Nevada RB Taua named Mountain West freshman of year
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada running back Toa Taua has been named the Mountain West Conference freshman of the year.
Wolf Pack defensive end Korey Rush and linebacker Malik Reed also were voted first-team selections on the all-Mountain West Conference squad the league announced on Wednesday.
Taua of Lompock, California led Nevada in rushing this season with 816 yards and six touchdowns.
The Wolf Pack finished 5-3 in the Mountain West Conference this year, 7-5 overall. They’ll find out Sunday which bowl they’ll be invited to. The five possibilities are:
— Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 15, vs. Pac-12 team
— New Mexico Bowl, Dec. 15, vs Conference USA
— Idaho Potato Bowl, Dec. 21, vs. MAC
— Hawaii Bowl, Dec. 22, vs. Conference USA
— Arizona Bowl, Dec. 29, vs. Sun Belt