Scores

Final/OT

Nevada 44

(3-3, 2-1 MW)

San Diego State 51

(2-3, 1-0 MW)

Coverage: ESPN

9:00 PM ET, October 4, 2013

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

1 2 3 4 OT T
NEV 7 10 6 21 044
SDSU 7 16 21 0 751

Top Performers

Passing: C. Fajardo (NEV) - 393 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. Brock (NEV) - 25 CAR, 112 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: B. Wimberly (NEV) - 12 REC, 127 YDS, 1 TD

San Diego State beats Nevada 51-44 in overtime

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- 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 Cody Fajardo had directed three touchdown drives in the fourth quarter as the Wolf Pack (3-3, 2-1 Mountain West Conference) wiped out a huge deficit to tie the score with 1:38 left on a 5-yard TD pass to Richy Turner.

Kaehler, who completed 23 of 32 passes for 286 yards and three 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 32 of 51 passes for 387 yards and two TDs, but had two fumbles that San Diego State (2-3, 1-0) turned into touchdowns in the third quarter.

Muema and Donnel Pumphrey each rushed for more than 100 yards for San Diego State. Muema had 134 yards rushing and two touchdowns and Pumphrey had 112 yards, including a spectacular 72 yard TD run in the first quarter.

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.

Brock scored his third touchdown with 4:33 left in the third quarter with a four-yard run that capped the Wolf Pack's third 75-yard drive of the night that made it 36-23.

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

The key play for Nevada in their fourth-quarter rally was San Diego State's decision to go on fourth and 5 from the Nevada 40 with 3:13 left with the Aztecs up 44-37.

Fajardo completed five passes, the last to Turner tying the score at 44 with 1:38 left and setting the stage for the Aztecs' overtime win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
SDSU
1st Downs3321
Total Yards570541
Passing393286
Rushing177255
Penalties4-274-28
3rd Down Conversions11-215-12
4th Down Conversions3-61-2
Turnovers21
Possession33:3726:23

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fajardo33/513937.720
San Diego StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kaehler23/322868.930

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brock251124.5315
Fajardo17492.9011
San Diego StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Muema241345.6250
Pumphrey1111210.2172

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wimberly1212710.6138
Turner911112.3130
San Diego StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts48020.0036
Ruffin47017.5036

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVSDSU
TD10:36Donnel Pumphrey 72 Yd Run. (Wes Feer Kick) 07
TD06:24Kendall Brock 1 Yd Run. (Brent Zuzo Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERNEVSDSU
FG13:49Brent Zuzo 44 Yd 107
TD04:37Adam Muema 7 Yd Run. (Wes Feer Kick) 1014
TD01:57Brandon Wimberly 10 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo. (Brent Zuzo Kick) 1714
SF00:46Ball Through End Zone 1716
TD00:09Dylan Denso 25 Yd Pass From Quinn Kaehler. (Wes Feer Kick) 1723
THIRD QUARTERNEVSDSU
TD12:29Adam Muema 9 Yd Run. (Pat Blocked) 1729
TD08:09Tim Vizzi 5 Yd Run. (Wes Feer Kick) 1736
TD04:33Kendall Brock 4 Yd Run. (Pat Failed) 2336
TD00:24Eric Judge 5 Yd Pass From Quinn Kaehler. (Adam Muema Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2344
FOURTH QUARTERNEVSDSU
TD12:43Kendall Brock 3 Yd Run. (Brent Zuzo Kick) 3044
TD06:26Don Jackson 1 Yd Run. (Brent Zuzo Kick) 3744
TD01:38Richy Turner 5 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo. (Brent Zuzo Kick) 4444
OVERTIMENEVSDSU
TDEric Judge 13 Yd Pass From Quinn Kaehler. (Wes Feer Kick) 4451