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2011 Nevada Wolf Pack football team

The 2011 Nevada Wolf Pack football team represented the University of Nevada, Reno in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wolf Pack were led by head coach Chris Ault in his 27th overall season and 8th straight since taking over as head coach for the third time in 2004. They played their home games at Mackay Stadium and were members of the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 5–2 in WAC play to finish in a tie for second place. They were invited to their seventh straight bowl game, the Hawaii Bowl, where they were defeated by Southern Miss 17–24.

2011 Nevada Wolf Pack football
Nevada Wolf Pack wordmark.svg
Hawaii Bowl, L 17–24 vs. Southern Miss
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2011 record7–6 (5–2 WAC)
Head coachChris Ault (27th overall, 8th straight season)
Offensive schemePistol
Defensive coordinatorAndy Buh (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumMackay Stadium
(Capacity: 29,993)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Louisiana Tech $   6 1         8 5  
Nevada   5 2         7 6  
Utah State   5 2         7 6  
Hawaii   3 4         6 7  
San Jose State   3 4         5 7  
Fresno State   3 4         4 9  
New Mexico State   2 5         4 9  
Idaho   1 6         2 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Nevada taking the field vs Boise State on October 1, 2011 at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

This was the Wolf Pack's last year as a member of the WAC as they joined the Mountain West Conference for the 2012 season.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

[1]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1012:30 p.m.at No. 13 Oregon*FXL 20–6958,818
September 171:00 p.m.at San Jose StateKAME-TV/WSN/ALTW 17–1417,238
September 244:00 p.m.at Texas Tech*FCSL 34–3555,664
October 111:30 a.m.at No. 4 Boise State*VersusL 10–3034,098
October 84:00 p.m.UNLV*Cox/ESPN3W 37–025,978
October 151:00 p.m.New Mexico* 
  • Mackay Stadium
  • Reno, NV
W 49–715,369
October 221:00 p.m.Fresno State
  • Mackay Stadium
  • Reno, NV
WSNW 45–3815,113
October 295:00 p.m.at New Mexico StateKAME-TV/WSN/ALT/AVW 48–3415,782
November 127:15 p.m.Hawaii
  • Mackay Stadium
  • Reno, NV
ESPNUW 42–2816,527
November 191:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech
  • Mackay Stadium
  • Reno, NV
L 20–2411,639
November 2611:00 a.m.at Utah StateKCSG/WSN/ALTL 17–2115,784
December 31:00 p.m.Idaho
  • Mackay Stadium
  • Reno, NV
WSN/ALTW 56–310,027
December 245:00 p.m.vs. No. 22 Southern Miss*ESPNL 17–2432,630
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summariesEdit

OregonEdit

Nevada at Oregon
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 0 767 20
No. 13 Ducks 13 281414 69
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 2003 ORE, 31–23

San Jose StateEdit

Nevada at San Jose State
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 7 737 24
Spartans 7 000 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–8–2 2010 NEV, 35–13

Texas TechEdit

Nevada at Texas Tech
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 0 14146 34
Red Raiders 0 71414 35
  • Date: September 24, 2011
  • Location: Jones AT&T Stadium
    Lubbock, TX
  • Game start: 6:00 p.m. CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 22 minutes
  • Game attendance: 55,664
  • Game weather: Temperature: 93 °F (34 °C) • Weather: Clear • Wind: W 13 MPH
  • Referee: Robert Cameron
  • TV announcers (FCS): Tom Helmer, Yogi Roth and Desmond Purnell (sideline)
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2008 TTU, 35–19

Boise StateEdit

Nevada at Boise State
(Rivalry)
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 0 0010 10
No. 4 Broncos 7 13100 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–24 2010 NEV, 34–31OT

UNLVEdit

UNLV at Nevada
(Battle for the Fremont Cannon)
1 234Total
Rebels 0 000 0
Wolf Pack 3 17314 37
  • Date: October 8, 2011
  • Location: Mackay Stadium
    Reno, NV
  • Game start: 4:05 p.m. PDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 4 minutes
  • Game attendance: 25,978
  • Game weather: Temperature: 71 °F (22 °C) • Weather: Clear and Sunny • Wind: 2 to 3 MPH E
  • Referee: Eddy Shelton
  • TV announcers (Cox/ESPN3): Tim Neverett and Brant Boyer
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–14 2010 NEV, 44–26

New MexicoEdit

New Mexico at Nevada
1 234Total
Lobos 0 007 7
Wolf Pack 21 7147 49
  • Date: October 15, 2011
  • Location: Mackay Stadium
    Reno, NV
  • Game start: 1:05 p.m. PDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 4 minutes
  • Game attendance: 15,369
  • Game weather: Temperature: 74 °F (23 °C) • Weather: Partly Cloudy • Wind: 2 to 3 MPH
  • Referee: Robert Cameron
  • TV announcers (None): None
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2–1 2007 UNM, 23–0

Fresno StateEdit

Fresno State at Nevada
1 234Total
Bulldogs 7 10714 38
Wolf Pack 13 10715 45
  • Date: October 22, 2011
  • Location: Mackay Stadium
    Reno, NV
  • Game start: 1:08 p.m. PDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 10 minutes
  • Game attendance: 15,113
  • Game weather: Temperature: 68 °F (20 °C) • Weather: Sunny • Wind: Calm
  • Referee: Bill Athan
  • TV announcers (WSN): Barry Tompkins and Joe Glenn
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–24–1 2010 NEV, 35–34

New Mexico StateEdit

Nevada at New Mexico State
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 7 131414 48
Aggies 6 2107 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–2 2010 NEV, 52–6

HawaiiEdit

Hawaii at Nevada
1 234Total
Warriors 3 1177 28
Wolf Pack 7 14714 42
  • Date: November 12, 2011
  • Location: Mackay Stadium
    Reno, NV
  • Game start: 7:19 p.m. PST
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 27 minutes
  • Game attendance: 16,527
  • Game weather: Temperature: 46 °F (8 °C) • Weather: Cool • Wind: NNE 10 MPH
  • Referee: Jim Farmer
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Adam Amin and David Diaz-Infante
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–8 2010 HAW, 27–21

Louisiana TechEdit

Louisiana Tech at Nevada
1 234Total
Bulldogs 0 0321 24
Wolf Pack 7 067 20
  • Date: November 19, 2011
  • Location: Mackay Stadium
    Reno, NV
  • Game start: 1:05 p.m. PST
  • Elapsed time: 2 hours and 57 minutes
  • Game attendance: 11,639
  • Game weather: Temperature: 41 °F (5 °C) • Weather: Mostly Cloudy • Wind: 2–5 MPH
  • Referee: Bill Athan
  • TV announcers (None): None
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–4 2010 NEV, 35–17

Utah StateEdit

Nevada at Utah State
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 3 770 17
Aggies 0 7140 21
  • Date: November 26, 2011
  • Location: Romney Stadium
    Logan, UT
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m. MST
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 5 minutes
  • Game attendance: 15,784
  • Game weather: Temperature: 31 °F (−1 °C) • Weather: Clear and Brisk and Cold • Wind: N/A
  • Referee: Stacy Hardin
  • TV announcers (KCSG/WSN/ALT): Barry Tompkins and Joe Glenn
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–4 2010 NEV, 56–42

IdahoEdit

Idaho at Nevada
1 234Total
Vandals 0 300 3
Wolf Pack 7 21721 56
  • Date: December 3, 2011
  • Location: Mackay Stadium
    Reno, NV
  • Game start: 1:08 p.m. PST
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 11 minutes
  • Game attendance: 10,027
  • Game weather: Temperature: 33 °F (1 °C) • Weather: Cool and Sunny • Wind: E 4 MPH
  • Referee: Robert Cameron
  • TV announcers (WSN/ALT): Barry Tompkins and Joe Glenn
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–9 2010 NEV, 63–17

Southern Miss (Hawaii Bowl)Edit

Nevada vs Southern Miss
(Hawaii Bowl)
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 0 1430 17
Golden Eagles 0 1707 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1998 USM, 55–28

ReferencesEdit