Nevada’s Hammond MWC Defensive Player of Week; 9 Tackles
RENO — Nevada defensive end Sam Hammond has been named the Mountain West Conference defensive player of the week after recording a career-high nine tackles in the Wolf Pack’s 17-13 upset of 24th-ranked San Diego State.
Hammond had four solo tackles and a quarterback sack Saturday as Nevada claimed its first road win against a nationally ranked team in school history.
The junior from Yerington also forced San Diego State into a key intentionally grounding penalty in the second quarter.
The Wolf Pack improved to 6-4 on the season, 3-3 in the Mountain West. They now have a bye week before playing Nov. 23 at Fresno State and closing the season at home against UNLV on Nov. 30.
Nevada’s Drew MWC Basketball Player of Week; 27 Point Ave.
RENO — Nevada’s Lindsey Drew has been named the Mountain West Conference’s basketball player of the week after averaging 27 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists in the Wolf Pack’s first two games of the season.
Drew scored a career-high 30 points in Nevada’s 79-74 loss to Utah in the opener last Tuesday, his first regular season game since he ruptured his Achilles in February 2018.
The senior guard made 12-of-19 field goal attempts and 5-of-9 from threepoint range — both career bests. He just missed a double-double, pulling down nine rebounds.
Drew’s previous career high was 17 points. He also scored a game-high 24 points to lead Nevada to a 72-67 victory over Loyola Marymount of Chicago Saturday night.
Nevada (1-1) hosts Texas Arlington Tuesday night and USC Saturday night.