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College football preview capsule: South Florida Bulls (1-0) at Nevada Wolf Pack (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Saturday, CBS Sports Network, 98.7-FM, 1010-AM

Nevada (1-0) has won 17 of its past 18 home games, including the Wolf Pack's huge upset of then-No. 4 Boise State in 2010. They haven't faced a ton of tough competition in that stretch — take away Boise, and their wins in the past two years are against teams who went a combined 28-95. USF's biggest wins under Skip Holtz have arguably come on the road — at Miami, at Notre Dame, at Louisville, at Cincinnati. USF is 1-7 at home under Holtz against teams from BCS leagues, the lone win coming against Rutgers in 2010.

Watch out for …

Nevada's defense is vulnerable to big plays — even in beating Cal last week on the road, the Wolf Pack gave up seven plays of 20 yards or more. The longest five accounted for more yards than USF (1-0) gave up in its entire opener against Chattanooga. Watch for young big-play targets who were kept largely under wraps last week — receivers Chris Dunkley and D'Vario Montgomery and tight ends Sean Price and Mike McFarland.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

College football preview capsule: South Florida Bulls (1-0) at Nevada Wolf Pack (1-0), 3:30 p.m. Saturday, CBS Sports Network, 98.7-FM, 1010-AM 09/07/12 [Last modified: Friday, September 7, 2012 9:06pm]
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