Nevada Football: Ty Gangi To Start At QB For Nevada Against Fresno State

Nevada Football: Ty Gangi To Start At QB For Nevada Against Fresno State


Nevada Football: Ty Gangi To Start At QB For Nevada Against Fresno State

The Wolf Pack Will Go Back To Ty Gangi As He Will Start At Quarterback For Nevada on Saturday Against Fresno State

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Nevada goes back to Gangi as he is named the starting quarterback for the Wolf Pack.

Once again, the Nevada Wolf Pack have made another change at the quarterback position and a familiar face will run the offense.

Coach Jay Norvell announced on Monday that Ty Gangi will start for the Wolf Pack on Saturday as they will open conference play on the road against Fresno State. The news of the quarterback change was first reported by Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette Journal.

“We’re going to play Ty Gangi at quarterback this week and KC {Kaymen Cureton} will back him up”, Norvell said after Monday’s practice. “We still want to play KC some and keep bringing him along. We feel like we’ll make some certain adjustment we need to make as a team to be competitive right now”.

Gangi, a junior from Glendale, California, started the first two games of the season in which he threw for 476 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. But he only completed 47 percent of his passes and the offense never got going due to Gangi’s inconsistency throwing the ball and running the offense.

After the Toledo game on September 9th, Coach Norvell named freshman Kaymen Cureton as the starting quarterback and he had some bright spots when he was the starter but like Gangi, Cureton could not spark the Wolf Pack offense and was benched early in the Washington State game by David Cornwell and Cornwell was an outright disaster as he only threw for 97 yards and threw three interceptions in Saturday’s loss to Washington State.

Now it is Gangi’s turn again to try to power up a Wolf Pack offense that is averaging under a measly 19.8 points a game which is good for 112th in FBS. The Wolf Pack are also not that great in pass efficiency as they are ranked 115th in that category. Norvell’s is hoping that Gangi’s experience will inject some life into the Wolf Pack’s moribund passing offense.

“Ty’s our most experienced guy”, Norvell said. “He’s got the most experience playing in this league. We feel like he’s the best answer for us right now. We have a lot of growth as a team. We’re obviously not where we want to be.”

It’s fair to say that a month into this season, the Wolf pack quarterback situation is a mess. Gangi and Cureton have both had their good moments but have mostly been marred by inconsistency and mistakes. And Cornwell’s performance in relief of Cureton on Saturday was horrendous as he showed why he could not overtake Cureton and Gangi to become the starter for the Wolf Pack in fall camp and before the season started.

For Nevada’s offense to climb out of the doldrums, one of the many items that the Wolf Pack must resolve is find a stable, consistent presence at quarterback. Will Ty Gangi be able to deliver that stability and consistency on offense for Nevada, we’ll see on Saturday.

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