Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
When: Friday, January 3, 3:30 PM. ET.
The Nevada Wolf Pack will be trying to bounce back from their loss to UNLV when they take on the Ohio Bobcats in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Bobcats Going For Third Consecutive WinEven though they fell short of winning their conference title, the Bobcats ended their regular season on a high-note, winning their last two games and four of their last six contests. They will be trying to pick up their third win in a row and fifth win in their last seven games when they face the Wolf Pack.
We're bound for a bowl season in Boise for the second time in program history!— Ohio Football 🏈 (@OhioFootball) December 10, 2019
We'll take on Nevada on Jan. 3 in the @IDPotatoBowl as we take aim at a third-straight bowl victory.#BleedGreen pic.twitter.com/R1X1hUeHPl
Ohio will be making its fifth consecutive bowl appearance and 10th in the last 11 years. They have won their last two bowl games and will try to make it three in a row with a win over Nevada. They picked up a 24-23 win over Utah State the last time they played in the Potato Bowl.
Ohio is one of the better offensive teams in the country, averaging 34.7 points per game. The team is averaging 226.8 passing yards and 216.5 rushing yards per game, which are ranked 72nd and 22nd respectively.
Nathan Rourke led the Bobcats in passing with 2,676 yards, 20 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also added 780 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. O'Shaan Allison led the team with 823 rushing yards and six touchdowns, while Isiah Cox had 36 receptions for 590 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bobcats gave up 27 points per game during the regular season. They played better in their last two games, holding opponents to 13.5 points per game and will need to keep playing well to get past the Wolf Pack.
Wolf Pack Going For Fourth Win In Five GamesThe Wolf Pack had their three-game winning streak snapped by UNLV in their last game and will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Bobcats, which will give them their fourth win in their last five games.
Nevada will be making its second consecutive bowl appearance after missing out on the two previous years. They won the last two postseason games they played in and will try to make it three bowl wins in a row when they face the Bobcats.
The Wolf Pack will be short-handed in this game with three defensive starters suspended by the Mountain West Conference for their roles in a brawl at the end of their loss to UNLV. Defensive back Austin Arnold was suspended for two games, while Daniel Brown and defensive tackle Hausia Sekona were each suspended for a game. Linebacker Gabriel Sewell will get to play in the second half after being suspended for the first half of this game.
Nevada hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 21.3 points per game. The team is averaging 237.1 passing yards and 122.8 rushing yards per game.
Carson Strong led the team in passing with 1,933 yards, 10 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Toa Taua led the team with 759 rushing yards and six touchdowns, while Elijah Cooks had 62 receptions for 729 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Wolf Pack struggled defensively this season, giving up 32.1 points per game. They gave up 33 points in their loss to the Rebels and will need to do a better job if they want to pick up their third consecutive bowl win.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Ohio is:
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 bowl games.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Nevada is:
- 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games on FieldTurf.