LAS VEGAS (AP) - 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.
|UNLV||Tim Cornett 8 yd run (Nolan Kohorst kick)|
|UNLV||Bradley Randle 32 yd run (Nolan Kohorst kick)|
|UNLV||Nick Sherry 2 yd run (Nolan Kohorst kick)|
|NEVADA||Stefphon Jefferson 4 yd run (Allen Hardison kick)|
|UNLV||Bradley Randle 2 yd run (Nolan Kohorst kick)|
|NEVADA||Stefphon Jefferson 1 yd run (Allen Hardison kick)|
|UNLV||Nolan Kohorst 42 yd FG|
|NEVADA||Richy Turner 12 yd pass from Devin Combs (Allen Hardison kick)|
|NEVADA||Stefphon Jefferson 3 yd run (Allen Hardison kick)|
|NEVADA||Zach Sudfeld 7 yd pass from Devin Combs (Allen Hardison kick)|
|NEVADA||Devin Combs 2 yd run (Allen Hardison kick)|
|UNLV||Marcus Sullivan 47 yd pass from Nick Sherry (failed 2pt rush)|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-10||4-10|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||3-4||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||111||108|
|Punt Return Yds||11||13|
|Time of Poss.||31:40||28:20|
|NEVADA: Stefphon Jefferson 34-185, Devin Combs 19-111, Nick Hale 9-35, Team 2--2|
|UNLV: Tim Cornett 20-129, Bradley Randle 6-49, Marcus Sullivan 2-14, Nick Sherry 4-1|
|NEVADA: Devin Combs 14-19-167-1|
|UNLV: Nick Sherry 21-35-243-1, Team 0-1-0-0|
|NEVADA: Richy Turner 7-99, Zach Sudfeld 3-28, Aaron Bradley 3-21, Brandon Wimberly 1-19|
|UNLV: Marcus Sullivan 5-74, Devante Davis 4-54, Anthony Williams 3-43, Caleb Herring 3-19, Jake Phillips 2-30, Tim Cornett 1-12, Trey Mays 1-5, Taylor Spencer 1-5, Max Johnson 1-1|
|Nevada||5th Mountain West West||3-5||4-8|
|UNLV||3rd Mountain West West||5-3||7-5|