Arizona and Nevada, two teams with 7-5 records and boost two of the nation’s top rushers, will face off today in
Nevada (7-5) vs. Arizona (7-5)
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 – 1:00 p.m. ET
Mackay Stadium – Reno, Nev.
TV: ESPN with Bob Wischusen (PxP), Danny Kanell (analyst) and Kaylee Hartung (sidelines) | ESPN3.com
NATIONAL RADIO: ESPN Radio with Mark Neely (PxP) and Ray Bentley (analyst).
LIVE STREAMING: Nevada’s radio broadcast is also available at www.NevadaWolfPack.tv. and via the Wolf Pack mobile app.
SERIES HISTORY: Tied at 1-1-1
Last Meeting: Nevada lost 26-7 in Tucson on Oct. 11, 1941. The other two meetings in the series were in the 1920s.
THE BREAKDOWN – FROM ARIZONA
Arizona vs. Nevada/Mountain West: Arizona and Nevada have met three previous times on the gridiron, with the series split evenly at 1-1-1. The Wildcats won the last meeting, 26-7, on Oct. 11, 1941, in Tucson.
The Wolf Pack won the initial meeting between the programs by a score of 23-14 on Nov. 1, 1924, in Reno. A year later, the schools played to a 0-0 tie on Nov. 26, 1925, in Tucson. … Arizona is 87-47-5 against current members of the Mountain West Conference … The Wildcats’ last game against a MW foe was a 31-21 victory over No. 17 Brigham Young (now independent) in the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 20, 2008.
Earlier that season the Wildcats dropped a game, 36-28, to New Mexico in Albuquerque – their last meeting with a current MW school … Other than the Lobos, Arizona has played just two additional schools in the current MW this millennium, including San Diego State (in 2000 and 2001) and UNLV (2001).
The Wildcats’ last bowl game against a current MW member was a 20-14 victory over New Mexico in the 1997 Insight.com Bowl played on Dec. 27, 1997, in Tucson.