Scores

Final

Nevada 34

(4-1, 1-0 MW)

Texas State 21

(2-2, 1-2 home)

Coverage: Longhorn Network

2:00 PM ET, September 29, 2012

Bobcat Stadium, SAN MARCOS, TX

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 7 13 14 034
TXST 7 14 0 021

Top Performers

Passing: C. Fajardo (NEV) - 286 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Jefferson (NEV) - 40 CAR, 178 YDS

Receiving: A. Erickson (TXST) - 8 REC, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Nevada 34, Texas St. 21

Associated Press

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Cody Fajardo threw for three touchdowns and ran for one more as Nevada (4-1, 1-0 Mountain West) defeated Texas State 34-21 on Saturday afternoon.

Fajardo was 21 of 34 passing for 286 yards, connecting twice with Zach Sudfeld, including on a 9-yard pass. A 12-yard pass to Aaron Bradley led to another touchdown. In the third, Fajardo kept the ball for a 6-yard run to add to the score. Allen Hardison made two field goals in the second quarter to keep the points coming for the Wolf Pack.

The Bobcats got on the scoreboard first with a 1-yard run by Marcus Curry. Matt Gay caught a 2-yard pass from Shaun Rutherford and Andy Erickson caught a 28-yard pass for touchdowns.

Texas State (2-2, 0-0 Western Athletic) was scoreless after halftime. Nevada closed out its scoring in the third quarter.

The game marked the first meeting between the two teams.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
TXST
1st Downs3118
Total Yards559254
Passing286186
Rushing27368
Penalties10-1086-50
3rd Down Conversions9-157-15
4th Down Conversions1-20-2
Turnovers11
Possession33:4526:15

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fajardo21/342868.431
Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rutherford15/221436.520

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jefferson401784.5023
Fajardo10959.5131
Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Curry8334.1110
Franks7243.408

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wimberly613522.5044
Turner77410.6043
Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Erickson810813.5128
Harper33511.7021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVTXST
TD11:15Marcus Curry 1 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 07
TD07:38Zach Sudfeld 9 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo (Allen Hardison Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERNEVTXST
FG14:50Allen Hardison 24 Yd 107
TD09:00Tim Gay 2 Yd Pass From Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson Kick) 1014
FG05:49Allen Hardison 41 Yd 1314
TD02:46Andy Erickson 28 Yd Pass From Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson Kick) 1321
TD01:41Zach Sudfeld 2 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo (Allen Hardison Kick) 2021
THIRD QUARTERNEVTXST
TD08:08Cody Fajardo 6 Yd Run (Allen Hardison Kick) 2721
TD01:18Aaron Bradley 12 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo (Allen Hardison Kick) 3421