He also broke down Boise State’s strengths.
“We are not taking this team lightly, nor would there ever be any reason to,” Polian said. “I think they are really good on defense. I think that is the strength of their team.”
Polian is proud of his defense and acknowledges that there has been improvement but just doesn’t know how much improvement. He says he will find out in a couple of weeks as his team faces key opponents.
The first test will come against this solid Boise State team that has defeated Colorado State, Connecticut and Louisiana-Lafayette.
Polian understands his offense has struggled but preaches that there are a lot of freshmen that play a lot. As the season progresses, he expects his young players to take advantage of this experience and use it to their benefit to seek out more victories.
“Is 14 points on offense good enough, clearly not but all we can do now is move forward on it and keep working to get better,” Polian said.
Brock Hekking had nothing but praise for Broncos running back Jay Ajayi and admitted that his defense will have to be disciplined and not allow them to break tackles.
When asked if he cared if the sportsbook had the Pack as underdogs, his response was pretty confident.
“I'm not too worried about the sportsbooks,” Hekking said. “We'll let our play on Saturday determine that.”
Hekking has been pretty confident this entire season because he knows his defense is much improved and believes in his individual ability to bring pressure on the opposing quarterback.
Cody Fajardo was very clear about facing Boise State this weekend.
“I haven't beaten Boise & that's obviously one of the things I'd like to check off my checklist,” a confident Fajardo said.
With so much confidence flying around the Pack, I predict Nevada will pull out the victory 24-20 in front of a sold out Mackay Stadium.
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