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

Carson Strong drops back to pass against New Mexico State.
David Calvert || Nevada Athletics

For the second time this season, Nevada quarterback Carson Strong has earned Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week honors, the Mountain West announced Monday.

The junior gun slinger completed 25-of-32 (78.1 percent) of his passes for 377 yards, a career-high six touchdowns with one interception in Nevada’s 55-28 rout over the New Mexico State Aggies. Strong became the first Nevada quarterback to toss for six-plus touchdowns in a single game since Mike Maxwell threw seven against UNLV on Oct. 28, 1995.

Strong had two previous games with five touchdowns — both were in 2020. He has recorded eight career performances with 350-plus yards with three additional 300-yard games.

A Wolf Pack offensive player has won the conference’s offensive player of the week for the second consecutive week and a Mountain West-best third time this year.

Nevada’s next game will be on Saturday, Oct. 16 against Hawai’i at 7:30 p.m. PT on CBS Sports Network. The Rainbow Warriors enter off a bye week, knocking off then-No. 18 Fresno State, 27-24, in their most recent meeting.