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Nevada looks for first road win against AP Top 25 team (see all results vs. ranked teams)

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Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa sacks Nevada quarterback Kaymen Cureton the last time the Wolf Pack played a ranked team. (Young Kwak/AP file)

From Oregon's perspective, the start of the 2019 season looks a lot like the start of the 2011 season.

In 2011, Oregon began the year ranked in the preseason top 11 but lost on a neutral field in Arlington, Texas in its season opener to an SEC team before falling to the teens in the national rankings in Week 2 when it would play Nevada.

This year, Oregon began the year ranked in the preseason top 11 but lost on a neutral field in Arlington, Texas in its season opener to an SEC team before falling to the teens in the national rankings in Week 2 when it would play Nevada.

The Wolf Pack is hoping for a different story this time around as Oregon romped over Nevada, 69-20, in 2011. That loss was the first of an ongoing 11-game losing streak to Top 25 teams, which Nevada aims to snap Saturday in Eugene. Nevada's last seven losses to Top 25 teams have come by at least 17 points. Oregon enters Saturday's game ranked 16th in the AP Top 25 and 18th in the coaches poll.

Nevada, which is 4-6 in its last 10 games against Pac-12 schools, is 4-29 all-time against AP Top 25 teams. Here is a look at all of those results.

Nevada vs. AP Top 25 teams

* Sept. 23, 2017, at Washington State (18), L, 45-7

* Sept. 10, 2016, at Notre Dame (18), L, 39-10

* Sept. 19, 2015, at Texas A&M (17), L, 44-27

* Sept. 12, 2015, vs. Arizona (22), L, 44-20

* Nov. 2, 2013, at Fresno State (16), L, 41-23

* Sept. 14, 2013, at Florida State (10), L, 62-7

* Aug. 31, 2013, at UCLA (21), L, 58-20

* Dec. 1, 2012, vs. Boise State (20), L, 27-21

* Dec. 24, 2011, vs. Southern Miss (21), L, 24-17

* Oct. 1, 2011, at Boise State (4), L, 30-10

* Sept. 10, 2011, at Oregon (13), L, 69-20

* Nov. 26, 2010, vs. Boise State (4), W, 34-31 (OT)

* Sept. 17, 2010, vs. California (24), W 52–31

* Nov. 27, 2009, at Boise State (6), L, 44-33

* Sept. 5, 2009, at Notre Dame (23), L, 35-0

* Nov. 22, 2008, vs. Boise State (9), L, 41-34

* Sept. 13, 2008, at Missouri (6), L, 69-17

* Sept. 6, 2008, vs. Texas Tech (12), L, 35-19

* Nov. 16, 2007, vs. Hawai’i (16), L, 28-26

* Sept. 1, 2007, at Nebraska (20), L, 52-10

* Nov. 25, 2006, vs. Boise State (12), L, 38-7

* Sept. 9, 2006, at Arizona State (25), L, 52-21

* Nov. 26, 2005, vs. Fresno State (16), W, 38-35

* Nov. 27, 2004, vs. Boise State (10), L, 58-21

* Nov. 29, 2003, at Boise State (18), L, 56-3

* Nov. 23, 2002, vs. Boise State (23), L, 44-7

* Sept. 28, 2002, vs. Colorado State (25), L, 32-28

* Sept. 14, 2002, vs. BYU (24), W, 28–31

* Aug. 31, 2002, at Washington State (12), L, 31-7

* Sept. 8, 2001, at Colorado State (24), L, 35-18

* Sept. 9, 2000, vs. TCU (22), L, 41-10

* Sept. 11, 1999, at Colorado State (24), L, 38-33

* Dec. 14, 1995, vs. Toledo (25), L, 40-37 (OT)

If Nevada does stun Oregon, it would be the team's first road win against a Top 25 team (the Wolf Pack is 0-17 in such games). It also would mark the first time the Wolf Pack has beaten Power 5 schools in back-to-back weeks (Nevada is 8-34 against Power 5 foes after its season-opening win over Purdue, including 2-24 on the road against Power 5 teams).

Finally, Nevada is a 23-point underdog against Oregon, so a win would be the biggest upset (by point spread) in school history. Nevada's win over Washington in 2003 currently holds that designation. The Wolf Pack was a 17-point underdog but won, 28-17. Nevada also beat Fresno State, 38-35, in 2005 as a 16.5-point underdog.

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