Reno, Nev. (NWN) — Carson Strong passed for 395 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns and pulled away after halftime as Nevada beat Hawaii 34-17 in Mountain West Conference play on Saturday.
The Wolf Pack (5-1, 2-0) scored the first on a Brandon Talton 23-yard field goal in the middle of the first quarter, but Day Day Hunter took the first handoff and ran for 75 yards after the lead was just one play. Went. End zone for Hawaii (3-4, 1-2). Nevada went up 10-7 on Toa Taua’s 6-yard TD run and had 12:58 left in the second quarter, but took the lead again after Hunter took a first-down handoff 81 yards for a TD One play lasted. The Wolf Pack answered with a 10-yard TD by Toua for a 17-14 lead. Both teams added field goals before halftime.
In the third quarter for Nevada, Strong threw a scoring pass of 28 yards to Romeo Dobbs and 3 yards to Tory Horton, as the Wolf Pack extended their advantage to 34-17 with a 2:25 in the period. Strong completed 34 out of 54 passes. Cole Turner took 12 catches for 175 yards.
Hunter ran for 174 yards and two long TDs on just eight carries – all in the first half – for the Rainbow Warriors. Brayden Schager completed 22 of 39 passes for 205 yards and four interceptions.
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