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Nevada’s Talton, Strong earn weekly honors

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Nevada placekicker Brandon Talton and quarterback Carson Strong earned weekly honors, the conference announced Monday. The Wolf Pack are coming off a 34-9 victory over Utah State.

Talton was named the Mountain West Special Teams player of the week, while Strong was named to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Group 8 list.

Talton booted six kicks — four PATs and two field goals — thru the uprights in its win over Utah State. His field goals both came in the fourth quarter, from 36 and 26 yards away. He is a perfect 6-of-6 on field goals through three games, and has made 12 consecutive field goal tries dating back to last season. Talton is one of two kickers in the Mountain West (Cesar Silva) and one of 17 in the nation to still boast a perfect field goal percentage.

Strong continued his dominance Thursday versus the Aggies. He threw for 411 yards, completing 36-of-52 passes with three touchdown passes — all coming in the opening half to Romeo Doubs. He has thrown for 350-plus yards in five consecutive contests.

The 6-foot-4 gunslinger has thrown 282 consecutive passes without an interception, leading the nation and is the second most in Mountain West history (Derek Carr - 306). Strong leads the Mountain West in completions (96), passing yards (1,181) and touchdown passes (9), trailing only SJSU’s Nick Starkel for the highest passer rating. His 393.7 passing yards per contest leads the conference while is the second-best mark nationally.