Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
Coach Mumme leads a dynamic offense that has posted some of the most impressive numbers in college football. The No. 4 passing offense and developing Carson Strong into one of the top QBs in the country. With the nation’s sixth-best completion percentage (70.3). Also, the 24th ranked offense in the country scoring 34.9 points per game.
Coach's Past Performance
The 2020 campaign marked the latest high point for the Pack offense as well as its quarterback play, as Carson Strong put together one of the top seasons of any signal-caller in the nation. Strong became the first Nevada player to be named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, and was named to the All-Mountain West First Team, pacingthe conferencein passing yards (2,858), passing touchdowns (27), and completion percentage (70.1). Nationally, Strong ranked in the FBS top 10 in completions per game (27.7, second), passing yards per game (317.6, seventh), completion percentage (seventh), and touchdown passes (ninth), while coming in 11th in passing yards.
Team Record and Standings
No. 4 in passing offense nationally (3,737 yds; 373.7 yds per game; 29 passing TDs)No. 6 in completion percentage (70.3)No. 23 in red zone offense (89.5)No. 24 in scoring offense (34.9 ppg)No. 27 in team passing efficiency (153.06)No. 37 in total offense (437.7 ypg; 36 off TD)No. 38 in 3rd-down conversion offense (43.3)
In Mumme’s second season as the offensive play caller, the Wolf Pack increased its production in many statistical categories including passing offense, scoring offense, total offense and red zone offense. Nevada ranked in the top five in the Mountain West in each of these categories and was a top 25 team nationally in passing offense at 278.8 yards per pass. In the 2018 season opener against Portland State, Mumme’s offense put up 72 points, which was the most by a Wolf Pack team at home since 1991 and tied for second-most in Mountain West history.
Individual Player Stats
Just as impressively, Strong finished the year with an interception rate of just 1.13, throwing just four picks over 355 attempts, and posted five 300-yard passing games, twice hitting the 400-yard mark, over the season’s nine games.The Wolf Pack passing attack ranked 12th in the nation at 319.1 yards per game, while the Nevada offense’s 30.8 points per game was also a top-50 figure in the FBS, coming in at 46th. Mumme’s work with Strong began with the quarterback’s ascension to the QB1 spot in 2019. Strong made 10 starts in the Wolf Pack’s 13 games, and, under Mumme’s guidance, racked up 2,335 passing yards and tossed 11 touchdown passes. Strong completed 63.4 percent of his passes in 2019, which was good for third-best in the Mountain West, and his 233.5 passing yards per game also ranked in the top five in the conference. In the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Strong had his best performance of the season, throwing for a Nevada bowl game record 402 yards.