Scores

Final

Northwestern St 34

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Nevada 45

(2-1, 1-1 home)

7:05 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Mackay Stadium, RENO, NV

1 2 3 4 T
NWST 3 10 7 1434
NEV 7 10 14 1445

Top Performers

Passing: B. Henderson (NWST) - 357 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: S. Jefferson (NEV) - 27 CAR, 247 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. Hollier Jr. (NWST) - 8 REC, 107 YDS

Nevada 45, Northwestern St. 34

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. -- Stefphon Jefferson rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns to lead Nevada to a 45-34 victory against Northwestern State on Saturday night.

The contest featured 1,240 yards of offense, 655 by Nevada (2-1).

Jefferson, who had 27 attempts, shattered his previous career high of 147 rushing yards and had the Wolf Pack's best ground production since Colin Kaepernick ran for 240 yards against UNLV in 2008. Quarterback Cody Fajardo added 118 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries.

Brad Henderson passed for 357 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 102 yards for the Demons (1-2).

In the second half, Jefferson had scoring runs of 48 and 52 yards, and Fajardo rushed for TDs from 10 and 22 yards, giving Nevada breathing room after it led 17-13 at halftime. Jefferson and Fajardo both eclipsed 100 yards rushing for the second straight game.

Fajardo was 21 of 33 passing for 237 yards with a touchdown and interception.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
NEV
1st Downs3137
Total Yards585655
Passing357237
Rushing228418
Penalties14-9812-118
3rd Down Conversions12-194-10
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers21
Possession31:5228:08

Passing Leaders

Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henderson28/533576.720
NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fajardo21/332377.211

Rushing Leaders

Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson111029.3027
Taylor8729.0140
NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jefferson272479.1252
Fajardo161187.4322

Receiving Leaders

Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hollier810713.4041
Harvey28442.0168
NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wimberly88210.3016
Turner77410.6017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWSTNEV
FG10:27John Shaughnessy 22 Yd 30
TD04:44Cody Fajardo 2 Yd Run (Allen Hardison Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERNWSTNEV
FG11:39Allen Hardison 29 Yd 310
TD05:20Corey Simmons 2 Yd Pass From Brad Henderson (John Shaughnessy Kick) 1010
FG00:49John Shaughnessy 34 Yd 1310
TD00:04Zach Sudfeld 25 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo (Allen Hardison Kick) 1317
THIRD QUARTERNWSTNEV
TD10:42Stefphon Jefferson 48 Yd Run (Allen Hardison Kick) 1324
TD06:30Sidney Riley 4 Yd Run (John Shaughnessy Kick) 2024
TD02:18Cody Fajardo 10 Yd Run (Allen Hardison Kick) 2031
FOURTH QUARTERNWSTNEV
TD12:07Stefphon Jefferson 52 Yd Run (Allen Hardison Kick) 2038
TD09:18Daniel Taylor 40 Yd Run (John Shaughnessy Kick) 2738
TD06:13Cody Fajardo 22 Yd Run (Allen Hardison Kick) 2745
TD05:35Phillip Harvey 68 Yd Pass From Brad Henderson (John Shaughnessy Kick) 3445