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NEVADA FOOTBALL – Nevada 49, Idaho State 10

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
Reno, Nev. – Mackay Stadium
• Nevada opened a campaign 2-0 for the second-straight season with Saturday night’s 49-10 victory over Idaho State.

• Nevada improved to 19-12 all-time against Idaho State, with the win.
• QB Carson Strong posted the 10th 300-yard passing game of his career, finishing with 381 yards and four touchdowns on 34-for-43 passing.
• Eleven different players caught a pass for Nevada Saturday, led by Elijah Cooks (seven catches, 89 yards, two touchdowns) and Cole Turner (five catches, 48 yards, one touchdown).
• RB Toa Taua posted the ninth 100-yard rushing game of his career, finishing with 103 yards on nine carries, for a per-carry average of 11.4.
• DE Tristan Nichols recorded three sacks in the contest, with his third being a strip-sack that was recovered and returned for a touchdown by defensive tackle Dom Peterson.
• Peterson’s 12-yard fumble return touchdown in the fourth quarter was the Wolf Pack’s first defensive touchdown since Austin Arnold’s 40-yard pick-six against San Jose State on Oct. 12, 2019.
• QB Nate Cox came on late in the fourth quarter, and went 3-for-3 for 60 yards and a touchdown…Cox’s touchdown pass was a 43-yard toss to Harry Ballard.
• WR Harry Ballard caught his first pass as a member of the Wolf Pack, a 43-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
• LB Lawson Hall led the Pack with 10 tackles (five solo), matching his career high, and marking the third 10-tackle game of his career.
• The Wolf Pack defense racked up eight sacks in Saturday’s win.
• With 49 points, the Pack has now scored at least 30 in each of its past four home openers…it is the third time since 2010 that Nevada has hit the 40-point mark in a home opener.

• With 586 yards of total offense, the Pack hit the 500-yard mark for the first time since racking up 542 against Utah State last Nov. 5…the 586 yards was also the Pack’s highest output since going for 636 yards against Colorado State on Nov. 10, 2018.

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