Wolf Pack still climbing as San Jose State awaits

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - After some more fought out contests, Nevada really got to exert its will against Colorado State on Saturday.

It was the perfect way to finish its home schedule and become bowl eligible for the first time since 2015.

But the Wolf Pack's is not exactly celebrating its sixth win. San Jose State awaits, a team Nevada will visit as heavy favorites once again. But the pack is happy, not satisfied so its back to business as usual.

"We feel like we should execute. We feel like we should be productive when we get a chance to move the football offensively. Defensively, I think this team has a shutout in them, I really do," said head coach Jay Norvell. "We challenged them for that. We have the kinda attitude where we don't want people to move the ball on us. That's gotta continue, we gotta be hungry to stop people."

"Last game, coach said we're not talking about bowl game, we're not talking about the week after that, let's focus on Colorado State," said freshman running back Toa Taua. "That's how we're going into this week. Focus on San Jose State and go from there."

"Football is a game of inches, so at any time anybody can win," said freshman running back Devonte Lee. "You really have to just focus on every team like they're the best team. We just focus on one team and try to get over them."

"Everybody's locked in and everybody just wants to win. Everybody's not thinking about themselves," said freshman defensive lineman Dom Peterson. "Even just now in practice, we're still going out there, whatever their record is. We're still going out there and respecting them and being ready to gameplan on them so we could win and maybe get to a better bowl."

Coach Norvell dished out a lot of respect for the Spartans, a team he made sure to mention Nevada's been facing since 1899. Nevada will try to pick its seventh win against the Spartans on Saturday.