The Denver Post

Air Force (2-4, 1-2 MW) at Nevada (1-6, 1-2)


7:30 p.m. at Mackay Stadium TV: CBSSN Line: Air Force by 7 About Nevada

Nevada lost 44-42 at Colorado State last week. The Wolf Pack’s only win this season was a home game against Hawaii (35-21). Story lines

1 Back on track. After losing four consecutiv­e games, Air Force finally found the win column with a dramatic 27-point comeback victory against UNLV at Falcon Stadium last week. There are still glaring issues facing the Falcons, including a No. 66 national ranking in total defense, but quarterbac­k Arion Worthman’s magic was enough to grind this one out.

2 Big-play threat. Without the services of former star receiver Jalen Robinette, Air Force has turned to another offensive dynamo in Ronald Cleveland. The 5-foot-9, 174-pound junior has averaged 28.7 yards on seven receptions. Cleveland also averages more than 10 yards per rush and set a career long last week against UNLV with a 36-yard scamper.

3 Growing pains. First-year Nevada coach Jay Norvell has played a total of 10 true freshmen through the first half of the season. It shows. While the Wolf Pack has developed more of an offensive identity in a victory against Hawaii and a two-point loss at CSU, the team continues to search for answers.

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