Nevada Release

8/31/2018

Nevada’s 72 points ties the most scored by the Wolf Pack at home since 1991 when it defeated North Texas 72-0.

-The Wolf Pack’s 636 yards of total offense are the most since the Pack put up 659 against Arizona in December of 2012.

-Romeo Doubs returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, the first since Rishard Matthews took one 86 yards to the house against Fresno State in 2011.

-The Pack’s 72 points are tied for the second-most in Mountain West history, and are the most Nevada has scored since joining the Mountain West.

-Nevada’s 42 points are the second-most ever scored in a second-half in conference history.

-The Nevada defense held Portland State to going 3-of-19 on third down.

-Sam Hammond’s blocked punt in the first quarter was Nevada’s first blocked punt since Wyatt Demps against San Jose State on 11/11/17. It was the first block of Hammond’s career.

-With four tackles tonight, Asauni Rufus broke into the top-10 in Nevada history with 279, tying him with John Ramatici at 10th all-time.

-Jaxson Kincaide recorded a career-high 73-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, Nevada’s longest offensive touchdown since McLane Mannix caught a 75-yard touchdown against Toledo on 9/11/17.

-Wide receiver Kaleb Fossum set new career-highs and led Nevada with six receptions and 139 receiving yards. Fossum also made a career-high 33-yard reception in the third quarter.

-Mannix and Fossum are the first WR tandem to go over 100 yards receiving each since Brendan O’Leary-Orange and Wyatt Demps did at San Diego State on 11/18/17.

-Daniel Brown recorded his first career interception and scored his first-career touchdown in the opening quarter for Nevada’s first points of the game. This was the first interception returned for a touchdown by the Wolf Pack since 11/11/17 when Dameon Baber ran back two against San Jose State.

-Mannix scored three touchdowns in the contest, setting a single-game career high.

-Lucas Weber set a career-high in tackles and led the team with 10.

-Austin Arnold made his first career start, taking the field with the Nevada defense on the first play of the game. He finished with one tackle on the night.

-Elijah Cooks hauled in a 29-yard catch in the third quarter for his longest career reception. His 29-yard catch also sets a single-game high for receiving yards.

-Korey Rush tied his single-game high in sacks with one in the first quarter.

-Ramiz Ahmed hit his first career field goal to end the first half, good for 46 yards.

-Quarterback Cristian Solano scored his first-career touchdown on a nine yard run in the fourth quarter.

-True freshman Toa Taua ripped off a career-long 18 yard run in the second quarter.

-True freshman Devonte Lee scored his first collegiate touchdown in the second quarter on a 19-yard run.

-Maliek Broady recorded his first-career sack in the third quarter.
-Kaleb Meder made his first career Division I start.

-True freshman Carson Strong made his first-collegiate appearance for the Wolf Pack in the fourth quarter.

-The all-time series between Nevada and Portland State is now 7-2 in favor of Nevada.