Carson Strong’s 2 TD passes lead Nevada past Cal 22-17
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Carson Strong threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns to lead Nevada to a 22-17 victory over California in the season opener for both teams.
Strong connected on TDs to Romeo Doubs and Elijah Cooks for a happy homecoming to Northern California.
Strong grew up about an hour away from Memorial Stadium, attending Cal games and camps.
But after a knee injury his senior year in high school in Vacaville the Bears didn’t recruit him and he has turned into a star at Nevada.
Cal lost its first regular-season nonconference under fifth-year coach Justin Wilcox.
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