The University of Nevada doesn’t seem to have many football fans. Now I know it’s likely this is the first time you’ve heard that the University of Nevada has a football team, and that’s probably a contributing factor. The Pack’s made bowl games before, but there’s been a saving grace to each of the previous two occasions. One took place in Hawaii. The other was against Miami. This one? The New Mexico Bowl against New Mexico. It’s such a low-tier bowl that it doesn’t even have a sponsor. And perhaps that’s why they’ve had trouble selling tickets. Big time trouble.
Nevada had only sold 95 of its 6,000 allotted tickets at the beginning of the week, according to Keith Hackett, Nevada's associate athletics director. However, the Pack expect to have about 1,000 fans in Albuquerque, N.M., for today's game, Hackett said.95! Ninety-Five! Their student group isn’t even planning a trip to go!
But what can you expect for a small school with a smaller record. They went 6-6 this season, finishing fourth in the WAC. So don’t expect many Pack fans come Saturday. It will be nothing but home field advantage for the Lobos. Or an empty stadium advantage. Or a nobody cares advantage.