Wolpack Weekly

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    Wolpack Weekly

    The Wolfpack are excited about the upcoming football season. Colin Kaepernick is returning for his SR campaign and he is up to the challenge of leading a very opportunistic ball club.
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    In 2009, Kaepernick had a break out year. He threw for 3397 yds and 23 Td's. He also rushed for 370 yds and added 7 more TD's. He is the corner stone to the success of the Nevada football team. When asked how he felt about the added pressure, Colin responded by saying, "It's what you play the game for. I love the opportunity to be the face of this organization." Colin will have has top three Wr's returning from a year ago. This should make the transition a lot easier.



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    Randall will lead the Wolfpack running game in 2010.​


    With the departure of Lippincott, the Wolfpack will depend heavily on Courtney Randall and Mike Ball to shoulder the rushing load. Neither RB had many opportunities last season, but both are equally capable. Coach Forever said they are the same kind of back. He thinks it will be running back by committee due to the consistency each back shows. Randall will get the start, but Ball will get his fair share of the workload.


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    Brandon Wimberly skies over a would be tackler.​

    RS Sophomore Brandon Wimberly is the leading receiver from a year ago. He posted some pretty good numbers in an offense that "spread the wealth". He lead all receivers with 6 Td's. He added 546 yds on 31 receptions for a 17.6 ypc average. He only dropped two passes the whole year. "He is as reliable as they come. To drop only two passes playing out of the slot position is very remarkable," Coach Forever said at a Meet the Player's Luncheon last week.

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    Mike Gallett will anchor a solid Offensive line in 2010. He had 40 pancake blocks and gave up only 5 sacks in thirteen ball games. He wanted to go pro, but decided he wanted to increase his draft status by returning for his Senior campaign. Look for Gallet to be a key to a good Nevada team.


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    Frey leaps above potential receiver for interception. Frey will head a Nevada stingy pass defense.​

    Junior CB Isaiah Frey leads a secondary group that wil be tested early and often in 2010. He lead the nation last year with 8 passes intercepted and 9 pass deflections. He also added 29 tackles. Frey will be called upon to shut down their opponents best receiver.


    2010 OUTLOOK: In 2009, Nevada posted a(n) 8-5 overall record with a 6-2 conference record. Nevada has 8 of their 11 starters on offense returning from a year ago. Look for the Wolfpack Offense to be, it not better, than they were last year. On the defensive side of the ball, key new comers SS Jason Ryan and Outside linbacker Mike Edmonds should help a "friendly" Wolfpack squad that gave up lots of yardage on the ground.

    Key Departures: RB Luke Lippincott

    Key Additions: SS Jason Ryan, Outside Linbacker Mike Edmonds, Tranfer Johri Fogerson(Redshirt)



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    Nevada 70
    Colorada St 20

    WEEK 2​

    SR. Qb Colin Kaepernick had a rough start to tthe 2010 season. He threw 3 int's in his debut. Despite the int's, Kaepernick still managed to provide the team with his leadrship skills.

    To take the pressure off of Kaepernick, Rb Courtney Randall had a record setting day. He carried the ball 35 times for 273 yds and five Td's. I'll have to check the archives, but I think this may be a Nevada school record.

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    Kaepernick failed to live up to the pre-season hype, but his team was still able to win big!

    Game Stats:
    12-22 for 291 yds TD, 3 int's
    7 carries 14 yds (fum lost)

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    Courtney Randall proved he was worthy of replacing last years rushing leader with an outstanding debut.​
    35 rushes for 273 yds, 5 Td's
    3 catches for 28 yds​
     
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    Nevada 49
    San Jose St. 9

    WEEK 4

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    C. Randall once again lead his team to victory; this time against SanJose St. He rushed 22 times for 147 yds and three scores as the Wolfpack win their third game in a row. Randall currently leads the nation in rushing yds and td's with 14. It still early in the season, but what a way to start it!!!:partynanas:​
     
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    Heisman Trophy Canidate!!!

    Stop the Press!!! There is a running back at Nevada that has some Heisman buzz this year. He is currently third in the Heisman voting. He is also third in FBS, with 881 yds on only 119 car for a 7.4 yd per car average. He is only getting around 24 touches per game, which should remain consistent based on their many offensive weapons.

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    Nevada running back C. Randall has rushed for 881 yds and 17 Td's this season through 5 contests. Randall has seen success, despite not seeing much playing time in the second half of the last three ball games.​
     
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    The Wolfpack are set to take on Boise State in Nevada this week. Boise State is currently ranked #2 in the country and are lead by Heisman Canidate, Kellen Moore. Moore is as good as the come! He can't be shut down; you only hope to contain him to not beating you with his big play capability. Nevada's best defense in this game will be their offense. If they can control the clock and not make untimely misques; then they have the chance of beating the highly ranked Broncos.

    Last season, Nevada was able to outlast Boise St. only to lose the WAC Conference by way of default. This year, the game has bigger significance than the WAC Championship. National implications are written all over this game; with the winner gaining a big boost. A win for Nevada could caderpolt The Wolfpack into the top ten for the first time in school history.

    We asked Coach Forever what he thought about his upcoming contest. Here's what he had to say, "First, this is what coaches get get paid for. These types of games are what put programs in the National Spotlight. It also tests the character of your team as well as your community. I can promise you this, Nevada will be up for the challenge."
     
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    Nevada's relatively easy win over Boise State has garned them some National attention. If The Wolpack should run the table, are they worthy of a BCS Bowl Game? Can they handle the likes of a Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, or even Tulane (which will be the #2 ranked team in the country next week, following the lose of Boise St). First things first, Nevada has 4 more conference games including Hawaii, which defeated the Wolfpack last season. If they can survive those games, then the match-up with Oklahoma at season's end can put to rest whether or not Nevada is a contender or pretender!!!
     
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    Nevada vs. New Mexico St.

    With a pretty easy win last week against Hawaii, The Wolfpack turn their focus to the The Aggies of New Mexico St. Last year, Nevada was able to beat NMSU in New Mexico. Both teams have become better ball clubs and this should be a interesting game.






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    Nevada leads NMSU in all statistical categories. Nevada average's better than 57 pts per gm, while NMSU is at 23. The one category that stands out is Nevada's ability to stay balanced on offense. This season, Nevada has passed for 2191 yds and has rushed for 2222 yds. Most of the yds on the ground have come from SR Rb C. Randall, who has over 1100 yds rushing with 22 Td's on the season. Despite having seen limited second half game action, Randall has still proven to be a(n) explosive threat.

    Prediction:

    Nevada- 49
    NMSU- 20
     
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    Nevada Season Overview​




    Although any hopes of a National Title were dismantled in the season finally against the Reigning National Champions, Oklahoma Sooners, second year Coach Forever is still very pleased with his teams perfomance throughout the season. "I can't remember a time in my coaching career that a team was able to do what this team has done in such a short period of time." Coach Forever took over the Wolfpack job midway through last season and had a perfect track record until the last game. He had won 17 consecutive games, including 11 straight this year. He also won his first bowl game as coach over a very talented Georgia Tech team. The streak is a record for the Old Ball Coach.

    This year, Nevada had several standouts to represent their team. First, their is Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is a Senior that has lead the Wolfpack the past 2 season's. He has lead the Nevada team to an 18-6 record over that time span and has put up some very impressive numbers in the process. He emassed the 3000 yd passing record 2 consecutive years and was a preseason First Team All American selection for the past year. (More Stats and Bio to come)


    The biggest surprise of the season was Senior running back Courtney Randall. In his first sufficient playing time of his career, he put the Wolfpack on his shoulders and carried them to victory after victory. What makes his accomplishments so great, was the way he way able to get his yardage. He has rushed for over 1700 yds and 33 rushing td's on the season, despite being pulled after the first half due to the lop sided scores of many of the contests Nevada participated in. His 33 td's are a school record and he currently leads the FBS. He is currently first in the Heisman Race and Doak Walker Award. (Official Stats and Bio to Come)

    Many of our critics think we over achieved as a team this year. With the exception of their final showing, Nevada was able to have the Top Rated offense in the Nation in several categories (including Scoring Offense and Rush Offense). They are believed to have the most balanced attack in FBS, passing and running for virtually equal amounts of yardage (Stats to come)

    This season was all Coach Forever could ask for and more. He was able to win the WAC outright in just his second year and beat one of the best team in the nation in Boise St., who will have the opportunity to play for a National Title. That's some irony though; the only team Boise State lost to was Nevada, but at season's end, Nevada is out and Boise State may be in. GO FIGURE!!!
     

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