Nevada walk-on gets scholarship after game-winning kick

Field Level Media

August 31, 2019 at 6:06 pm.

Nevada awarded walk-on kicker Brandon Talton a scholarship after his 56-yard field goal capped the Wolf Pack’s 34-31 win against Purdue on Friday night.

“Congratulations, outstanding,” head coach Jay Norvell told the true freshman in the locker room after the game. “Game ball … and a scholarship.”

Talton, who earned the starting job over fifth-year senior Spence Pettit, also made a 34-yard field goal and all four of his extra points.

Nevada trailed 24-7 at halftime and 31-17 to start the fourth quarter. Talton’s 56-yarder as time expired was the third-longest field goal in school history.