Nevada Takes No Mercy In Dominating Win Over Colorado State
Wolf Pack put on an aerial show, 52-10
Carson Strong was on fire
It was all Wolf Pack from start to finish Saturday night. It was a quick five-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to kick off the night in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was a 27-yard pass from Carson Strong to Tory Horton that would put the Wolf Pack on the board. It was Horton’s last time getting into the endzone either. The 6’2 sophomore would score just two minutes later, catching a 54-yard bomb from Strong. Nevada led the contest, 14-0 just four minutes into the game. Horton would lead the receiving core for Nevada, finishing with four catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
— Nevada Sports Net (@NevadaSportsNet) November 28, 2021
Nevada started the second quarter off in their favor, scoring with 12 minutes left in the first half. Davonte Lee was able to barrel his way to the endzone for a three-yard score, putting the Wolf Pack up 21-0. It was then Nevada’s defense who wanted to get in on the action. Tyson Williams picked off Todd Centeio, which immediately led to a Wolf Pack touchdown.
Strong connected with Romeo Doubs for an 11-yard touchdown pass, putting Nevada up, 28-0. With this touchdown, Strong became the Wolf Pack record holder for touchdowns in a single season with 35, passing Chris Vargas. Nevada was able to get a field goal before going into halftime, the Wolf Pack led 31-0 going into the locker room.
One thing to note about Nevada’s dominance was how active the running game was. Lee and Toa Taua combined for 134 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Avery Marrow was able to get in on the action, rushing for an efficient 88 yards on five carries and scoring a touchdown. The Wolf Pack’s defense showed up to play as well, forcing two interceptions, three fumbles and besides a couple of long rushes, shut down Colorado State on both ends of the field.
One bright spot for Colorado State was the first play after halftime. The Rams lined up for a fourth-down punt, but faked it and gave it their star tight end Trey McBride. The 6’4 pro prospect ran 69-yards down the sidelines to put the Rams on the board, 31-7 Nevada leads with 13:44 left in the third quarter.
Following punts from each team, Strong was once again able to find Doubs for yet another 66-yard bomb to put Nevada up 38-7. In what could have possibly been Strong’s last game in a Nevada uniform, the NFL prospect threw for 288 yards and four touchdown passes in three quarters, before stepping aside for Nate Cox. While Strong himself said he will more than likely play in Nevada’s bowl game, there is a chance Strong could potentially sit out of the game to rest, and prepare for the NFL.
.@natecox_16 into the end-zone for his first-career TD run!
— Nevada Football (@NevadaFootball) November 28, 2021
Both team’s backup quarterbacks came into the game late into the third quarter. Nate Cox and Evam Olaes would finish the game out for their respective teams. Cox finished 3-5 for 14 yards but was able to get into the endzone rushing the ball for a 15-yard score. Olaes was active on the ground as well, rushing for 57 yards on 10 attempts and gaining 28 yards through the air.
When the dust all settled, Nevada came out on top, 52-10. Colorado State ended the season 3-9 and will start anew next season with a new head coach. The Wolf Pack were able to end the regular season on a high note, heading into their bowl game 8-4.