Talton is a true freshman walk-on.
Nevada's true freshman kicker Brandon Talton crushed a 56-yard field goal—the third-longest in school history—to give Nevada a 34–31 comeback win over Purdue on Friday night. But that might not have been the highlight of his college debut.
The Wolf Pack surprised Talton with a scholarship right after the walk-off game-winner.
"Congratulations, outstanding," head coach Jay Norvell began the surprise announcement. "Game ball...and a scholarship."
Talton was a walk-on who earned the starting job over fifth-year senior and scholarship player Spencer Pettit. Talton also made a 34-yarder in addition to hitting all four of his extra points Friday, including a game-tying one from 35 yards out after a penalty with 52 seconds remaining in Nevada's crazy comeback win.