The Wolf Pack football team fell behind 30-9 to Ohio in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Friday in Boise, Idaho, before staging a fourth-quarter comeback that fell just short. Ohio defeated the Pack, 30-21, to end Nevada's season at 7-6 overall.
A victory would have made program history. The Wolf Pack has never won back-to-back bowls. Nevada won the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl in December 2018, over Arkansas State, 16-13.
Wide receiver Elijah Cook’s 8-yard scoring reception from freshman quarterback Carson Strong with 10:48 to play pulled Nevada to 30:15, and running back Devonte Lee’s 1-yard touchdown with 8:42 left in the game narrowed Ohio’s lead to 30-21.
Kicker Brandon Talton’s three field goals – including a 51-yarder – kept the Pack in the game early. Talton's 51-yarder was the longest Wolf Pack field goal in the school’s bowl history.
Strong passed for 402 yards on 31 completions, both Nevada bowl game records. Cooks had a game-high 14 receptions for 197 yards. Cooks’ 14 catches tied the school record for most receptions in a bowl game.