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Name: Carson Strong (+) Coming off 2020 Knee INJ
College: Nevada     Number: 12
Height: 6-3   Weight: 215
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rJr/2023

40 Low: 4.82
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  40 High: 4.98
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Weight: 215

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 Data Scout Notes: 2021: PManning/POBrien...**2020: OPOYC/1stC...(+) Coming off 2020 Knee INJ...PMaxwell

 Carson Strong, Nevada, Player News

  10/17/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Carson Strong passed for 395 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns and Nevada pulled away after halftime to beat Hawaii 34-17 in Mountain West Conference play on Saturday. The Wolf Pack (5-1, 2-0) scored first on a Brandon Talton 23-yard field goal midway through the first quarter, but the lead lasted just one play after Dae Dae Hunter took a first-down handoff and raced 75 yards to the end zone for Hawaii (3-4, 1-2). Nevada went up 10-7 on Toa Taua's 6-yard TD run with 12:58 left in the second quarter, but again the lead lasted one play after Hunter took a first-down handoff 81 yards for a TD.

The Wolf Pack answered with a 10-yard TD run by Taua for a 17-14 lead. Both teams added field goals before halftime. Strong took over in the third quarter for Nevada, throwing scoring passes of 28 yards to Romeo Doubs and a 3-yarder to Tory Horton, as the Wolf Pack upped their avantage to 34-17 with 2:25 left in the period. Strong completed 34 of 54 passes. Cole Turner had 12 catches for 175 yards. Hunter rushed for 174 yards and the two long TDs on just eight carries - all in the first half - for the Rainbow Warriors. Brayden Schager completed 22 of 39 passes for 205 yards and four interceptions. - Nevada/AP College Football


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  10/13/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  OCT 11 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: CARSON STRONG, NEVADA, Junior, Quarterback, Vacaville, California/Wood HS,...Helped lead Nevada to a 55-28 victory over New Mexico State, throwing for 377 yards and six touchdowns....The six touchdowns are tied for the second-most in program history and fourth-most in a single game by a Mountain West quarterback and the most since September 2018...Completed 25-of-32 passes in less than three quarters of work. - Mountain West Football

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  10/10/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Carson Strong threw a career-high six touchdown passes - four in the second quarter - and Nevada cruised to a 55-28 win over New Mexico State on Saturday night. Strong, who did not play in the fourth quarter, finished 25-of-32 passing for 377 yards with one interception. But Strong got off to a rocky start. He threw an interception on Nevada's first offensive play from scrimmage and the Wolf Pack (4-1) went three-and-out on three of the next four drives and trailed 7-3 early in the second quarter before hitting Toa Taua, Justin Lockhart, Melquan Stovall and Cole Turner before halftime.

Nevada took the opening kick of the second half and Turner's 3-yard scoring catch capped a seven-play, 75-yard drive that made it 38-3. Strong connected with Henry Ballard for a 33-yard touchdown about four minutes later and cornerback BerDale Robins ripped the ball from New Mexico State's Jared Wyatt and raced 25 yards for a score to give Nevada a 52-3 lead going into the fourth quarter. Jonah Johnson completed 38 of 62 passes for 425 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions for the Aggies. His 3-yard touchdown pass to Wyatt with 8:59 left in the first quarter opened the scoring. New Mexico State (1-6), an FBS Independent, has lost three in a row. - Nevada/AP College Football


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  10/03/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  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 on Saturday. Nevada (4-1, 1-0), the pre-season favorite to win the Mountain West Conference's West division, snapped a six-game losing streak to the Broncos, dating back to 2010. Nevada last won in Boise in 1997. While Nevada coach Jay Norvell was all smiles after the game, he didn't seem surprised at the result. He was more ecstatic about the way his team won rather than breaking a long losing streak. "This is the first game this season where we've really complemented each other," Norvell said. "When the defense made a big play, the offense scored, and vice versa. That's the style of football we like to play - physical and hard, fearless. That's what we want, and now we want to build on that." Boise State (2-3, 1-1) is off to its slowest start since 2001 when it also started 2-3 before finishing the season 8-4. It's also the first time since 2015 the Broncos have lost consecutive home games. - Nevada/AP College Football

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  09/12/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Carson Strong threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns, and Nevada beat Idaho State 49-10 on Saturday night. Strong completed 34 of 43 passes that included two touchdowns to Elijah Cooks, who finished with seven receptions for 89 yards. Devonte Lee had a 2-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter for Nevada (2-0), and caught a 15-yard TD pass early in the fourth. Cole Turner had a touchdown catch, and Strong's 43-yard throw to a diving Harry Ballard in the end zone capped the scoring with 4:45 to play. Tristan Nichols forced a fumble on his sack of Hunter Hays. Dom Peterson scooped the ball and ran 23 yards into the end zone to stretch the Wolf Pack's lead to 42-10. Toa Taua added 103 yards rushing on nine carries for the Wolf Pack. Oshea Trujillo had a 1-yard touchdown run for Idaho State (0-2) in the first quarter. Malakai Rango had 10 carries for 72 yards. - Nevada/AP College Football

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  09/06/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  SEPT 6 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: CARSON STRONG, NEVADA, Junior, Quarterback, Vacaville, California/Wood HS,...Led Nevada to a come-from-behind victory on the road at Cal, winning 22-17, to secure the Wolf Pack's third win over an autonomous-5 opponent in five games...Completed 22 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns...After trailing 14-0, gave the Wolf Pack the lead with 12 minutes left in the third quarter after hitting wide receiver Elijah Cooks for a 16-yard score...Completed passes for eight different receivers in the contest. - Mountain West Football

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  09/05/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Nevada's whirlwind month as vagabonds ended with a very satisfying win. Carson Strong threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wolf Pack to a 22-17 victory over California on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. Nevada has been forced to adapt because of smoke from wildfires that made it impossible to practice outdoors on campus. That forced the Wolf Pack to travel nearly 2,000 miles and practice on basketball courts, conventions centers and even a hotel parking garage. "What we've had to go through this last month just to prepare to play was something - seven different fields we practiced on, we traveled 1,953 miles to be exact to different places to practice," coach Jay Norvell said. "We never cheated the kids on their preparation. We did everything we needed to do to get ready for this game. We didn't cut any corners. Boy did they respond." 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. "I always want to win no matter what but this one is pretty sweet," Strong said. "This is probably my favorite one." Cal scored TDs on its first two drives but then stalled, going three-and-out on the next four drives. While the Bears couldn't move the ball, Nevada scored 22 straight points. The Wolf Pack cut the deficit to 14-13 at the half on a pair of field goals from Brandon Talton and Strong's 43-yard TD pass to Dobbs. Strong then put together an impressive drive to open the second half to give the Wolf Pack the lead for good. He completed a 17-yard pass to Cole Turner on third and 17, a 46-yarder to Tory Horton on third-and-9 and then a 16-yard TD to Cooks on the next play to make it 19-14. - Nevada/AP College Football


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  09/04/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  For the longest time, it didn't much matter who played quarterback for Nevada when the Wolf Pack faced Cal. Through 1945, the Golden Bears routinely had their way with Nevada, posting wins by scores like 81-6, 79-7 and 62-0, the latter included among 20 shutout victories Cal recorded against its neighbor to the east. After just one game over the next 65 years, a couple of prolific Nevada quarterbacks flipped the script in the two most recent meetings. In 2010, Colin Kaepernick powered the Wolf Pack to a 52-31 rout of Cal in Reno. Two years later, Nevada visited Berkeley on the occasion of Memorial Stadium's reopening and Cody Fajardo spoiled the party, leading the visitors to a 31-24 win.

The teams square off again Saturday night in the season opener at Memorial Stadium, their first meeting since 2012. And once again, the Wolf Pack will come at the Bears with a gifted quarterback. Carson Strong, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior from Vacaville, is projected as a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. He's not a runner, but Strong passed for 2,858 yards and 27 touchdowns and was intercepted on barely 1 percent of his pass attempts in a nine-game 2020 schedule. "He's got special arm talent that not too many guys have," said Elijah Hicks, Cal's fifth-year senior safety. Cal defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon, said watching film in preparation to play Strong has aged him: "I started getting the gray whiskers the last couple days." - Oakland Tribune


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  08/31/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Chris Ault knows a thing of two about NFL quarterbacks. During his time at Nevada, he recruited or developed four that reached that level, including Colin Kaepernick, Jeff Rowe, John Dutton and David Fales, each spending at least one year at Nevada under Ault. The Hall of Fame coach also spent two seasons as an offensive consultant for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs. He can see NFL talent when it presents itself, and when Ault first saw current Wolf Pack quarterback Carson Strong, he knew the Wolf Pack had something special.

"I think the world of Carson Strong," Ault told Nevada Sports Net. "He's come so far. He has tremendous poise. He's got a great arm. There's no question he is an NFL quarterback. There's no question about it because of the strength of his arm. ... We have one of the best wide receiver corps in the country, with any school. But I think Carson is the one who makes those guys go. He makes them better by his performance, and he's the right guy. He's very confident. He's led the team to some great wins. He knows what's excepted of him. And he knows the offense. That's very similar to our 2010 team with the quarterback situation being like it is." - NevadaSportsnet.com


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  08/27/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  The Reno Aces announced the NIL (name, image, likeness) signings of Nevada football players Kameron Toomer, Daiyan Henley and Elijah Cooks while also partnering with 2020 Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year quarterback Carson Strong. Nevada is the 17th state to sign a bill for college students to profit off their own name, image and likeness in May 2021, becoming effective on July 1, 2021.

"We're excited to be partnering with local athletes and students in northern Nevada," Aces Marketing Director Vince Ruffino said in a news release. "We hope to establish strong bonds with these student-athletes that we can carry over into future seasons and we have brought in a dynamic group of individuals to partner with us this year." Nevada's Strong is coming off a stellar season with the Wolf Pack, throwing for 2,858 yards and 27 touchdowns with a 70.1 completion percent on his way to Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year in 2020. The junior quarterback averaged an FBS-second-best 27.7 completions per game while ranking fourth with 317.6 passing yards per contest. Strong a steady following on Twitter (@Carsonstrong_) and Instagram (@carson12strong) with nearly 6,000 followers. - Reno Gazette Journal


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  08/20/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Carson Strong has missed back-to-back practices and is expected to miss a few more, but Nevada football coach Jay Norvell isn't overly concerned about his star quarterback's availability for the season opener at Cal just yet. Strong has had three surgeries on his right knee, including two in the last few months. Irritation in that knee led to him being removed from action midway through Monday's practice. He didn't practice Tuesday or Wednesday and isn't expected to practice in the upcoming days. Strong had major surgery on his knee in 2017, which cost him his entire senior season of high school. He had surgery after the 2020 season on the same knee and arthroscopic surgery a few weeks before fall camp started to clear out scar tissue.

"His knee is fine," Norvell said after Wednesday's practice. "He had a surgery and structurally it's all fine. He had a little procedure done before camp just to take a look at it, a scope. That just kind of irritated it a little bit. He has a little swelling, but we're excited. He just had it checked again, and it's fine. He'll be out here in a couple of days." Strong has had his knee drained in recent days, and Norvell said the Wolf Pack won't rush him back considering Strong's experience. Strong, a potential early-round selection in the 2022 draft, is entering this third season as a starter for the Wolf Pack. So while it's not ideal that he missed all of spring camp and the early part of fall camp, Nevada is not sounding alarm bells on his availability when games begin. - Nevadasportsnet.com


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  08/17/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  NFL scouts have been prominent at Nevada football fall camp practices in the early going this season, and one of the big reasons for that is Carson Strong. The Wolf Pack's 6-foot-4 strong-armed quarterback has gotten first-round draft-pick buzz this offseason, with one mock draft putting him No. 1 overall. Nevada offensive coordinator Matt Mumme knows what a first overall draft pick looks like because he backed one up during his college playing days. Mumme played for Kentucky from 1997-99, overlapping with Tim Couch for two seasons.

Couch went No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns in 1999 following a standout college career under Hal Mumme, one of the inventors of the Air Raid offense and Matt's father. Both Mummes agree Strong is a better pro prospect than Couch, who in 1998 was a consensus All-American, the SEC player of the year and a Heisman Trophy finalist. Matt Mumme said his father, Hal, pegs Strong as a top-10 draft pick. "He thinks he's at least a top 10, and we both agree that he's better than Tim Couch ever was," Matt Mumme told Nevada Sports Net. "That's what I was telling the scouts. If I had somebody to try and compare him to, it'd be Tim Couch because Tim was the one I was around. But Carson is way smarter in football knowledge than Tim ever was, so that's where Carson kind of elevates above some guys." - NevadaSportsnet.com


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  08/07/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  The accolades continue to roll in for Nevada quarterback Carson Strong, who Thursday was named to his fourth preseason national watch list of the summer. Strong is one of two Mountain West quarterbacks included on the watch list, along with San Jose State's Nick Starkel. In total, 32 players made the watch list. The reigning MW offensive player of the year, Strong led the conference in passing yards (2,858), passing touchdowns (27), completion percentage (70.1) and ranked in the FBS top 10 in completions per game (27.7, second), passing yards per game (317.6, seventh), completion percentage (seventh), and touchdown passes (ninth) while coming in 11th in passing yards. Strong also has been named to the Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award and CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy watch lists. - Northern Nevada Sports

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  07/25/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Much of the 2021 preseason All-Mountain West football team ended up looking a lot like last year's final All-MW team, and that turned out to be a good thing for Nevada. The Wolf Pack placed four players onto the preseason team, announced Thursday at the conference's annual football media summit. All four finished the 2020 season as first-team All-Mountain West selections. Nevada quarterback Carson Strong led the way for the Pack, being named as the MW's preseason offensive player of the year and also first-team quarterback. He was joined on the first team by receiver Romeo Doubs, tight end Cole Turner and kicker Brandon Talton. Strong led the MW last season in passing yards (2,858), touchdowns (27), and completion percentage (70.1 percent). - Reno Gazette Journal

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  05/02/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Reigning Mountain West player of the year Carson Strong will sit out Saturday's action as he recovers from knee surgery, but that's not necessarily a terrible outcome for the Wolf Pack. Strong's absence will allow for more repetitions for the rest of Nevada's quarterbacking corps, and that's a pretty big deal for a team that would like to have a firm No. 2 player at the position. Look for Nate Cox and Jake Barlage to get the starting roles Saturday, along with most of the reps. Nevada's latest roster also shows Hamish McClure and Jonah Chong at quarterback. - Reno Gazette Journal

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  01/14/21 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  An impressive bowl win helped Nevada to finish the 2020 football season ranked among the best teams in the country. The Wolf Pack (7-2) finished just shy of the top 25 in both the USA Today coaches' poll and the Associated Press Top 25 media poll, the two most prestigious national polls in college football. Nevada's season ended with a 38-27 win over Tulane in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in December. The Pack received 17 voting points in the USA Today poll, finishing seventh in the "others receiving votes" designation. Mountain West champion San Jose State (7-1) finished No. 24 in the poll, with 100 points. Boise State, which lost the Mountain West championship game to SJSU, received six points in the final balloting. In the final AP Top 25 poll, Nevada received seven points. San Jose State, the only other MW team to receive a vote, matched its coaches' poll finish by coming in at No. 24 in the AP balloting. - Reno Gazette Journal

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  12/22/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Carson Strong threw for 271 yards and five touchdowns, Devonte Lee and Toa Taua each rushed for over 100 yards, and Nevada beat Tulane 38-27 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Tuesday. Nevada (7-2) finished 2020 the same way it started the year - by playing in the same bowl game, which the Wolf Pack lost 30-21 to Ohio on Jan. 3. This year's Potato Bowl allowed Nevada to end with a win after losing its regular-season finale to San Jose State, which cost the Wolf Pack a spot in the Mountain West title game. Cameron Carroll rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown for Tulane (6-6), which was one of 19 schools to play 11 regular-season games amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Green Wave failed in their bid to win three consecutive bowl games for the first time in program history. Nevada built a 19-0 lead early in the second quarter, but the Green Wave rallied, pulling within 26-20 midway through the third quarter. - AP College Football

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  12/16/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  2020 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): QB - Carson Strong, So., Nevada,...Strong, a sophomore from Vacaville, Calif., completed 227-of-327 for 2,587 yards with 22 touchdowns against just four interceptions in eight games this year. He led the Mountain West in completions, completion percentage, touchdowns, passing yards and points responsible for. He was second in the MW in yards per game, passing efficiency and total offense. - Nevada Football

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  12/15/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  2020 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): CARSON STRONG, SOPHOMORE, QB, NEVADA,...First Nevada player to earn Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year...Becomes the 16th quarterback to win the award...First underclassman to be named MW Offensive Player of the Year...Finished the regular season ranked top 15 nationally in completions per game (3rd; 28.4), passing yards per game (6th; 323.4), total passing yards (10th; 2,587), completion percentage (10th; 69.4) and passing touchdowns (12th; 22). Ranked 16th in total offense (310.9). ..Leads the Mountain West with five 300-yard passing performances...Recorded a pair of 400-yard passing games...Threw for multiple touchdowns in seven of eight games...Completed the regular season with a touchdown to interception ratio of 22 to 4...Named MW Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 26 and Dec. 7. - Mountain West Conference Football

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  12/11/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Norvell raves about the three roommates, who all pace the MW in their respective statistical categories. Strong is first in the conference in passing yards (2,327) and passing touchdowns (21); Doubs is first in receptions (44), receiving yards (885) and receiving touchdowns (nine). And Turner is second in receptions (40) and receiving scores (six) and third in receiving yards (496), each pacing MW tight ends. "It's fun to coach this group of guys," Norvell said. "It really is. I mentioned Cole Turner and Romeo Doubs and Carson Strong are all roommates, and I kind of call them The Three Amigos. But they all have the same personality. They don't say much. They just love to practice and love to play and have great chemistry together. It's fun to see those guys all kind of mature together."

Norvell said Nevada's offensive improvement is a result of his players having more experience together. Strong, Doubs and Turner were each members of Norvell's second recruiting class and worked out every day together during the summer as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on. They'd sneak out to the field to run routes and grow their on-field chemistry. The bond has been formed over three years of living together and has fully blossomed in 2020. "It 100 percent helps," Turner said of being roommates. "We've all been super close friends. We've always lived together. Always being around each other, we know each other and each other's personalities. We've always gelled. None of us are ever getting mad at each other. We're always on the same page." - Nevada Sports Net


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  12/07/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  DEC 7 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: CARSON STRONG, NEVADA, Sophomore, Quarterback, Vacaville, California/Wood HS,...Helped lead Nevada to its sixth victory of the year with a 37-26 victory over Fresno State...Completed 23 passes for 354 yards and a career-high five touchdowns...Just the second Mountain West quarterback to throw at least five touchdown passes in a second game this season...Tossed a career-long 85-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, the longest in the MW this season and second-longest by a MW signal-caller in the last two seasons. - Mountain West Football

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  12/06/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Carson Strong threw three of his career-high five touchdown passes to Tory Horton and Nevada beat Fresno State 37-26 on Saturday night in a key Mountain West Conference matchup. Nevada (6-1, 6-1) kept pace with San Jose State (5-0, 5-0), which beat Hawaii 35-24 earlier Saturday. Horton, a freshman from Fresno, California, caught a 17-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and an 85-yarder early in the fourth. On third-and-10, he beat and then jumped over a defender in the end zone for a 32-yard score with 5:32 to play. Strong completed 23 of 39 passes for 354 yards. Horton finished with five catches for 148 yards. Fresno State's Jake Haener threw a program-high 65 passes, completing 41 including a pair of touchdown passes. He surpassed Brian Burrell, who had 59 pass attempts against Nebraska on Nov. 13, 2014. - Nevada/AP College Football

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  11/21/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Since Nov. 1 of last year, Strong has been nothing short of one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. With the sophomore from Vacaville, Calif., playing pretty much every down, Nevada has gone 6-2 in that time, including a 3-0 start to this season. What jumps out is the accuracy, not only in terms of completion percentage - a statistic that can be heavily influenced by short passes - but TD/interception ratio. Strong is both taking care of the ball and coming up with big plays. Strong enters the New Mexico game having not thrown an interception in his last 282 attempts, the best such streak in the country by an even 100 attempts. His last pick came in the Wolf Pack's road win at San Diego State last season. "I haven't really been thinking too much about the streak," Strong said last week. "I'm just trying to read the defense and take what they give me every single play. I just want to hit the open man; I don't care who it is. "Seventy-five percent (completion percentage this season) is good, but we could be even better." - Reno Gazette Journal

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  11/07/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Along with his character to lead a potent Wolf Pack offense, Strong has showcased a much-improved arm. He's averaging 9.7 yards per attempt, a drastic increase from just 6.2 a year ago. His downfield throws have opened up Nevada's scheme with large chunk plays that puts opposing defenses on its heels. Strong credits his vigorous offseason routine to improve his deep ball accuracy, and it's paid off handsomely to this point. Nevada has three plays of 50-plus yards this season, all of them courtesy of Strong's ability to stretch the field with accurate deep throws. "It's the number one thing I've been working on in quarantine with my dad," he said. "It was something I wanted to improve upon. I love making big plays, and I left a lot of yards on the field out there last year...I'm just going to get better at it, we can start hitting those consistently." - The Nevada Sagebrush

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  11/05/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Carson Strong and Romeo Doubs connected for three first-half touchdowns and Nevada defeated Utah State 34-9 on Thursday night for the Wolf Pack's third straight win to start their season. Strong was 36-of-52 passing for 411 yards, 9 yards shy of his career high and his fifth straight 300-yard passing game. He has 282 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, the top active streak in the FBS. Doubs made seven catches for 137 yards after a 219-yard receiving day against UNLV last week.

Trailing 9-0, Nevada (3-0, 3-0 Mountain West) rallied behind Strong and Doubs. Strong extended a play before finding Doubs for a 42-yard score, hit Doubs again on a fourth-and-goal for a 3-yard TD and then tossed a 54-yarder to Doubs on a post pattern for a 21-9 halftime lead. Toa Taua ran for a 15-yard TD and his 60-yard run set up Brandon Talton's 36-yard field goal to lead 31-9 after three quarters. Tua finished with 107 yards on 12 carries. The Wolf Pack outgained the Aggies 542-210. Nevada is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2010 when they began 6-0. - AP College Football


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  10/26/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  OCT 26 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: CARSON STRONG, NEVADA, Sophomore, Quarterback, Vacaville, California/Wood HS,...In the 37-34 overtime victory over Wyoming, set career highs in passing yards (420), completions (39) and touchdowns (4)...Connected with Romeo Doubs in overtime for the game-winning touchdown, a nine-yard strike...The 420 passing yards are the 10th-most by a FBS quarterback in a single game this season...The 39 completions are the third-most in a single game nationally this season...Has now thrown for at least 400 yards in back-to-back games, becoming just the sixth Mountain West quarterback to accomplish this feat. - Mountain West Football

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  10/24/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  Carson Strong threw his fourth touchdown pass, a nine-yarder to Romeo Doubs in overtime as Nevada beat Wyoming 37-34 on Saturday night in the Mountain West Conference and season openers for both teams. Strong was 39-of-52 passing for 420 yards. Cole Turner had seven receptions for 119 yards with two touchdowns. Doubs finished with 12 catches for 117 yards. Trailing 28-6 with 3:26 left in the third quarter, Levi Williams led the Cowboys on three consecutive scoring drives. Williams had touchdown runs of 21 and 8 yards, and threw a 21-yard TD pass Gunner Gentry as Wyoming tied it at 28 with 8:30 to play. On the Cowboys' next series, Berdale Robins intercepted a Williams pass and Brandon Talton put the Wolf Pack ahead with a 26-yard field goal with 3:26 remaining. John Hoyland made four field goals for Wyoming, including a 42-yarder with 23 seconds remaining and a 38-yarder in overtime. Williams finished 16-of-31 for 227 yards. - Nevada/AP College Football

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  10/20/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  There's no sugar coating it, Carson Strong is the Wolf Pack's QB1 for the 2020 season. And with the type of freshman campaign he put together in 2019, it's hard to argue against it. Strong joined the Wolf Pack out of Vacaville, Calif. and Wood High School as a true freshman in 2018 and made a brief appearance in the tail end of Nevada's 2018 season opener against Portland State. With just that one appearance, Strong redshirted in his true freshman season and picked things up in 2019 as a redshirt freshman ready to lead the Wolf Pack. He won the starting quarterback job in fall camp and helped lead Nevada to a come-from-behind win over Purdue in his first collegiate start. In that game, Strong threw for 295 yards and tossed three touchdowns to no interceptions to aid in the Pack's 34-31 victory over the Power 5 opponent. All-in-all, Strong totaled 2,335 passing yards in his 10 games in 2019, added 11 touchdowns and completed 63.4 percent of his passes. He averaged 233.5 passing yards per game, which ranked fifth in the Mountain West. - Nevada Football

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  07/27/20 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Carson Strong, Nevada,...In his redshirt freshman season in 2019, Strong served as Nevada's primary starting quarterback, appearing and starting in 10 contests. He threw for 2,335 yards and 11 touchdowns on the year, completing 63.4 percent of his passes. Strong averaged 233.5 passing yards per game, good for fifth in the Mountain West. In his first-ever collegiate start, he helped Nevada knock off Purdue to start the season in a come-from-behind effort where he tossed three touchdowns, no interceptions and 295 yards. Strong threw a career-best 402 passing yards in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Ohio, where along with his 31 completions, were Nevada bowl game records. - Nevada Football

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  08/30/19 - QB Carson StrongrJr/2023, Nevada, 6-3, 215 (DS#3 QB) + More +

  After trailing 24-7 at halftime, Carson Strong, the first freshman quarterback to start a season opener for Nevada since 1998, led the Wolf Pack to a 34-31 victory Friday against Purdue for the second win against a Big Ten team in program history. Nevada capped the comeback on a 56-yard field goal from freshman kicker Brandon Talton as time expired. The 17-point Nevada comeback tied the second largest comeback for the program since 1996. With the game tied and 32 seconds remaining, Purdue quarterback Elijah Sindelar threw an interception to defensive back Daniel Brown. Nevada tied the game with 52 seconds left on Strong's 20-yard pass to Elijah Cooks.

Strong hadn't started a football game since 2017. He sat out his senior year at Wood High in Vacaville, California and again last year as a redshirt. He completed 30 of 51 passes for 295 yards and 3 touchdowns. Purdue looked in control most of the game, and led 31-17 at the beginning of the third quarter. Sindelar recorded a career high 423 passing yards four touchdowns, but Purdue lost the turnover battle, 5-0, and two of those turnovers were Sindelar interceptions. - AP College Football


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