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Carson Strong’s 2 TD passes lead Nevada past Cal 22-17

Nevada wide receiver Romeo Doubs (7) makes a touchdown reception behind California cornerback...
Nevada wide receiver Romeo Doubs (7) makes a touchdown reception behind California cornerback Collin Gamble (21) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)(D. Ross Cameron | AP)
Published: Sep. 5, 2021 at 9:33 AM PDT
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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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