MWC foes square off when the San Diego State Aztecs (3-4) host the Nevada Wolf Pack (0-6) on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Snapdragon Stadium. San Diego State is favored by 11.5 points. The game has an over/under of 48 points.
The matchup is on Fox Sports 2, if you’re searching for how to watch.
Aztecs vs. Wolf Pack Game Info
- Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Channel: Fox Sports 2
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: San Diego, California
- Venue: Snapdragon Stadium
- It’s been a hard stretch for the Aztecs, who rank 25th-worst in total offense (332.4 yards per game) and 12th-worst in total defense (443.9 yards per game allowed) in 2023.
- From an offensive standpoint, the Aztecs rank 105th in the FBS with 22.4 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank 107th in points allowed (443.9 points allowed per contest).
- It’s been a difficult stretch for San Diego State in terms of throwing the football and defending the pass, ranking 21st-worst in passing offense (188.4 passing yards per game) and 12th-worst in passing defense (277.9 passing yards per game allowed) in 2023.
- Offensively, the Aztecs rank 78th in the FBS with 144.0 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 103rd in rushing yards allowed per contest (166.0).
- San Diego State is averaging a 36.1% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 98th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 98th, giving up a 42.5% third-down percentage.
- The Aztecs own the 36th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +2, forcing 14 turnovers (sixth in the FBS) while turning it over 12 times (101st in the FBS).
Wolf Pack Insights
- This season has been hard for Nevada on both sides of the ball, as it is compiling just 322.7 total yards per game (18th-worst) and ceding 512.0 total yards per game (worst).
- Nevada has plenty of room to improve, as it ranks seventh-worst in points per game (17.3) this season and second-worst in points allowed per game (39.5).
- The Wolf Pack rank 98th in passing yards per game (203.3), but they’ve been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-worst in the FBS with 314.7 passing yards conceded per contest.
- Nevada’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, ceding 197.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 12th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 108th with 119.3 rushing yards per contest.
- The Wolf Pack have been struggling on third down, ranking sixth-worst with a 50.0% third-down conversion percentage allowed per game. They have been better on the other side of the ball, regstering a 34.4% third-down rate (107th-ranked).
- Nevada has forced eight turnovers this season and have turned it over 12 times, leading to a -4 turnover margin that is 22nd-worst in the FBS.
- Jalen Mayden has 1,287 passing yards through seven games this year, averaging 183.9 per game with a 62.7% completion percentage and six touchdowns against six interceptions.
- He has also rushed for 338 yards (first on the Aztecs) and added three touchdowns on the ground, while averaging 48.3 rushing yards per game.
- Jaylon Armstead has collected 255 rushing yards with five touchdowns (36.4 yards per game through seven games). His 4.3 yards per attempt rank 177th in college football.
- Mekhi Shaw has two touchdown catches this season, and has 16 receptions for 254 yards on 21 targets, while averaging 2.3 catches and 36.3 yards per game.
Wolf Pack Leaders
- Brendon Lewis is averaging 5.7 passing yards per attempt (125th in the FBS) and 151.2 yards per game this year, completing 57.9% of his passes on the way to 907 total yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions through six games.
- Lewis has also rushed for three touchdowns and 311 yards (first on the Wolf Pack).
- Sean Dollars has scored three rushing touchdowns, while totaling 241 rushing yards (3.1 per carry and 40.2 per game).
- Through six games played this season, Jamaal Bell has 26 catches (4.3 receptions per game on seven targets per game) for 247 yards and one receiving touchdown.