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Nevada's Carson Strong named Mountain West player of the week

Carson Strong
Carson Strong is the Mountain West's offensive player of the week. (David Calvert/Nevada athletics)

Nevada quarterback Carson Strong picked up the first Mountain West offensive player of the week award of the season after a record-setting performance in an overtime win over Wyoming.

Strong completed 39-of-52 passes for 420 yards and four touchdowns, setting personal bests for completions, yards passing and touchdowns while becoming the first Wolf Pack quarterback since 2002 to post back-to-back 400-yard games. One of his four touchdown passes included the game-winning 9-yard strike to Romeo Doubs in overtime to secure a 36-33 win. Strong’s 420 passing yards against Wyoming are the 10th most in a game in the FBS this season. His 39 completions rank third.

Strong also extended his streak of consecutive pass attempts without an interception to 203, which leads the nation and ranks third all-time in Mountain West history. Strong's touchdowns went to Cole Turner (twice), Tory Horton and Doubs. In the first half, he was 21-of-27 passing for 253 yards and two touchdowns.

It is the first MW honor for Strong.

San Diego State's Caden McDonald was named the MW defensive player of the week after recording eight tackles and 2.5 sacks in a win over UNLV. Wyoming kick John Hoyland was named the special team player of the week after making all four of his field-goal attempts (27, 36, 42 and 38 yards) against Nevada.

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