Cureton sounds off on first game as Pack QB
Reno, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
For the first time since Jeff Rowe did it in 2002, a true freshman quarterback started for Nevada when Kaymen Cureton took the reigns for the Silver & Blue in their stinging loss to Idaho State on Saturday.
Cureton had to battle nerves in the first half as he fumbled several times, including two that ended up in the possession of the Bengals. He also threw a costly first half interception.
But there were numerous bright spots in his performance by the end of the night, helping rally Nevada down from a 30-7 deficit to coming within a two-point conversion of completing a wild comeback. Cureton would finish 19-for-33 though the air with three touchdowns, the best passing accuracy displayed by the Pack so far this season. He also led the team to an improved third-down conversion rate of 8-for-17, up from the combined 14-for-35 effort in the first two games under Ty Gangi.
Following the game, Cureton spoke to the local media for the first time and talked about his experience and some takeaways of how he can get better.
Cureton will start again for Nevada this coming Saturday when they head to nationally-ranked Washington State. The Cougars are 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2005 and following a blowout win over Oregon State have vaulted to Number 18 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll.