SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - 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.
|TXSTSM||Marcus Curry 1 yd run (Will Johnson kick)|
|NEVADA||Zach Sudfeld 9 yd pass from Cody Fajardo (Allen Hardison kick)|
|NEVADA||Allen Hardison 24 yd FG|
|TXSTSM||Tim Gay 2 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)|
|NEVADA||Allen Hardison 41 yd FG|
|TXSTSM||Andy Erickson 28 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)|
|NEVADA||Zach Sudfeld 2 yd pass from Cody Fajardo (Allen Hardison kick)|
|NEVADA||Cody Fajardo 6 yd run (Allen Hardison kick)|
|NEVADA||Aaron Bradley 12 yd pass from Cody Fajardo (Allen Hardison kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||9-15||7-15|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-2||0-2|
|Kick Return Yds||36||108|
|Punt Return Yds||0||28|
|Time of Poss.||32:28||26:15|
|NEVADA: Stefphon Jefferson 40-178, Cody Fajardo 10-95|
|TXSTSM: Marcus Curry 8-33, Terrence Franks 7-24, Shaun Rutherford 12-14, Tim Gay 1-5, Isaiah Battle 1--8|
|NEVADA: Cody Fajardo 21-34-286-1|
|TXSTSM: Shaun Rutherford 15-22-143-0, Tyler Arndt 3-12-43-0|
|NEVADA: Richy Turner 7-74, Brandon Wimberly 6-135, Zach Sudfeld 5-40, Aaron Bradley 2-23, Stefphon Jefferson 1-14|
|TXSTSM: Andy Erickson 8-108, Chase Harper 3-35, Benjamin Ijah 2-14, Brandon Smith 2-12, Deche Milburn 1-12, Marcus Curry 1-3, Tim Gay 1-2|
|Nevada||5th Mountain West||4-4||7-6|
|Texas State||5th Western Athletic||2-4||4-8|