No. 14 Iowa Pronounce (1-1) at UNLV (0-2), Saturday at 10: 36 p.m. EDT (CBS Sports Community).
Line: Iowa Pronounce by 31 1/2, in accordance with FanDuel Sportsbook.
Sequence file: Iowa Pronounce leads 4-1.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
After a pair of lackluster performances on offense, Iowa Pronounce finds itself attempting for a dominating preserve, proving an preliminary ranking at No. 7 within the AP Top 25 used to be no fluke. The Cyclones managed factual 16 functions in opposition to Northern Iowa of their six-point preserve within the season-opener earlier than shedding to No. 5 Iowa final week, 27-17. If there had been ever a week to showcase a passing game that helped assemble 32.9 functions per game final season, it’d be this week interior Allegiant Stadium shut to the Las Vegas Strip.
UNLV protection vs. Iowa Pronounce QB Brock Purdy. Purdy needs 105 yards to became Iowa Pronounce’s all-time chief in entire offense and could well perhaps acquire that within the first quarter by myself. Purdy, who has 10,317 yards of entire offense throughout his profession at Iowa Pronounce, ranks 2nd in entire offense, profession passing yards (9,319), and completions (735) in college history. UNLV’s protection, within the period in-between, is allowing 36 functions per game, tied for 117th within the nation. The Rebels had been torched for 274.5 yards passing per game, 108th within the nation.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Iowa Pronounce: DE Will McDonald IV ranks 2nd all-time in profession sacks at Iowa Pronounce (20.0) and is the NCAA energetic profession chief in sacks per game (0.65). With UNLV lacking its starting quarterback, Doug Brumfield, and the interrogate lingering over whether it’ll be Justin Rogers or Tate Martell below center, the Rebels’ offensive entrance could well perhaps indulge in its fingers beefy with McDonald.
UNLV: RB Charles Williams moved into third dispute on the program’s profession rushing list throughout final week’s loss to Arizona Pronounce in Tempe. Williams heads into this week with basically the most profession gain rushing yards gained on the FBS diploma (3,152) amongst all contemporary avid gamers. Two contemporary FBS avid gamers (Liberty’s Joshua Mack and Hawaii’s Calvin Turner) indulge in extra profession yards rushing than Williams, with a majority of those gains on the FCS diploma, earlier than transferring to their contemporary faculties.
FACTS & FIGURES
The Cyclones are the 10th-highest ranked crew to play the Rebels in Las Vegas, and the highest-ranked opponent to visit since No. 13 UCLA traveled to Sam Boyd Stadium in 2015. … The Rebels are 4-19 all-time vs. teams that for the time being building up the Huge 12 Convention and 3-9 in opposition to teams that had been participants of the league on the time of the sport (1-4 vs. Iowa St., 1-2 vs. Baylor, 1-1 vs. Kansas and 0-2 vs. Kansas St.). … In its final seven games courting to 2020, Iowa Pronounce has allowed a mere 22 functions within the 2nd half (with the exception of non-offensive TDs) and factual one touchdown. … Long-established UNLV basketball coach T. J. Otzelberger left the college this offseason after accepting an offer to educate at Iowa Pronounce.
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