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Nevada’s Carson Strong named Mountain West Offensive Player of Week

Syndication: Reno Gazette Journal JASON BEAN/RGJ via Imagn Content Services, LLC

After a career performance en route to a 37-34 thrilling victory over Wyoming, Nevada redshirt sophomore quarterback Carson Strong was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week Monday.

Strong completed 39-of-52 (75.0 percent) passes to nine different receivers, chucking the pigskin for 420 yards and four touchdowns — all career highs. His 420 passing yards against Wyoming are the 10th-most in a single game in the FBS this season while his 39 completions were the 3rd-most.

Dating back to last season’s Famous Idaho Potato Bowl appearance versus Ohio, Strong has posted back-to-back 400-plus yard performances. He is the sixth quarterback in Mountain West history to record that feat.

Strong currently has a streak of 203 consecutive passes without an interception, the most in the FBS and the third-most in Mountain West History.

Nevada (1-0) travels to the newly-constructed Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., to take on intrastate rival UNLV (0-1) in the Battle for the Fremont Cannon. The game will be on Saturday, Oct. 31 on FS1 at 7:30 p.m. PST.