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Oregon Football

Ultimate Breakdown: Nevada

September 6, 2019
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Nevada rolls into Autzen on Saturday after a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Purdue in what was probably the best ending in Week 1.

Defense

After allowing 24 first-half points, the Wolf Pack buckled down to hold the Boilermakers to just 7 points after intermission. They also forced 5 turnovers.

Schematically, defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel deploys a 3-3-5 stack nickel package. He uses Cover 4 or Cover 3 zone in the back half.

On the rare occasion that Casteel brings pressure, Nevada will send one of the backers as a fourth rusher or blitz a cornerback off the edge.

 
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