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San Diego State beats Nevada in overtime wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- Quarterback Quinn Kaehler threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Eric Judge in overtime and San Diego State beat Nevada 51-44 on Friday night.

Down 44-23, Nevada's quarterback Cody Fajardo had directed three touchdown drives in the fourth quarter as the Wolf Pack wiped out a huge deficit to tie the game with 1:38 left on a 5-yard TD pass to Richy Turner.

Kaehler, who completed 23 of 30 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns, threw a 9-yard pass to Adam Muema on a first-down play in overtime.

Three plays later, Kaehler found Judge over the middle from 13 yards.

The Aztecs defense stifled Fajardo on three passes after a motion penalty put the Wolf Pack back to the 30.

Fajardo completed 33 of 52 passes for 393 yards, but had two fumbles that San Diego State turned into two touchdowns.

Muema and Donnel Pumphrey each rushed for more than 100 yards for San Diego State.

The Aztecs, the defending Mountain West Conference co-champions, are 2-3, 1-0 in the conference while Nevada is 3-3 and 2-1 in the MWC.

Kendall Brock rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns for Nevada.

Late in the second quarter, the Aztecs were trailing 17-14. They stunned the Wolf Pack first with a safety with 46 seconds left and then with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Kaehler to Dylan Denso with 9 seconds left for a 23-17 halftime lead.

The Aztecs came out in the third quarter and forced a fumble by Fajardo, which linebacker Josh Gavert picked up and returned 42 yards to the 9-yard line. On the first-down play, Muema scored his second TD of the night for a 29-17 Aztec lead.

A few minutes later, the Aztecs forced another Fajardo fumble, which they turned into another TD, a 5-yard run by Tim Vizzi with 8:09 left in the third quarter and it was 36-17.

Judge added another TD on a 5-yard pass from Kaehler that made it 44-23 before the comeback by the Wolf Pack.

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San Diego State's King Holder feels like celebrating after the Aztecs beat Nevada in overtime. (USATSI)
San Diego State's King Holder feels like celebrating after the Aztecs beat Nevada in overtime. (USATSI)

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Scoring Summary
SDGSTDonnel Pumphrey 72 yd run (Wes Feer kick)
NEVADAKendall Brock 1 yd run (Brent Zuzo kick)
NEVADABrent Zuzo 44 yd FG
SDGSTAdam Muema 7 yd run (Wes Feer kick)
NEVADABrandon Wimberly 10 yd pass from Cody Fajardo (Brent Zuzo kick)
SDGST Team safety
SDGSTDylan Denso 25 yd pass from Quinn Kaehler (Wes Feer kick)
SDGSTAdam Muema 9 yd run (missed kick)
SDGSTTim Vizzi 5 yd run (Wes Feer kick)
NEVADAKendall Brock 4 yd run (missed kick)
SDGSTEric Judge 5 yd pass from Quinn Kaehler (ADAM MUEMA 2pt run)
NEVADAKendall Brock 3 yd run (Brent Zuzo kick)
NEVADADon Jackson 1 yd run (Brent Zuzo kick)
NEVADARichy Turner 5 yd pass from Cody Fajardo (Brent Zuzo kick)
SDGSTEric Judge 13 yd pass from Quinn Kaehler (Wes Feer kick)
Team Stats
First Downs3421
Third Down Efficiency11-215-13
Fourth Down Efficiency3-61-2
Plays-Net Yards109-56471-541
Passing Yds387286
Kick Return Yds4597
Punt Return Yds150
Time of Poss.30:4726:46
Individual Stats
NEVADA: Kendall Brock 24-107, Cody Fajardo 18-54, Don Jackson 14-37, Team 2--21
SDGST: Adam Muema 24-134, Donnel Pumphrey 11-112, Chad Young 1-6, Tim Vizzi 1-5, Ezell Ruffin 1-5, Quinn Kaehler 1--7
NEVADA: Cody Fajardo 32-51-387-0
SDGST: Quinn Kaehler 23-32-286-0
NEVADA: Brandon Wimberly 11-121, Richy Turner 9-111, Aaron Bradley 6-82, Jarred Gipson 4-34, Don Jackson 1-33, Kolby Arendse 1-6
SDGST: Eric Judge 6-54, Adam Roberts 4-80, Ezell Ruffin 4-70, Chad Young 4-21, Adam Muema 3-22, Dylan Denso 1-25, Tim Vizzi 1-14
Nevada3rd Mountain West West3-55-7
San Diego State1st Mountain West West6-211-3

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