Nevada at New Mexico

Nevada 31, New Mexico 24


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - 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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Scoring Summary
NMEXCole Gautsche 20 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
NEVADAStefphon Jefferson 1 yd run (Colin Ditsworth kick)
NMEXCole Gautsche 3 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
NEVADAStephen Jeffers 1 yd pass from Cody Fajardo (Colin Ditsworth kick)
NMEXJustus Adams 42 yd FG
NEVADABrandon Wimberly 3 yd pass from Cody Fajardo (Colin Ditsworth kick)
NEVADAColin Ditsworth 23 yd FG
NMEXJhurell Pressley 2 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
NEVADABrandon Wimberly 2 yd pass from Cody Fajardo (Colin Ditsworth kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2214
Third Down Efficiency9-162-11
Fourth Down Efficiency2-31-2
Plays-Net Yards77-49152-352
Passing Yds1330
Kick Return Yds3237
Punt Return Yds24
Time of Poss.29:4030:20
Individual Stats
NEVADA: Cody Fajardo 20-186, Stefphon Jefferson 23-128, Nick Hale 4-42, Brandon Wimberly 1-5, Team 2--3
NMEX: Kasey Carrier 18-145, Cole Gautsche 16-72, Lamaar Thomas 3-65, Crusoe Gongbay 9-61, Jhurell Pressley 2-7, Carlos Wiggins 1-6, Chase Clayton 1--4
NEVADA: Cody Fajardo 18-27-133-1
NMEX: Cole Gautsche 0-2-0-0
NEVADA: Brandon Wimberly 6-34, Richy Turner 4-37, Zach Sudfeld 3-42, Aaron Bradley 3-23, Stephen Jeffers 1-1, Stefphon Jefferson 1--4
Nevada3rd Mountain West West3-55-7
New Mexico1st Mountain West Mountain6-29-4

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