Air Force Opponent Preview: Nevada

Air Force Opponent Preview: Nevada

The 2013 Air Force season is rapidly approaching. Between now and end of fall camp Falcons Report will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at Nevada.

The 2013 Air Force season is rapidly approaching. Between now and end of fall camp Falcons Report will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at Nevada.

Opponent: Nevada

2012 record: 7-6

2012 final Sagarin: 66.31 (No. 80)

Game Date: Sept. 28, 2013

Site: Reno, Nev.; Mackay Stadium (30,000)

Last meeting: 2012; Air Force 48, Nevada 31

Head coach: Brian Polian 0-0 (first year)

Offensive starters returning: 6

Defensive starters returning: 5

Special teams starters returning: 2

2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE

Points scored per game: 37.85 (No. 18 in FBS)
Passing yards per game: 243.85 (No. 52 in FBS)
Rushing yards per game: 271.00 (No. 7 in FBS)

2012 VITAL STATS DEFENSE

Points allowed per game: 33.77 (No. 99 in FBS)
Passing yards allowed per game: 230.62 (No. 59 in FBS)
Rushing yards allowed per game: 211.85 (No. 110 in FBS)

OTHER VITAL STATS

Turnover ratio: -.31, No. 80 in FBS. Punt returns: 15.13 ypr, No. 4 in FBS. Sack allowed: 1.38 per game, No. 28 in FBS.

COMMENTS

Air Force beat Nevada in a high scoring affair last season in which the Falcons piled up 600 yards of total offense. The Falcons could benefit from the fact that they will face Nevada the week after its game at Hawaii. Quarterback Cody Fajardo, who passed for 2,700 yards last season, returns to lead the Nevada offense. Defensively, senior defensive tackle Jack Reynoso returns for the pack.

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