Scores

Final

Nevada 42

(6-1, 3-0 MW)

UNLV 37

(1-6, 1-1 MW)

3:00 PM ET, October 13, 2012

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 0 14 7 2142
UNLV 14 17 0 637

Top Performers

Passing: N. Sherry (UNLV) - 243 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Jefferson (NEV) - 34 CAR, 185 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: R. Turner (NEV) - 7 REC, 99 YDS, 1 TD

Nevada 42, UNLV 37

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada's Stefphon Jefferson rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns to help the Wolf Pack overcome a 17-point halftime deficit and defeat UNLV 42-37 Saturday.

Starting in place of Cody Fajardo, who left last week's game against Wyoming with back spasms, redshirt sophomore quarterback Devin Combs threw for two touchdowns, while rushing for 111 yards and another score.

The Wolf Pack (6-1, 3-0 Mountain West) outscored the Rebels (1-6, 1-1) in the second half 28-6. UNLV, which hosted a day game for only the second time since 2006, was outgained in the second half 283 yards to 111.

The win extended Nevada's winning streak against its in-state rival to eight straight games, as the two meet annually in the "Battle for the Fremont Cannon," the largest trophy in college football.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
UNLV
1st Downs3327
Total Yards496436
Passing167243
Rushing329193
Penalties6-557-74
3rd Down Conversions5-104-10
4th Down Conversions3-40-0
Turnovers21
Possession31:4028:20

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Combs14/191678.821
UNLVC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sherry21/352436.911

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jefferson341855.4317
Combs191115.8117
UNLVCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cornett201296.5122
Randle6498.2232

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turner79914.1147
Sudfeld3289.3111
UNLVRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sullivan57414.8147
Davis45413.5021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVUNLV
TD10:03Tim Cornett 8 Yd Run (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 07
TD04:28Bradley Randle 32 Yd Run (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERNEVUNLV
TD13:33Nick Sherry 2 Yd Run (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 021
TD06:55Stefphon Jefferson 4 Yd Run (Allen Hardison Kick) 721
TD04:03Bradley Randle 2 Yd Run (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 728
TD01:58Stefphon Jefferson 1 Yd Run (Allen Hardison Kick) 1428
FG00:00Nolan Kohorst 42 Yd 1431
THIRD QUARTERNEVUNLV
TD04:31Richy Turner 12 Yd Pass From Devin Combs (Allen Hardison Kick) 2131
FOURTH QUARTERNEVUNLV
TD12:58Stefphon Jefferson 3 Yd Run (Allen Hardison Kick) 2831
TD09:43Zach Sudfeld 7 Yd Pass From Devin Combs (Allen Hardison Kick) 3531
TD02:12Devin Combs 2 Yd Run (Allen Hardison Kick) 4231
TD00:44Marcus Sullivan 47 Yd Pass From Nick Sherry (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4237