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Nevada beats Arkansas State 16-13 in OT at Arizona Bowl

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) As Nevada quarterback Ty Gangi worked through his progressions, Reagan Roberson slipped out into the left flat unnoticed.

Gangi flipped the ball out to his tight end and Arkansas State's defense quickly converged. Roberson shed the first would-be tackler like he was brushing off a bug, made a beeline for the corner of the end zone, diving across the line just before two more defenders could stop him.

Following more than three quarters of offensive ineptitude, the Wolf Pack found their offensive rhythm at just the right time, beating Arkansas State 16-13 on Saturday in the Arizona Bowl on Roberson's 11-yard overtime catch-and-run.

''They took some things away and we had to go to the tight end more,'' said Gangi, who threw for 200 yards and a touchdown on 18-of-34 passing with two interceptions. ''I gave him a chance and he made a great play for me, broke a tackle and dove into the end zone for the winner.''

Nevada (8-5) looked as if it would never get the chance. The Wolf Pack struggled against Arkansas State's stout defensive front, barely eking out 100 yards of total offense for three quarters.

Nevada stayed in it with a bend-don't-break defense and found a rhythm with a couple of big plays in the fourth quarter. Devonte Lee put the Wolf Pack up 10-7 on a 1-yard run with 1:06 left and, after the Red Wolves tied it with Blake Grupe's last-play field goal, Roberson sent them racing onto the field with his bulldozing touchdown.

''This is right up there at the top as far as guys fighting and believing in each other,'' Nevada second-year coach Jay Norvell said.

Arkansas State (8-5) needed a little more belief - at least in the red zone.

The Red Wolves made five trips inside Nevada's 20 and came away with seven points. Arkansas State had two turnovers in the end zone and twice failed to convert on fourth down, including once on a trick play.

Throw in a blocked field goal and another short one badly missed by Grupe, the Red Wolves head into the offseason wondering what if after racking up 499 total yards and coming away with 13 points.

''We've had a struggle with that for a long time,'' Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson said. ''You can blame on whatever you want to, at the end of the day we just didn't get it done.''

Arkansas State's Warren Wand ran for 140 yards and Justice Hansen threw for 275 yards, but also had three interceptions - two in the end zone - after throwing six during the regular season.

The Red Wolvers' miscues in the red zone allowed Nevada to still be within 7-3 at halftime despite managing 72 total yards.

''We believed in the plan and if you continue to work, good things will happen,'' Novell said. ''Just amazing.''

BIG PICTURE

Nevada's offense came to life at just the right time to avoid ending the season with a loss to rival UNLV and a disappointing bowl performance.

Arkansas State will lament its lost offensive opportunities all offseason.

INJURED WOLVES

Arkansas State lost two of its best players by early in the third quarter.

Defensive end Ronheen Bingham, who led the Red Wolves with nine regular-season sacks, had to be helped from the field with a serious left leg injury in the first quarter. On the first play of the third quarter, defensive back Justin Clifton went down with an injury.

''It was tough seeing two of our best defensive players go down,'' Red Wolves safety B.J. Edmonds said. ''We still played well after that, but who knows what could have happened.''

SCHOLARSHIP TIME

Nevada receiver Ben Putman had two of the game's biggest plays, catching a pair of 44-yard passes from Gangi - one on a flea flicker, the other to set up Lee's 1-yard score late in regulation.

A walk-on, Putman finished with four catches and a game-high 144 yards. After the game, Norvell rewarded the junior with a scholarship.

''I didn't know who he was three months ago,'' Norvell said. ''All he does is compete..''

UP NEXT

Arkansas State: Hansen is a senior, so the Red Wolves will need a new QB next season. They also have 14 players on their two-deep roster who are seniors.

Nevada: The Wolf Pack also will be searching for a new QB with Gangi in his final year of eligibility. They also have 14 seniors on the two-deep roster, most of their skill players on offense should be back.

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Scoring Summary
Overtime
No scoring this quarter
Touchdown
6-T.Gangi complete to 31-R.Roberson. 31-R.Roberson runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
25
yds
pos
13
16
Field Goal
25-B.Grupe 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
5
plays
18
yds
pos
13
10
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:03
25-B.Grupe 32 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
46
yds
01:03
pos
10
10
Point After TD 1:06
26-R.Ahmed extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
10
Touchdown 1:15
2-D.Lee runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
10
plays
74
yds
02:37
pos
7
9
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:08
25-B.Grupe extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
3
Touchdown 3:13
34-M.Murray runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
50
yds
02:02
pos
6
3
Field Goal 5:58
26-R.Ahmed 36 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
48
yds
04:26
pos
0
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
1st Downs 25 15
Rushing 9 7
Passing 13 7
Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Conv 2-17 3-16
4th Down Conv 2-5 1-3
Total Net Yards 483 265
Total Plays 93 74
Avg Gain 5.2 3.6
Net Yards Rushing 224 85
Rush Attempts 47 40
Avg Rush Yards 4.8 2.1
Net Yards Passing 259 180
Comp. - Att. 26-46 18-34
Yards Per Pass 5.6 5.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-16 3-20
Penalties - Yards 4-25 6-51
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 3 2
Punts - Avg 6-43.8 9-44.8
Return Yards 14 6
Punts - Returns 3-4 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 1-10 0-0
Int. - Returns 2-0 3-6
Kicking 3/5 2/2
Extra Points 1/1 1/1
Field Goals 2/4 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234 OTT
Arkansas State 8-5 0703313
Nevada 8-5 0307616
259 PASS YDS 180
224 RUSH YDS 85
483 TOTAL YDS 265
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Hansen 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.5% 275 0 3 93.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.9% 3447 27 9 149.0
J. Hansen 26/46 275 0 3
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
W. Wand 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 140 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
139 792 4
W. Wand 16 140 0 38
M. Murray 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 67 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
154 860 8
M. Murray 17 67 1 23
J. Hansen 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
133 411 6
J. Hansen 12 15 0 10
K. Merritt 13 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 31 0
K. Merritt 1 3 0 3
La. Bonner 70 OL
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
La. Bonner 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
O. Bayless 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 129 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
39 566 2
O. Bayless 7 129 0 36
K. Merritt 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 66 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
83 1005 7
K. Merritt 8 66 0 43
J. McInnis 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 54 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
61 748 5
J. McInnis 5 54 0 18
W. Wand 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 213 1
W. Wand 5 23 0 12
J. Adams, Jr. 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 267 3
J. Adams, Jr. 1 3 0 3
K. Edwards 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 197 2
K. Edwards 0 0 0 0
D. Brown 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Brown 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Chambers 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
T. Chambers 8-1 0.0 0
D. Jackson 34 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
D. Jackson 6-0 0.0 0
B. Edmonds 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 3 0.0
B. Edmonds 6-2 0.0 1
F. Merrill 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
F. Merrill 5-0 0.0 0
J. Clifton 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 2 0.0
J. Clifton 4-2 0.0 0
J. Chandler 31 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
J. Chandler 3-0 1.0 0
J. Gibson 5 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Gibson 3-0 0.0 0
C. Bonner 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Bonner 3-0 0.0 0
D. Emory 39 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
D. Emory 3-0 2.0 0
K. Thurmon 15 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Thurmon 2-0 0.0 0
D. Bean 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Bean 1-0 0.0 0
B. Byner 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
B. Byner 1-0 0.0 0
J. Smith 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Smith 1-0 0.0 0
J. Carbonell 87 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Carbonell 1-0 0.0 0
L. Wescott 37 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Wescott 1-0 0.0 0
A. Fletcher 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Fletcher 1-0 0.0 0
W. Bradley-King 50 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
W. Bradley-King 1-0 0.0 0
J. Brown 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Brown 1-0 0.0 0
J. Jacobs 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 4 0.0
J. Jacobs 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Grupe 25 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/4 1/1
SEASON FG XP
14/21 35/38
B. Grupe 2/4 32 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Grace 41 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 43.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
64 40.6 2
C. Grace 6 43.8 2 62
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
W. Wand 6 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 25.5 10 0
W. Wand 1 10.0 10 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
W. Wand 6 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 0.5 1 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
28 8.3 1 0
W. Wand 2 0.5 1 0
B. Edmonds 3 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
B. Edmonds 1 3.0 3 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Gangi 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.9% 200 1 2 100.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.5% 3331 24 13 135.7
T. Gangi 18/34 200 1 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Taua 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 56 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
178 872 6
T. Taua 22 56 0 11
K. Moore 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 433 4
K. Moore 7 20 0 7
D. Lee 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 16 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 193 7
D. Lee 3 16 1 15
J. Kincaide 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 119 2
J. Kincaide 1 -2 0 -2
T. Gangi 6 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 146 3
T. Gangi 6 -3 0 11
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Putman 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 114 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 114 0
B. Putman 4 114 0 44
D. Christian 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 36 0
D. Christian 3 31 0 15
R. Roberson 31 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 19 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 25 1
R. Roberson 2 19 1 11
C. Turner 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 13 0
C. Turner 1 13 0 13
K. Fossum 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
70 734 1
K. Fossum 1 9 0 9
T. Taua 35 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 202 1
T. Taua 2 8 0 6
T. Carter-Wells 49 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 73 0
T. Carter-Wells 3 7 0 3
B. O'Leary-Orange 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 214 4
B. O'Leary-Orange 0 0 0 0
J. Kincaide 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 111 2
J. Kincaide 0 0 0 0
R. Doubs 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
R. Doubs 0 0 0 0
E. Cooks 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 348 6
E. Cooks 0 0 0 0
C. Lappin 33 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 -1 0
C. Lappin 2 -1 0 1
Defense T-A SACK INT
G. Sewell 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
G. Sewell 7-0 0.0 0
J. Brent 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 2 0.0
J. Brent 7-0 0.0 2
J. Dotson 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 2 0.0
J. Dotson 6-0 0.0 1
M. Reed 90 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
M. Reed 5-0 0.0 0
M. Broady 16 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
M. Broady 5-0 0.0 0
A. Rufus 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
A. Rufus 5-1 0.0 0
D. Baber 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 3 0.0
D. Baber 4-2 0.0 0
K. Rush 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
K. Rush 4-0 0.0 0
J. McDade 78 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
J. McDade 4-0 1.0 0
D. Peterson 51 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.5
D. Peterson 4-1 0.5 0
L. Weber 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
L. Weber 3-1 1.0 0
D. Brown 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
D. Brown 3-0 0.0 0
T. Williams 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
T. Williams 3-1 0.0 0
S. Hammond 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
S. Hammond 2-1 0.5 0
K. Meder 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Meder 2-0 0.0 0
A. Arnold 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Arnold 1-0 0.0 0
C. Green 54 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Green 1-0 0.0 0
B. Robins 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
B. Robins 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Ahmed 26 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
15/20 40/44
R. Ahmed 1/1 36 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Q. Conaway 35 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
9 44.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
63 43.3 1
Q. Conaway 9 44.8 1 69
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NEVADA 35 0:52 4 -16 Punt
12:08 ARKST 38 1:40 5 36 Downs
8:30 ARKST 23 3:38 12 47 FG Miss
2:33 ARKST 39 0:48 4 14 INT
0:27 ARKST 45 0:08 8 23 Downs
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:42 ARKST 21 1:12 3 3 Punt
5:15 NEVADA 35 2:02 8 75 TD
1:44 ARKST 6 1:33 5 86 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:39 ARKST 22 5:17 15 74 Downs
7:10 NEVADA 39 2:02 6 -56 INT
3:04 ARKST 48 1:26 5 12 Punt
0:55 NEVADA 34 0:35 3 -65 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:36 ARKST 38 1:11 3 1 Punt
9:45 ARKST 22 1:35 4 20 Punt
4:18 ARKST 24 0:21 3 1 Punt
1:06 NEVADA 35 1:03 9 56 FG
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
NEVADA 25 5 18 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:01 NEVADA 19 1:16 3 2 Punt
9:53 NEVADA 26 1:18 3 4 Punt
4:47 NEVADA 30 1:40 9 33 Downs
1:23 NEVADA 20 0:50 3 0 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:13 NEVADA 32 0:48 3 9 Punt
10:24 NEVADA 38 4:26 10 43 FG
3:08 ARKST 35 1:13 4 0 Punt
0:07 NEVADA 20 0:00 1 -2 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:03 ARKST 35 0:00 5 2 Punt
7:50 NEVADA 5 0:09 2 56 INT
4:33 NEVADA 5 1:24 4 13 Punt
1:34 NEVADA 2 0:10 2 64 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NEVADA 1 1:19 4 12 Punt
12:20 NEVADA 20 2:18 6 27 Punt
7:45 NEVADA 23 2:47 7 53 Downs
3:52 NEVADA 26 2:37 10 74 TD
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
ARKST 25 5 25 End of Quarter