Scores

Final

Nevada 31

(7-4, 4-3 MW)

New Mexico 24

(4-8, 1-6 MW)

3:30 PM ET, November 17, 2012

University Stadium, ALBUQUERQUE, NM

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 7 14 10 031
UNM 14 3 7 024

Top Performers

Passing: C. Fajardo (NEV) - 133 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Fajardo (NEV) - 20 CAR, 186 YDS

Receiving: B. Wimberly (NEV) - 6 REC, 34 YDS, 2 TD

Nevada 31, New Mexico 24

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Nevada's Cody Fajardo threw three touchdown passes and ran for a career-high 186 yards Saturday to help the Wolf Pack beat New Mexico 31-24 and end a three-game losing streak.

Fajardo hit Brandon Wimberly from 2 yards out for what proved to be the winning score with 4 minutes left in the third quarter for Nevada (7-4, 4-3 Mountain West).

The Lobos (4-8, 1-6), who have lost five straight, got 72 rushing yards and two touchdowns from quarterback Cole Gautsche, but he didn't complete any passes.

New Mexico had a chance to tie it late in the fourth quarter after Dallas Bollema intercepted Fajardo and returned it 37 yards to the Nevada 14. But on third-and-7 from the 11, Jordan Hanson recovered a Crusoe Gongbay fumble with 4:17 left and the Wolf Pack ran out the clock with four first downs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
UNM
1st Downs2214
Total Yards491352
Passing1330
Rushing358352
Penalties5-354-45
3rd Down Conversions9-162-11
4th Down Conversions2-31-2
Turnovers11
Possession29:4030:20

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fajardo18/271334.931
New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gautsche0/200.000

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fajardo201869.3042
Jefferson231285.6163
New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Carrier181458.1076
Gautsche16724.5220

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sudfeld34214.0020
Turner4379.3013
New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVUNM
TD13:44Cole Gautsche 20 Yd Run (Justus Adams Kick) 07
TD09:39Stefphon Jefferson 1 Yd Run (Colin Ditsworth Kick) 77
TD04:07Cole Gautsche 3 Yd Run (Justus Adams Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERNEVUNM
TD12:34Stephen Jeffers 1 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo (Colin Ditsworth Kick) 1414
FG06:45Justus Adams 42 Yd 1417
TD05:00Brandon Wimberly 3 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo (Colin Ditsworth Kick) 2117
THIRD QUARTERNEVUNM
FG10:51Colin Ditsworth 23 Yd 2417
TD08:48Jhurell Pressley 2 Yd Run (Justus Adams Kick) 2424
TD04:02Brandon Wimberly 2 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo (Colin Ditsworth Kick) 3124