Quick Lane Bowl 2021

Quick Lane Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Nevada

The rubber meets the road for a Nevada team that'll probably sit Carson Strong.

Nicky G
Nicky G

Location: Ford Field (Detroit)

Time: Dec. 27, 11 a.m. on ESPN

Teams: Western Michigan (7–5) versus Nevada (8–4)

Line: Western Michigan -2.5

Summary

This game is going to come down to Nevada QB Carson Strong. There's a strong (see what we did there?) chance he rests his knee and prepares for the NFL Draft, but if he plays, he's more than capable of leading the Wolfpack to a win. (Update, he's sitting to prepare for the NFL Draft.) It's not a lock, however, with Western Michigan showing they can knock off just about any team after beating up on ACC Champion Pitt.

They've got weapons on offense, which should be enough to keep things close no matter who is under center for Nevada.

Our Pick

Western Michigan pulls off the win here. With or without Carson Strong, the Broncos have the weapons needed to keep up with Nevada.

The Score: Western Michigan covers, 34-28

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Nicky G

Dad of 3. WVian by birth. ATX for now.