Friday’s season opener for the Nevada football season will also mark the first-ever Stripe Out for a Wolf Pack football game at Mackay Stadium.
The Stripe Out is calling for Silver and Blue throughout the stadium, with alternation sections on the east and west sides and all blue student sections in the end zones.
Fans are asked to wear their favorite corresponding color shirt to the game, as the Wolf Pack opens the season at 6:30 p.m. against Purdue – just the second ever Big Ten team to play in Mackay Stadium.
The Wolf Pack returns 43 letterwinners and 13 starters from last year’s campaign.
The team will look to rely on senior offensive lineman Jake Nelson and sophomore running back Toa Taua, who were selected to the Mountain West’s Preseason All-Conference team.
Redshirt freshman Carson Strong will make the start at quarterback for Nevada after an injury to Cristian Solana took him out of the quarterback competition.
The receiving unit is perhaps the deepest group on the Wolf Pack once again. Nevada returns senior Kaleb Fossum, who led the Pack in 2018 with 70 receptions and leads all returners with 734 receiving yards.
Nevada and Purdue met for the only time in 2016 with the Boilermakers picking up a 24-14 victory in West Lafayette, Ind.