Saturday, February 7, 2009

State Project #30 - Nevada

Teams – 2 (Nevada, UNLV)
Winning percentage – 12-13
Bowl game winning percentage – 0
Teams making bowl games – 1
Conference championships - 0
Ranking points at year-end – 0
Summary – UNLV was much improved this year, and Nevada’s 7-6 record is misleading. They lost two money-maker games to Texas Tech and Mizzou, lost to Maryland by a TD in the Humanitarian Bowl, and lost to Boise State by a TD in a WAC shooutout.
Best team – Nevada (7-6)
Worst team – UNLV (5-7)
Highlight of the year – Nevada’s victory over WAC rival Fresno State in Fresno ranks highly, as does UNLV’s overtime win over 15th ranked Arizona State.
Lowlight of the year – Nevada’s 45-48 home loss to doormat New Mexico State is puzzling. I guess they got caught looking ahead to Utah State. UNLV’s loss to San Diego State appears to have been a feeble attempt to keep Chuck Long coaching in the MWC.

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