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In 2008, Taua began the year as a back-up but became a starter after senior running back and 2007 Western Athletic Conference rushing leader Luke Lippincott suffered a season-ending injury in the second game.
Taua saw action in all 13 games, rushing for 1,521 yards on 236 carries, including 15 touchdowns. He also made 29 receptions for 226 yards and two touchdowns.
Against Fresno State, Taua ran for a season-high 263 yards on 28 carries, for which he was named the WAC Offensive Player of the Week and awarded a "helmet sticker" by ESPN.com. In that game, he broke the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season.
With Taua and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 2008 became the first season in Nevada school history that the team had two 1,000 yard rushers.
Taua was named to the All-WAC first-team and the Sporting News named him the WAC's Most Valuable Offensive Player.
As a Boise State fan, I'm incredibly scared of this rushing attack.