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Nevada 34, Hawaii 17 – Postgame Notes

• Nevada improves to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in Mountain West Conference play after a 34-17 win over Hawai’i on Homecoming. The Rainbow Warriors fall to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the conference.• The Wolf Pack defense posted a season-high four interceptions including two picks from LB Daiyan Henley marking a single-game career-high. Henley now has three interceptions in his career.

• LB Lawson Hall and LB Trevor Price each made one interception. It marked the third interception of Hall’s career and the first interception of Price’s career.

• TE Cole Turner set a career-high with 175 receiving yards on 12 catches. Turner surpassed his previous career-high 119 receiving yards against Wyoming on Oct. 24, 2020. It marked the most receiving yards in a game for a Wolf Pack player this season.

• Turner leads the Wolf Pack in receiving yards with 403 and he is tied with WR Elijah Cooks for first on the team in receiving touchdowns with four.

• WR Romeo Doubs returned to the starting lineup and caught four passes for 83 yards and one touchdown. Doubs touchdown reception was a 28-yard pass from QB Carson Strong to put the Pack up 27-17 with 10:44 left in the third quarter.

• RB Toa Taua rushed 20 times for 76 yards and two touchdowns marking the second two-TD performance of the season. Taua now has 20 rushing touchdowns in his career at Nevada.

• Nevada outgained Hawai’i 477-393 in total yards and moved to 4-0 in games where it outgains an opponent. The Pack held a 395 to 205 advantage in passing yards while the Rainbow Warriors held a 188 to 82 rushing edge.

• QB Carson Strong recorded the 12th game of his career with 300-plus passing yards after throwing for a season-high 395 yards on 34-of-54 passing with two touchdowns. Strong’s 54 pass attempts marked a season-high and are the most passes he has thrown since Nov. 30, 2019, when attempted 54 passes (33 completions) against UNLV.

• Strong’s 395 yards are the most since he threw for 402 yards against Ohio in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Jan. 3, 2020.

• PK Julian Diaz uncorked a 60-yard punt for the longest punt of the season surpassing his previous long of 58 yards (2x; last, New Mexico State – 10/9).

• DB JoJo Claiborne led the Pack with seven tackles (6 solo, 1 ast.). LB Lawson Hall was second in tackles with six (4 solo, 2, ast.). DB Mikael Bradford, DB Jordan Lee, and LB Daiyan Henley each had five tackles.

• Claiborne has made a career-high 22 tackles (12 solo, 10 ast.) this season after having five tackles entering the year. He has posted 22 tackles in four games after appearing in 24 games over the previous two seasons.

• WR Tory Horton caught a three-yard pass from Carson Strong to cap the scoring with 2:25 left in the fourth quarter and put the Pack up 34-17. The touchdown reception marked the first of the season for Horton and the sixth of his career.

• The scoreless fourth quarter is the first time this season that neither team has scored a point in the fourth quarter. Nevada did not score a point in the fourth quarter for the third time this season. The Pack moves to 2-1 when not scoring a point in the fourth quarter.

• The Pack wins its third game in a row for its first three-game winning streak of the season. Nevada has scored over 30 points in each of the last three wins.

• The Wolf Pack held the edge in time of possession 33:59 to 26:01. Nevada held the ball for 10:21 in the first quarter and 10:01 in the fourth quarter.

• Nevada ran a season-high 93 offensive plays surpassing its previous high of 91 plays against New Mexico State on Oct. 9.

• The Pack (5-1, 2-0) sit in a first-place tie with San Diego State (6-0, 2-0) in the Mountain West, West Division.

• Next up for the Wolf Pack is a matchup at Fresno State on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.

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