Nevada at Boise State

Boise State throttles Nevada, 34-17

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Boise State running back Jay Ajayi ran for a career-high 222 yards on 24 carries with three touchdowns to lead the Broncos to a 34-17 win over Nevada.

Backup quarterback Grant Hedrick threw for 150 yards and ran for 115 more.

Hedrick, a junior who had only attempted 36 passes in his career, took over when starting quarterback Joe Southwick injured his right foot on the Broncos' first offensive play from scrimmage. He finished 18-of-21 passing. He is also the first Bronco quarterback to rush for over 100 yards since Jared Zabranski rushed for 123 against Hawaii in 2004.

Boise State (5-2, 3-1 Mountain West) won its eighth straight game at home against Nevada.

Nevada (3-4, 2-2), which led at halftime against Boise State for the first time since 1997, lost its fifth straight on the road dating back to last season.

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Scoring Summary
NEVADABrent Zuzo 33 yd FG
NEVADAKendall Brock 6 yd run (Brent Zuzo kick)
BOISEJay Ajayi 9 yd run (Dan Goodale kick)
NEVADADon Jackson 3 yd run (Brent Zuzo kick)
BOISEJay Ajayi 4 yd run (missed kick)
BOISEJay Ajayi 71 yd run (Dan Goodale kick)
BOISEGrant Hedrick 20 yd run (Dan Goodale kick)
BOISEGrant Hedrick 14 yd run (Dan Goodale kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2726
Third Down Efficiency5-148-12
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-0
Plays-Net Yards82-37367-557
Passing Yds208150
Kick Return Yds2183
Punt Return Yds49
Time of Poss.37:2322:37
Individual Stats
NEVADA: Kendall Brock 18-78, Chris Solomon 7-41, Don Jackson 10-34, Cody Fajardo 17-12
BOISE: Jay Ajayi 24-222, Grant Hedrick 8-115, Derrick Thomas 6-48, Shane Williams-Rhodes 1-9, Jack Fields 4-8, Joe Southwick 1-7, Devan Demas 1-0, Team 1--2
NEVADA: Cody Fajardo 22-29-208-0, Aaron Bradley 0-1-0-0
BOISE: Grant Hedrick 18-21-150-1
NEVADA: Brandon Wimberly 11-121, Richy Turner 6-54, Aaron Bradley 4-30, Jarred Gipson 1-3
BOISE: Matt Miller 5-55, Shane Williams-Rhodes 5-40, Jay Ajayi 3-9, Connor Peters 2-14, Troy Ware 1-20, Jake Hardee 1-7, Derrick Thomas 1-5
Nevada3rd Mountain West West3-55-7
Boise State1st Mountain West Mountain6-210-3

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