Toa Taua, a 5-foot-9 tailback, earned the Mountain West offensive player of the week, while placekicker Brandon Talton earned the conference’s special teams player of the week.
Taua, a senior, strung together his 10th career 100-yard rushing performance. The Lompac, Calif. native rushed for a season-high 124 yards on 12 carries, adding a team-high seven catches for 44 yards. His 124 rushing yards was the most against an FBS opponent since he totaled 131 against Hawai’i on Nov. 28, 2020.
Talton accounted for 15 of the team’s 41 points. He had four field goals — two from 38 yards, one from 37 and another from 33 — and 3-for-3 on PAT attempts.
Nevada’s next game is at home against New Mexico State on Oct. 9. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. PT on CBS Sports Network.