Nevada RB Taua named Mountain West freshman of year

November 29, 2018 GMT

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