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Nevada falls to Air Force in OT, 45-38

By ThisIsReno

Wolf Pack logoPostgame Notes: Air Force (8-2, 4-2) 45, Nevada (6-4, 3-3) 38 (OT)

 

SERIES HISTORY

Air Force pulls ahead in the series history with Nevada, 2-1 … The Wolf Pack falls to 0-2 at Falcon Stadium.

 

COMEBACK STREAK SNAPPED

Nevada’s streak of three consecutive come-from-behind victories was snapped by Air Force … Nevada took its first lead with 7:03 in the fourth quarter (35-31) on a 21-yard touchdown pass … AF responded with a touchdown before Nevada pulled level with a field goal with 12 seconds left … Nevada falls to 4-6 all-time in overtime games, having dropped three straight overtime battles.

 

RUSHING NOTES

Junior RB Don Jackson eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the first time this season, rushing for 123 yards on 27 carries … The Sacramento, Calif., native also had a career-best three touchdowns … His rushing total was one-yard short of matching a season-best … Nevada finished with 225 yards on the ground, eclipsing the 200-yard barrier for the third straight game and for the fifth time this season.

 

FAJARDO PASSES KAEPERNICK IN CAREER ATTEMPTS

Cody Fajardo completed 23-of-33 passes at Air Force, passing Colin Kaepernick (2007-10) for second in program history in career pass attempts with 1,278 … Fajardo accounted for 370 yards of total offense, passing for 270 yards – his most since 285 at BYU – while rushing for 100 yards on 11 carries … Fajardo now has three 100-yard rushing efforts this season and 11 for his career.

 

DOBRICH SETS CAREER-HIGH

Junior LB Jordan Dobrich led the Nevada defense with a career-high 16 tackles … The team captain’s previous career-best was 14 at Colorado State in 2013.

 

HASAAN HENDERSON INJURY

An injury to sophomore WR Hasaan Henderson resulted in a lengthy delay in the second half … Henderson was carted off the field in a stretcher … After the game, Nevada head coach Brian Polian announced that Henderson was awake, alert and had movement in his limbs.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

The Wolf Pack is now 1-1 during day games on the season… The wind chill was 15 degrees at kickoff – Nevada’s coldest game of the season … Nevada’s streak of 22 games with a recovered turnover – which ranked third in the nation – came to an end … Nevada attempted its first onside kick of the season, successfully recovering the kick in the third quarter … Senior Kendall Brock recorded his first kickoff return of the season and the 64th of his career.

 

PARTICIPATION

Nevada used a starting linebacking corps of Bryan Lane Jr., Jonathan McNeal and Jordan Dobrich for the second time this season … The Wolf Pack offense returned to a two-tight end starting set for the first time since the Hawai’i game as freshman Matt Moen made his third career start.

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