The Colorado State football team will be happy to see the start of Mountain West play.
The Rams endured a tough 0-4 start to the season in nonconference action. Following a bye week, the Rams head into league battles beginning with an intriguing game at Nevada.
It's the return of former Nevada coach Jay Norvell to Reno. Plus, 10 Rams who formerly played at Nevada will represent CSU in the game.
The 8:30 p.m. MT kickoff will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Here's what to know about the game and how to watch and listen online.
When/where: 8:30 p.m. MT Friday, Oct. 7, at Mackay Stadium on campus at Nevada.
How to find Fox Sports 1 (FS1):
Comcast/Xfinity: Channel 408 (777 for HD)
DirecTV: Channel 219
Dish Network: Channel 150
Fort Collins Connexion: Channel 55
The broadcast can also be livestreamed through FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports Go app.
The broadcast team on the FS1 is Alex Faust (play-by-play) and Petros Papadakis (analyst).
How to listen on the radio:
The CSU broadcast is available on KUAD 99.1 FM, ESPN 1600 AM (Denver), SiriusXM channel 971/381 and the TuneIn app.
CSU's radio team will be Brian Roth (play-by-play), Ricky Brewer (analyst) and Marty Cesario (reporter)
Betting line: Nevada is a 3.5-point favorite, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
Friday's weather in Reno: The high for the day is 83 degrees but a sunset of 6:32 p.m. will come about an hour before kickoff, with an overnight low of 47. Temp at kickoff is projected to be 74 degrees. Light winds are expected.
Attendance: Mackay Stadium has a capacity of 27,000. The Wolf Pack is averaging 13,676 fans per game through two games.
Coaches: CSU is coached by Jay Norvell, who is in his first year leading the Rams. He's 33-30 in five-plus seasons as a head coach and 0-4 at CSU. Nevada is led by first-year coach Ken Wilson, who is 2-3.
Team records: CSU is 0-4 while Nevada is 2-3 and 0-1 in Mountain West play. This is the MW opener for the Rams.
Last week: Both teams were on bye weeks. CSU's previous game was a 41-10 home loss to Sacramento State on Sept. 24. Nevada's last game was a 48-20 loss at Air Force on Sept. 23.
Series: CSU leads the all-time series 12-5, although Nevada has won two in a row (both under Norvell). The last meeting was a 52-10 for Nevada to end the 2021 season, a game in which then-CSU coach Steve Addazio was ejected before halftime.
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