McLane Mannix impresses in Pack debut
Reno, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
Nevada football opened the season with a hard-fought 31-20 loss at Northwestern on Saturday. After holding a 17-7 lead at halftime, the Pack were unable to finish off the Wildcats in the second half as the Big-10 squad rallied to avoid a big upset. Nevada entered the game as a 24 point underdog at sports books.
While Ty Gangi getting the starting nod at quarterback was the biggest surprise after it appeared Alabama-transfer David Cornwell had secured the job, one of the bright spots for the Wolf Pack was the debut of freshman wide receiver McLane Mannix. The Texas native spurned an SEC offer from Vanderbilt to come play for Jay Norvell and Nevada.
Mannix hauled in two passed for 76 yards including a 41-yard touchdown pass from Gangi to give the Pack a 14-7 lead in the second quarter.
Hear what Head Coach Jay Norvell had to say about Mannix's performance from Sunday night's Wolf Pack All Access, presented by Champion Chevrolet.