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The Nevada Wolf Pack and the Air Force Falcons are set to square off in a Mountain West matchup at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 23 at Falcon Stadium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
The night started off rough for the Wolf Pack this past Saturday, and it ended that way, too. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 27 to nothing punch to the gut against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Nevada was down 20 to nothing at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. QB Shane Illingworth had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw one interception with only 2.93 yards per passing attempt.
Meanwhile, it was a hard-fought matchup, but Air Force had to settle for a 17-14 defeat against the Wyoming Cowboys last week. This was hardly the result Air Force or its fans were betting on, as they were favored by 16.5 points over Wyoming heading into this game. Despite the loss, Air Force got a solid performance out of RB John Lee Eldridge III, who picked up 104 yards on the ground on 13 carries.
The Wolf Pack are now 2-2 while the Falcons sit at 2-1. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Nevada enters the contest having picked the ball off seven times, good for second in the nation. But Air Force has yet to throw a single interception. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.
3Q (7:12) – Sneaky Johnson
Tune in📺: FS1#BattleBorn | #HomeIsNevada pic.twitter.com/DagDfkTCNM
Too easy for Nate Cox 😤@NevadaFootball takes one back! pic.twitter.com/JxJjZtzZRG
Still fighting. #BattleBorn | #HomeIsNevada pic.twitter.com/emDex42BSL
Big second half … loading
Tune in📺: FS1#BattleBorn | #HomeIsNevada pic.twitter.com/3VZUkrL3W6
The run ➡️ the celebration. #BattleBorn | #HomeIsNevada pic.twitter.com/g9J5xHi2Yp
2Q (12:16) – .@natecox_16 showin’ em how it’s done!
TUNE IN 📺: FS1#BattleBorn | #HomeIsNevada pic.twitter.com/WwdhpqaP5i
Baby Luca repping his favorite college football team. Good luck @NevadaFootball from the Fajardo family here in 🇨🇦 #gopack pic.twitter.com/zlNAYPe1My
1Q (0:58) – Cox 🤝 Bell
Nevada 0 – Air Force 3#BattleBorn | #HomeIsNevada
📍at the base#BattleBorn | #HomeIsNevada pic.twitter.com/p1fXFH71xz
Jenn was vital to our clean sheet last night 💪#FlyFightWin⚡ pic.twitter.com/EEAuoqp0FT
It’s 𝑔𝒶𝓂𝑒𝒹𝒶𝓎 at Falcon Stadium 🤩 pic.twitter.com/R9qBjzdDzJ
#EQAppreciationWeek2022!!! Best students in the biz!
Now time to play Air Force tonight. 😎 @NevadaFootball pic.twitter.com/IeT8BUTcfz
Time to fly ✈️#BattleBorn | #HomeIsNevada pic.twitter.com/wZmvy0Jaik
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