USA Today picks the winner of Arizona vs. Nevada

Arizona faces Nevada on Saturday. Read on to see make its picks.

Cody James Martin: While I wouldn't at all be surprised if Arizona lost this one, I don't think that the coaches are going to let this team have two bad games in a row. The offense has some extra bulletin board material and you can bet that it is going to try to punish Nevada as much as possible.

It will still be close, but Nick Wilson runs for over a hundred yards and a score. Anu Solomon throws for 300-plus as both teams battle it out late in the second half.

Arizona 34, Nevada 27

Overall: 1-0


Michael Luke: It’s hard to glean a lot from Nevada’s first game against UC-Davis, but the Wolfpack defense looked okay stopping the run and didn’t give up chunks yards in the passing game.

Still, Nevada was unable to generate much of a pass rush at all and this game will be over quickly if Anu is allowed to analyze the field. Despite the step up in competition, look for Arizona to come out and click offensively.

Arizona 42, Nevada 24

Overall: 1-0


Jason Scheer: Arizona knows it is going to have to score quite a few points if it is going to win a game that Nevada is basically promoting as its biggest home game of the season.

I don't think Nevada's defensive line is good enough to consistently stop Arizona and while I think the first half is close, this feels like the type of game where Nevada wears down and Arizona doesn't.

My guess is the Wildcats combine for nearly 200 yards on the ground and wind up pulling away in the fourth quarter.

Arizona, 38, Nevada 27

Overall: 1-0

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