Nevada Football: The Five Best Moments From The 2019 Season

Nevada Football: The Five Best Moments From The 2019 Season

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Nevada Football: The Five Best Moments From The 2019 Season

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Nevada Football: The Five Best Moments From The 2019 Season

Five of the best moments from Nevada’s 2019 season.

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The Five Best Moments From The 2019 Nevada Season

The 2019 Nevada Wolf Pack season was one that contained some incredible moments for a team that finished with a 7-6 record. With the 2019 football season over, I decided to take a complete look at some of the best moments in the 2019 Wolf Pack football campaign. After finishing my review of Nevada’s season I found five of the best moments from the Wolf Pack’s 2019 season.

Here are my five best moments of the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 2019 season.

5) Talton’s field goal at the end of the game to lift Wolf Pack past San Jose State

On October 12th with Nevada and San Jose State tied at 38 late in the game, the Wolf Pack marched down the field aided by a pair of long runs by running back Devontae Lee to put Nevada in field goal range.

The Wolf Pack turned to freshman placekicker Brandon Talton to win the game on a 40 yard field goal. Talton’s field goal was good from that distance as Nevada outlasted the very gamed San Jose State Spartans 41-38. 

Talton game winning field goal against San Jose State was his third game winning field goal of that season. The other two came against Weber State and well, you will have to  read on for when Talton connected on his other game winning field goal.

 

4) Toa Taua’s stellar performance against Fresno State

Sophomore running back Toa Taua had an up and down season but his signature game of the season came on November 23rd when the Wolf Pack took on Fresno State on the road.

Taua ran for 153 yards and scored a touchdown against the Bulldogs. That touchdown run by Taua was a three yard touchdown run with 12 seconds left in the game to push the Wolf Pack over the Bulldogs 35-28.

The road win over Fresno State was Nevada’s second straight road win after defeating San Diego State two weeks prior. Also, Nevada’s win over Fresno State knocked the Bulldogs out of bowl contention. All in all, a very good night for Nevada due to the stellar performance of Toa Taua

 

3) Nevada defeats San Diego State on the road for the Wolf Pack’s first  ever victory over an AP top 25 team on the road.

The Wolf Pack had never won a game on the road against a AP Top 25 team in program history. But then came Nevada’s contest on the road against San Diego State.

Despite being out-gained on offense by the Aztecs by a count of 309 to 226, the Wolf Pack were able to score 17 points on the usually stout Aztec defense on some big plays on offense. Wolf Pack wide receiver Elijah Cooks threw a 50 yard pass on a trick play that helped set up Devontae Lee’s one yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to put Nevada up for good 17-13.

The Wolf Pack defense was stellar in containing San Diego State’s run attack as the Nevada defense limited the Aztecs run offense to under three yards per carry. The Wolf Pack defense was able to stop San Diego State’s offense in the final minutes of the game to seal Nevada’s first ever win against an AP Top 25 team on the road. 

The win over San Diego State on the road also made Nevada bowl eligible for the second straight season and gave head coach Jay Norvell a big signature win in his Wolf Pack tenure.

 

2) Brandon Talton’s 56 yard field goal caps off  Nevada’s thrilling comeback to defeat Purdue in the season opener.

In the season opener against Purdue, the Nevada Wolf Pack were down  24-7 to Purdue at the half and in the fourth quarter, the Wolf Pack were down 31-17. In the fourth quarter, the Wolf Pack scored 14 unanswered points to tie the game at 31.

In the final seconds of the game, walk on freshman Brandon Talton connected on a 56 yard field goal at the end of the game to give the Wolf Pack the 34-31 victory. The 17 point comeback was the largest comeback for Nevada since 1996. 

In his first start, quarterback Carson Strong shook off the slow start and settled in as he went 30 of 51 passing for 295 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Boilermakers.

Before that kick, Talton had been named the starting kicker the morning of the game against Purdue and Talton’s longest field goal was when he connected on a 47 yard field goal in high school back in Vacaville, California. 

Talton’s incredible game winning field goal to defeat Purdue was

2) Brandon Talton’s 56 yard field goal caps off  Nevada’s thrilling comeback to defeat Purdue in the season opener.

In the season opener against Purdue, the Nevada Wolf Pack were down  24-7 to Purdue at the half and in the fourth quarter, the Wolf Pack were down 31-17. In the fourth quarter, the Wolf Pack scored 14 unanswered points to tie the game at 31.

In the final seconds of the game, walk on freshman Brandon Talton connected on a 56 yard field goal at the end of the game to give the Wolf Pack the 34-31 victory. The 17 point comeback was the largest comeback for Nevada since 1996. 

In his first start, quarterback Carson Strong shook off the slow start and settled in as he went 30 of 51 passing for 295 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Boilermakers.

Before that kick Talton had been named the starting kicker the morning of the game against Purdue and Talton’s longest field goal was when he connected on a 47 yard field goal in high school back in Vacaville, California. 

Talton’s incredible game winning field goal to defeat Purdue was definitely a highlight however, that moment was topped by another incredible moment in the Wolf Pack locker room after the game.

 

1)  Talton being awarded a scholarship after the game winning kick against Purdue.

After the Wolf Pack’s thrilling victory over Purdue on the strength of walk-on freshmen place kicker Brandon Talton’s 56 yard field goal, Nevada head coach Jay Norvell decided to reward his young kicker with a scholarship

A fantastic way to cap off an incredible moment in the 2019 season for the Nevada Wolf Pack football team. 

 

 

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