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Strong, Taua lead Wolf Pack past Boise State, 41-31

Nevada running back Avery Morrow (25) runs with the ball as Boise State safety Tyreque Jones...
Nevada running back Avery Morrow (25) runs with the ball as Boise State safety Tyreque Jones (21) moves in for the tackle in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. Nevada won 41-31. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)(Steve Conner | AP)
Published: Oct. 2, 2021 at 5:46 PM PDT
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Carson Strong threw for 263 yards and a touchdown, Toa Taua rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns and Nevada defeated Boise State 41-31.

Nevada snapped a six-game losing streak to the Broncos, dating back to 2010. Nevada last won in Boise in 1997.

Boise State is off to its slowest start since 2001 when it also started 2-3 before finishing the season 8-4. Trailing 21-20 at halftime,

Nevada’s defense needed just one play to flip the game. Tristan Nichols forced a fumble by Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier. Five plays later, Toa scored from 12 yards out. After adding the two-point conversion, Nevada led 28-21.

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