Battle for the Fremont Cannon
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Where to watch: TBD
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: UNLV -12
FanDuel: UNLV -12.5
BetMGM: UNLV -12.5
Caesars: UNLV -12
UNR: 2-9 (0-7 Mountain West)
UNLV: 4-7 (2-5 Mountain West)
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UNR - UNLV preview, analysis and prediction
UNR: lost 41-14 vs. Fresno State
UNLV: lost 31-25 at Hawaii
I can't do it with UNLV anymore. I have tried and I've tried many many times. When they went to 4-1 on the year, there was no way that they could have just folded it that way. The Mountain West championship was right there for them given how ridiculous the rest of the conference looked. And now the rebels after six straight losses are no longer bowl-eligible. And the only thing that could possibly be a saving grace to this season is winning back the Fremont cannon and somehow that just does not seem like a plausible trophy for this current situation anymore.
UNLV is facing the Nevada Reno Wolfpack on Saturday. And to be completely honest with you, I'm not even sure why I have any vetting interest in this game. I'm not even sure why we're even talking about this game. Because if UNLV cannot even beat a 2 win Hawaii Rainbow Warriors team when favored by double digits, then why in the world are they even playing football right now?
Hawaii basically gave every chance to UNLV to win that game on Saturday. UNLV had everything going right for them. A favorable end to the season, two games against two winnable opponents, end the season can still be salvaged with a bowl game. Marcus Arroyo should be fired tomorrow but we know that's not going to happen. The athletics administration at UNLV we'll look at this year and say you know he won four games and there is absolutely a reason why we think he can run it back and win two more games and challenge for a conference championship.
When in reality, UNLV is just being UNLV. They would be the worst pallbearers of all time because even though they would let you down one more time they would probably find a way to fumble the football, or in this case the casket. I don't even wanna get into stats, I don't even want to tell you that UNLV outgained Hawaii 427-369, I don't even want to tell you that UNLV basically had everything going right for them offensively with Doug Brumfield throwing for 288 yards and a touchdown, and Aidan Robbins running for 72 yards on 17 carries. I don't even wanna tell you that Kyle Williams caught five passes for 111 yards and UNLV had a chance to win this game.
And yet here we are at the precipice of another disappointing season for the rebels and all I can think of at this point is how in the world I wasted so many tuition dollars back in 1983 because this is just exhausting. There's no way that this team should have lost six straight it should have found itself on the outside looking at a bowl game it should not have happened. But I digress and I'm here to inform you that thankfully you and I'll be is playing an equally bad opponent in UNR if they don't win this game you might as well fire the entire program into the sun and put them back in Sam Boyd Stadium.
You have one job UNLV. Go do it, go win the cannon, and try it all again next year. UNLV by 21
UNR is 10-2 ATS in road games after allowing 6.75 or more yards per play in two straight games since 1992.
UNLV is 30-49 ATS as a favorite since 1992.
UNLV is 13-26 after covering 3 of their last 4 since 1992.
UNR is 1-7 ATS off a straight-up loss this season.
Passing: Nate Cox -- 1,188 yards, 4 TD, 3 INT
Rushing: Toa Taua -- 767 yards, 10 TD
Receiving: BJ Casteel -- 491 yards, 3 TD
Passing: Doug Brumfield -- 1,898 yards, 10 TD, 5 INT
Rushing: Aidan Robbins -- 922 yards, 9 TD
Receiving: Ricky White -- 623 yards, 4 TD
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