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The Wolf Pack looks to keep rolling against Wyoming. Is this a trap game?

Wyoming must be glad its conference season for them. After a disastrous 1-3 start, the Cowboys will look to upset Nevada. To do that, QB Brett Smith must play well. He’s thrown for nearly 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns. But, his four interceptions (or one per game) are worrisome. He can’t turn the ball over against the Pack. Wyoming just doesn’t have the offense to get into a shootout. Receiver Chris McNeill, who had six catches for 219 yards against Idaho, is the target the Pack must key in on in the secondary.

The good news for Nevada is QB Cody Fajardo and running back Stefphon Jefferson should have an absolute field day. Wyoming’s rush defense isn’t just bad. It’s down right pathetic. The Cowboys are giving up a whopping 253 rush yards per game. Not only should the Wolf Pack dominate time of possession, Fajardo should rarely need to pass in critical situations.

Prediction: This one will be a blowout. Nevada wins 48-20.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Former Nevada tight end Virgil Green had one catch for 18 yards as the Denver Broncos lost 24-23 to the Dallas Cowboys in their first preseason game. Green played a huge role in Nevada’s offense in 2010 and was one of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s favorite targets.

I didn’t see the game, but at least Green had a reception. It looks like there’s going to be a heck of a battle if Green is going to make the team and get playing time so any contribution has got to help his cause.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.