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Nevada’s Brandon Talton named Mountain West Special Teams Player of Week

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

Nevada placekicker Brandon Talton was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

Talton nailed all three of his field goal attempts — from 22, 23 and 52 yards out — as well as all six of his extra points in Nevada’s 51-20 thrashing over intrastate rival UNLV on Friday. His 52-yard field goal was the second-longest field goal conversion of his career.

Monday marks the second time he’s earned the conference’s special teams player of the week honor in 2021. He earned his first after scoring 15 points (four field goals, three PATs) in the Wolf Pack’s 41-31 win over Boise State on Oct. 2.

Talton’s 17-for-21 on field goal attempts on the year — placing him 8th all-time in program history for made field goals in a single season — and a perfect 32-for-32 on point-after attempts (PATs). He’s four field goals away from tying his career-best of 21 field goal conversions, the third-most. The program record is 26, set by Tony Zendejas in 1982.

Nevada closes its two-game home stand this weekend against the San Jose State Spartans. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. PST on Saturday, Nov. 6 on CBS Sports Network.