College Football

Nevada Wolf Pack (7-2)


Strong, Lee, Taua pace Nevada in Potato Bowl win over Tulane

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Nevada coach Jay Norvell had plenty of reasons to be emotional as he challenged his team before it took the field in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. And his players responded.

Carson Strong threw for 271 yards and five touchdowns, Devonte Lee and Toa Taua each rushed for over 100 yards, and Nevada's defense recorded eight sacks for the first time in 17 years as the Wolf Pack beat Tulane 38-27 on Tuesday.

Nevada (7-2) finished 2020 the same way it started the year - by playing in the same bowl game, which the Wolf Pack lost 30-21 to Ohio on Jan. 3.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Strong2858
Passing TDs: C. Strong27
Rushing Yards: T. Taua675
Rushing TDs: T. Taua4
Receiving Yards: R. Doubs1002
Receiving TDs: R. Doubs9
Interceptions: T. Williams2
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/29 vs. UC Davis Postponed
9/5 at Arkansas Cancelled
10/24 vs. Wyoming W 37 - 34
10/31 at UNLV W 37 - 19
11/5 vs. Utah State W 34 - 9
11/14 at New Mexico W 27 - 20
11/21 vs. San Diego State W 26 - 21
11/28 at Hawaii L 21 - 24
12/5 vs. Fresno State W 37 - 26
12/11 at San Jose State L 20 - 30
12/22 vs. Tulane W 38 - 27
Mountain West
  Conference Overall
22 San Jose State 6-0 7-1
Boise State 5-0 5-2
Nevada 6-2 7-2
San Diego State 4-2 4-4
Hawaii 4-4 5-4
Fresno State 3-3 3-3
Air Force 2-2 3-3
Wyoming 2-4 2-4
New Mexico 2-5 2-5
Colorado State 1-3 1-3
Utah State 1-5 1-5
UNLV 0-6 0-6
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3973 (46)
Passing Yards: 2872 (19)
Rushing Yards: 1101 (89)
Points per game: 30.8 (45)
Yards per game: 441.4 (30)
Touchdowns: 34 (42)
Field Goals: 15 (15)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3399 (62)
Passing Yards: 2156 (72)
Rushing Yards: 1243 (47)
Points per game: 23.3 (32)
Yards per game: 377.7 (42)
Touchdowns: 25 (44)
Field Goals: 10 (65)
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