UNLV vs. Fresno State Prediction, Game Preview

    UNLV vs. Fresno State prediction and game preview. The Rebels looking to improve their record to 3-4 as they travel to Fresno to take on the Bulldogs.

    October 13, 2015

    UNLV (2-4) might not be setting the world on fire, but it’s playing better than expected in Tony Sanchez’s first season at the helm. Even with Boise State up next, it has a real, live chance to start thinking about a good second half if it can get by a Fresno State (1-5) team that just can’t seem to get anything going. Check out the UNLV vs. Fresno State game preview and prediction.

    UNLV vs. Fresno State Game Preview

    Broadcast

    Date: Friday, Oct. 16
    Game Time: 10:30 pm
    Venue: Bulldog Stadium, Fresno CA
    Network: ESPN2

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    Why UNLV Will Win

    Where did the Fresno State offense go? The O line has been a disaster, doing absolutely nothing for a running game that can’t find any room to move with just 182 yards in the last three weeks. The Bulldog passing attack isn’t picking up the slack with way too many interceptions and way too many misfires putting more and more pressure on the struggling defense. UNLV’s defense is hardly a rock, but as a team it’s been great at turnover margin – the Rebels aren’t going to beat themselves, while the Bulldogs might.

    Why Fresno State Will Win

    So what is Fresno State doing right lately? It’s having a nightmare of a time in all phases except one, penalties. The Bulldogs are turning it over too often, the offense can’t seem to generate any consistent drives, and the defense isn’t stopping anyone, but at least they’re not getting flagged. They’re only getting hit with four penalties a game, and while that might not seem like a big deal, this team can’t lose any ground at this point.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    UNLV is starting to find itself offensively with a nice balance. Fresno State is far, far better than it’s shown so far, but it can’t move the ball a lick, going 0-of-12 on third downs against San Diego State and 3-of-14 against Utah State. UNLV isn’t doing anything at a high level, but it’ll run just enough to get out with a win.

    UNLV vs. Fresno State Prediction

    Final Score: UNLV 26, Fresno State 24, Line: UNLV -6.5, o/u: 51.5

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