.73.
Game: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Teams: Nevada vs Tulane
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 22 | Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Albertsons Stadium — Boise, Idaho
TV: ESPN | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)