The Nevada soccer team will be packing their bags for Las Vegas instead of San Jose this week.
Due to the COVID-19 protocols in Santa Clara County, the regular season finale between Nevada and the state of San Jose will be played at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
Nevada is battling for a spot in Mountain West’s championship game after Saturday’s victory over Fresno state kept the wolf pack’s hopes alive. The Spartans (5: 0) and Wolf Packs (6: 1) are two of the three teams that mathematically qualify for the MW title game. San Jose State and Boise State (4-0) both control their fate for the title game, but Nevada must beat San Jose State and Boise State must beat Wyoming for the wolf pack to make their first appearance in the MW championship game, under the tiebreaker rules the league.
This week’s matchup marks Nevada’s third game this season in Las Vegas and the seventh regular season game of eight to be played at Silver State.
Nevada defeated UNLV at Allegiant Stadium on October 31st to bring the Fremont Cannon to northern Nevada. A few weeks later, the wolf pack defeated New Mexico at Sam Boyd Stadium in a neutral game developed by the Lobos who were unable to practice and play at home. This game marked the Lobos’ first game in Las Vegas after they moved from Albuquerque due to COVID-19 measures in New Mexico. SJSU are in a similar situation after their home game against Hawaii was moved from a home game to the islands last Saturday. The Spartans flew to Las Vegas after the victory.
Nevada is 6-0 in games played at Silver State this season. The only defeat for the wolf pack came on November 28th at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The changes in the schedule have resulted in Nevada only having to play two street games this season. Nevada is an early underdog with 3.5 points against the state of San Jose with a total of 59.5 points
The starting gun will go off at 7 p.m. and the game will continue to air on the CBS Sports Network. You can also listen to ESPN Radio 94.5 FM with John Ramey and Mike Edwards.