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Nevada’s Talton, Taua take home Mountain West Player of the Week honors

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 02 Nevada at Boise State Photo by Tyler Ingham/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Not one, but two Nevada Wolf Pack players earned Mountain West player of the week honors after their 41-31 victory over Boise State Saturday, the conference announced Monday.

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.