Nevada at Texas State

Nevada 34, Texas St. 21


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.

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Scoring Summary
TXSTSMMarcus Curry 1 yd run (Will Johnson kick)
NEVADAZach Sudfeld 9 yd pass from Cody Fajardo (Allen Hardison kick)
NEVADAAllen Hardison 24 yd FG
TXSTSMTim Gay 2 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)
NEVADAAllen Hardison 41 yd FG
TXSTSMAndy Erickson 28 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)
NEVADAZach Sudfeld 2 yd pass from Cody Fajardo (Allen Hardison kick)
NEVADACody Fajardo 6 yd run (Allen Hardison kick)
NEVADAAaron Bradley 12 yd pass from Cody Fajardo (Allen Hardison kick)
Team Stats
First Downs3118
Third Down Efficiency9-157-15
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-2
Plays-Net Yards84-55963-254
Passing Yds286186
Kick Return Yds36108
Punt Return Yds028
Time of Poss.32:2826:15
Individual Stats
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
Nevada3rd Mountain West West3-55-7
Texas State11th Sun Belt 0-82-10

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