Nevada head coach Jay Norvell honoring late Iowa head coach Hayden Fry during Saturday's game
When Nevada hosts San Diego State on Saturday, the Wolf Pack will be looking to move to 5-0 to start the season for the eighth time in program history.
The start is the best for Nevada since 2010 when they won their first six games, and finished the season 13-1. Last week’s 27-20 victory over New Mexico last Saturday in Las Vegas was tighter than should’ve been.
The hurdles haven’t been very high for the Wolf Pack, with its four opponents having a combined record of 1-13. Nevada blew out UNLV (0-4) and Utah State (0-4), but were forced into overtime by Wyoming (1-2) and were pushed down to the final minute against New Mexico (0-3).
This week the schedule takes a turn to the difficult side against San Diego State, which is 3-1, and the final four Nevada games are against teams that are a combined 12-4.
Nevada head coach Jay Norvell, who played under coach Hayden Fry at Iowa, and was also a GA at Iowa in the 1980s under Fry, is honoring Fry with a cut-out of his former coach in the North end zone at Mackay Stadium.
Cut-out of my former Iowa coach Hayden Fry will join cut-outs of my parents and my mother-in-law for tomorrow’s game. It’s great to look in the North end zone and see them there. 🐺#NevadaGrit🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/taC8B8XGN5
— Jay Norvell (@CoachJayNorvell) November 21, 2020