Norvell challenges secondary ahead of Washington State game
Reno, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
It's so secret that Nevada is struggling in their first season under new Head Coach Jay Norvell. The team is coming off arguably their most embarrassing home loss in program history, falling to FCS-level Idaho State 30-28 on Saturday.
And while a lot of attention has been on the quarterback position, with the Pack starting true freshman Kaymen Cureton this past weekend, it's one of many positions that is not performing up to task.
Entering the season, it appeared that the secondary would be one of the strongest units on the team, but they have struggled out of the gates. Nevada is allowing almost 300 yards through the air per game, almost double the 158 yards per game allowed in 2016.
That unit will face their biggest test of the season when they face off against Mike Leach's air raid offense which ranks sixth in the nation in passing at over 400 yards and 43 points per game.
During his weekly press conference, Norvell said the secondary needs to step up.