If recent history is any indication, Nevada could have a rough time of it Saturday against Cal at Memorial Stadium.
According to a blog item from Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal, the Wolfpack is 0-10 in season openers against teams from BCS conferences (plus Notre Dame), dating back to 1992, when it became an FBS team.
Nevada has lost those games by an average margin of 30.2 points, and its offense has produced a paltry 13.1 points per game in those outings. None of the 10 games was closer than 14 points.
The Wolfpack is 4-23 overall vs. BCS teams in its FBS era, although one of the four victories was a 52-31 rout of Cal (in a non-opening game) two seasons ago.
Here are scores from those 10 openers: