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Strong, Lee, Taua pace Nevada in Potato Bowl win over Tulane

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Nevada coach Jay Norvell had plenty of reasons to be emotional as he challenged his team before it took the field in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. And his players responded.

Carson Strong threw for 271 yards and five touchdowns, Devonte Lee and Toa Taua each rushed for over 100 yards, and Nevada's defense recorded eight sacks for the first time in 17 years as the Wolf Pack beat Tulane 38-27 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.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: M. Pratt1806
Passing TDs: M. Pratt20
Rushing Yards: S. Huderson773
Rushing TDs: C. Carroll12
Receiving Yards: D. Watts512
Receiving TDs: J. Jackson8
Interceptions: L. Brooks3
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. Southeastern Louisiana Cancelled
9/12 at South Alabama W 27 - 24
9/19 vs. Navy L 24 - 27
9/26 at Southern Miss W 66 - 24
10/8 at Houston L 31 - 49
10/16 vs. 17 SMU L 34 - 37
10/24 at UCF L 34 - 51
10/31 vs. Temple W 38 - 3
11/7 at East Carolina W 38 - 21
11/14 vs. Army West Point W 38 - 12
11/19 at 25 Tulsa L 24 - 30
12/5 vs. Memphis W 35 - 21
12/22 at Nevada L 27 - 38
American Athletic Conference
  Conference Overall
8 Cincinnati 6-0 9-1
24 Tulsa 6-0 6-3
Memphis 5-3 8-3
UCF 5-3 6-4
Southern Methodist 4-3 7-3
Houston 3-3 3-5
Navy 3-4 3-7
Tulane 3-5 6-6
East Carolina 3-5 3-6
Temple 1-6 1-6
South Florida 0-7 1-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4725 (24)
Passing Yards: 2120 (56)
Rushing Yards: 2605 (8)
Points per game: 34.7 (22)
Yards per game: 393.8 (63)
Touchdowns: 53 (10)
Field Goals: 9 (70)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5074 (121)
Passing Yards: 3349 (126)
Rushing Yards: 1725 (87)
Points per game: 28.1 (58)
Yards per game: 422.8 (78)
Touchdowns: 43 (116)
Field Goals: 9 (58)