Carson Robust threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns to guide Nevada to a 22-17 victory over California within the season opener for each groups
BERKELEY, Calif. — Carson Robust threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns to guide Nevada to a 22-17 victory over California on Saturday evening within the season opener for each groups.
Robust related on TDs to Romeo Doubs and Elijah Cooks for a cheerful homecoming to Northern California.
Robust grew up about an hour away from Memorial Stadium, attending Cal video games and camps. However after a knee harm his senior yr in highschool in Vacaville the Bears did not recruit him and he has become a star at Nevada.
The win capped a whirlwind few weeks for the Wolf Pack, who’ve been pressured to follow at seven venues because the begin of coaching camp due to poor air high quality on campus from wildfires.
Cal scored TDs on its first two drives however then stalled, going three-and-out on the following 4 drives. Whereas the Bears could not transfer the ball, Nevada scored 22 straight factors.
The Wolf Pack reduce the deficit to 14-13 on the half on a pair of area objectives from Brandon Talton and Robust’s 43-yard TD cross to Dobbs.
Robust then put collectively a powerful drive to open the second half to present the Wolf Pack the lead for good. He accomplished a 17-yard cross to Cole Turner on third and 17, a 46-yarder to Tory Horton on third-and-9 after which a 16-yard TD to Cooks on the following play to make it 19-14.
Nevada added a 49-yard area aim from Talton to make it 22-14 after Cal coach Justin Wilcox declined a holding penalty following an incomplete cross on third and 18 from the 32.
Cal then obtained into the crimson zone on the following two drives. However the Bears settled for a brief area aim Dario Longhetto on the primary and got here up empty the following journey after Chase Garbers was sacked on third down from the 9 and Longhetto missed a 40-yard area aim.
Nevada: The Wolf Pack got here into the season with excessive hopes, getting picked to win the West Division of the Mountain West thanks partially to an skilled offense that returned all 11 starters. Starting the season with a street win towards a Energy 5 crew solely raises these expectations.
California: The Beas had been 9-0 in regular-season nonconference video games underneath Wilcox earlier than stumbling on this sport. Garbers struggled to maneuver the crew, throwing for simply 177 yards on 38 makes an attempt. He additionally threw an interception late within the fourth quarter.
Nevada: Host Idaho State on Saturday.
California: Visits TCU on Saturday.
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