Saturday, January 8, 2011

2010-2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Preview

January 9, 2011 9:00 PM ET
Stadium: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Payout: $750,000-$825,000
Played: 2002-present
Once known as: San Francisco Bowl (2002-2003), Emerald Bowl (2004-2009)
Broadcasters: Mark Jones, Bob Davie, Rod Gilmore
Sideline Reporter: Quint Kessenich
Storyline: Nevada had its best regular-season as a FBS program, going 11-1. The Wolfpack almost had a perfect season. Their only loss came against Hawaii on October 16th. The Wolfpack garnered national respect when they ended Boise State’s dream of a national title on November 26th. The Nevada pistol offense ranks 3rd in the nation, averaging 535.5 yards gained per game. Nevada is also 3rd in rushing yards per game, averaging 305.9. The Wolfpack are looking to send off seniors Colin Kaepernick and Vai Taua off with a win over an ACC program. Boston College will be appearing in its 12th consecutive bowl, and the Eagles will be playing in AT&T Park for the second straight postseason. Boston College finished the season with a 5 game winning streak after a 5 game losing streak. The Eagles have the best rush defense in the nation, only allowing 80.2 rushing yards per game. Boston College is looking to get national respect by shutting down one of the most explosive offenses in the FBS. Clearly the matchup in this game will be Nevada’s offense against Boston College’s defense. Whichever of these 11-man squads dominates the other will decide the outcome of the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
All-time Series: 0-0
Line: Nevada by 7.5

NevadaBoston College
Overall Record12-1Overall Record7-5
Conference Record7-1Conference Record4-4
Bowl Record3-7Bowl Record13-8
Last Bowl Win2005 HawaiiLast Bowl Win2007 Champs Sports

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