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College Football: Taua, Wolf Pack handle Spartans

Taua leads Wolf Pack to victory over San Jose State

November 17, 2018

By Brian Stanley / Contributing Writer for the Lompoc Record

Nevada running back Toa Taua carries the ball against San Jose State.//Photo courtesy Nevada Athletics

SAN JOSE — Breaking the century mark on the ground, Toa Taua and the Nevada Wolf Pack (7-4, 5-2 Mountain West) beat the San Jose State Spartans (1-10, 1-6) 21-12 on Saturday at CEFCU Stadium.

“Toa’s production, getting over 100 yards, is really key for us to win,” said Nevada head coach Jay Norvell. “I’ve said it before, we really wanted to improve our physicality in the run game and Toa has certainly given us that.”

A graduate of Lompoc High School, Taua collected 121 yards and a touchdown — on a 15-yard run that capped an 85-yard Wolf Pack drive — on 29 touches in his first college football game in California as a true freshman. Surpassing 100 yards against San Jose State was the third time this season Taua accomplished that feat.

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