After an impressive offensive performance against Hawaii, the Wolf Pack faces Texas State. Will there be a letdown?

One thing is for sure. There’s going to be a lot of Pistol offense run Saturday. Of course, head coach Chris Ault invented the offense, but Texas State has also implemented the Pistol. But, they also like to run it with multiple backs. Texas State is going to go as far as quarterback Shaun Rutherford can take the team. Although the offense does switch up QBs, Rutherford is a solid passer, (4 TDs, one interception) and leads the team in rushing. He might not be as big of a dual threat as Cody Fajardo, but he’s still dangerous. Texas State does have a win against Houston, but that is not nearly as impressive as it first seemed, since Houston is winless on the season.

Perhaps more telling is Texas State’s 58-10 loss to Texas Tech. They will have trouble stopping Nevada’s run game after “The Union” showed it can still push defensive lines around. For the Wolf Pack’s defense, they’ll have a trio of running backs to deal with themselves in Marcus Curry, Tim Gay and Terrence Franks. While no one back has established themselves yet, the trio have combined for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns.

Prediction: It might be easy to say Nevada will have a letdown, but I just don’t see it. The Wolf Pack will roll 42-20.

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

 

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