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Fresno State extends streak; topples Nevada 40-20 in last home game of 2014

By ThisIsReno

Wolf Pack logoPOSTGAME NOTES: Fresno State (5-6, 4-3) 40, Nevada (6-5, 3-4) 20.

 

SERIES HISTORY

Fresno State leads the series with Nevada, 27-18-1 … The Bulldogs have won the past three meetings with the Wolf Pack … Nevada falls to 11-12-1 all-time against Fresno State at Mackay Stadium … The Bulldogs’ 20-point margin of victory marked Nevada’s worst loss of the season.

 

FAJARDO BY THE NUMBERS

Senior QB Cody Fajardo scored rushing touchdowns of 55 and 60 yards, eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the fourth time this season and the 12th time in his career … Fajardo finished with 22 carries for 165 yards … With the performance, Fajardo broke Air Force’s Chance Harridge’s record for most 100-yard rushing games by a QB in Mountain West competitions (10) … Fajardo also moved to third in MW history for most rushing TDs by a quarterback in MW games (32) … Fajardo’s 165 rushing yards set a new season-high … Fajardo also moved into a tie for eighth place in Wolf Pack history with Jeff Rowe (2002-06) for most passing TDs (54) after a 14-yard strike to junior RB Don Jackson … Fajardo completed 11-of-124 passes for 126 yards and one score, finishing with 291 yards of total offense.

 

TURNER 2,000

Senior WR Richy Turner made an acrobatic 34-yard reception in the third quarter, and eclipsed 2,000 career receiving yards in the process … The Long Beach, Calif., native now has 2,030 receiving yards in his Wolf Pack career.

 

TURNOVERS

Junior DE Lenny Jones intercepted Brian Burrell in the second quarter and set up a Wolf Pack touchdown with his second career pick … Senior FS Nigel Haikins recovered his third fumble of the season as senior LB Jonathan McNeal forced a fumble on a Fresno State kick return in the second quarter … Nevada lost fumbles in this game (3) than they did in the entire season combined (1) prior to tonight … Nevada matched a season-high with four turnovers.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Nevada rushed for 227 yards on 38 carries, breaking the 200-yard rushing mark for the third straight game and for the fifth time this season … Nevada falls to 2-4 on the season when the opponent scores first and 3-5 when trailing at halftime … Junior RB Don Jackson’s 14-yard TD reception in the second quarter marked his first career receiving TD at Nevada.

 

PARTICIPATION 

Prior to kickoff, Nevada recognized 16 student-athletes on Senior Night; DL Jordan Hanson, OL Kyle Roberts, OL Matt Galas, WR Richy Turner, CB Evan Favors, QB Cody Fajardo, FS Nigel Haikins, CB Charles Garrett, DL Brock Hekking, QB Devin Combs, LB Gabe Lee, RB Kendall Brock, RB Nate McLaurin, LB Jonathan McNeal, DL Dupree Roberts-Jordan and TE Zach Brickell … The Wolf Pack offense opened in a two-tight end set for the fourth time in the past five games … Nevada used the same defensive starting lineup for the second consecutive game.

 

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