Scores

Final

Nevada 17

(3-4, 2-2 MW)

Boise State 34

(5-2, 3-1 MW)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

8:00 PM ET, October 19, 2013

Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 3 14 0 017
BSU 0 7 20 734

Top Performers

Passing: C. Fajardo (NEV) - 208 YDS

Rushing: J. Ajayi (BSU) - 24 CAR, 222 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: B. Wimberly (NEV) - 11 REC, 121 YDS

Boise State throttles Nevada, 34-17

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State running back Jay Ajayi ran for a career-high 222 yards on 24 carries with three touchdowns to lead the Broncos to a 34-17 win over Nevada.

Backup quarterback Grant Hedrick threw for 150 yards and ran for 115 more.

Hedrick, a junior who had only attempted 36 passes in his career, took over when starting quarterback Joe Southwick injured his right foot on the Broncos' first offensive play from scrimmage. He finished 18-of-21 passing. He is also the first Bronco quarterback to rush for over 100 yards since Jared Zabranski rushed for 123 against Hawaii in 2004.

Boise State (5-2, 3-1 Mountain West) won its eighth straight game at home against Nevada.

Nevada (3-4, 2-2), which led at halftime against Boise State for the first time since 1997, lost its fifth straight on the road dating back to last season.

Boise State's defense, which yielded 246 yards of offense in the first half, held Nevada to 127 yards in the second half.

Trailing 17-7 at halftime, the Boise State offense also found its rhythm in the second half.

On their first possession of the second half, the Broncos drove 64 yards in eight plays, scoring on a 4-yard touchdown run by Ajayi. A missed extra point left Nevada with a 17-13 lead.

On Boise State's next possession, Ajayi raced 71 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. With the extra point, Boise State took its first lead at 20-17 with 9:31 left in the third quarter.

Boise State added two more touchdowns to secure the victory.

Nevada receiver Brandon Wimberly led the Wolfpack with 11 catches for 121 yards. However, his streak of five straight games with a touchdown reception was snapped.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
BSU
1st Downs2726
Total Yards373557
Passing208150
Rushing165407
Penalties5-253-25
3rd Down Conversions5-148-12
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers01
Possession37:2322:37

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fajardo22/292087.200
Boise StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hedrick18/211507.101

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brock18784.3111
Solomon7415.9010
Boise StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ajayi242229.3371
Hedrick811514.4249

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wimberly1112111.0031
Turner6549.0015
Boise StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Miller55511.0023
Williams-Rhodes5408.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVBSU
FG07:45Brent Zuzo 33 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERNEVBSU
TD07:40Kendall Brock 6 Yd Run (Brent Zuzo Kick) 100
TD06:02Jay Ajayi 9 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 107
TD01:01Don Jackson 3 Yd Run (Brent Zuzo Kick) 177
THIRD QUARTERNEVBSU
TD12:14Jay Ajayi 4 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1713
TD09:20Jay Ajayi 71 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 1720
TD00:42Grant Hedrick 20 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 1727
FOURTH QUARTERNEVBSU
TD08:28Grant Hedrick 14 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 1734