Recap: Nevada vs. Fresno State
Reno, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian Burrell accounted for 369 total yards and five touchdowns, as the Fresno State Bulldogs downed the Nevada Wolf Pack, 40-20, in Mountain West Conference action at Mackey Stadium.
Burrell completed 25-of-46 passes for 313 yards, four touchdowns and an interception for Fresno State (5-6, 4-3 MWC) while adding 56 yards and a score on the ground. Josh Quezada ran for 119 yards on 24 carries and was also the team's leading receiver with seven catches for 58 yards. Josh Harper (six receptions, 65 yards, TD), Greg Watson (four receptions, 89 yards, TD) and Aaron Peck (four receptions, 71 yards, two TDs) also had big nights receiving.
For Nevada (6-5, 3-4), Cody Fajardo completed less than half his passes (11- of-24) for 126 yards, a touchdown and an interception, although he made up for a lackluster passing performance with a strong rushing output (165 yards, two TDs).
Fresno State got out to a 7-0 lead with 3:29 left in the first quarter on a 19-yard scoring strike from Burrell to Harper. Nevada tied the score up less than a minute later following a 55-yard touchdown run by Fajardo.
Fajardo ripped off another long touchdown run early in the second quarter, this time a 60-yarder, to give the hosts a 14-7 lead.
Burrell tossed a pair of touchdowns less than four minutes apart, one to Peck from 13 yards away and the other a 30-yard to Watson, as the Bulldogs regained the advantage, 21-14.
Nevada scored with just over two minutes remaining in the half on a 14-yard touchdown from Fajardo to Don Jackson, but the ensuing PAT failed to keep the score 21-20 in favor of Fresno State.
The Bulldogs had an eight-play, 55-yard drive at the end of the half, and Burrell scored on a 1-yard rush with 32 seconds left to give the visitors a 28-20 lead at the break.
Fresno State added to its advantage early in the third quarter on another Burrell-to-Peck touchdown hookup, this time from 26 yards out. Kody Kroening added a 32-yard field goal less than four minutes later.
The Bulldogs scored on a safety early in the fourth quarter.
Fresno State outgained Nevada, 551-353, and held had more than 35 minutes of possession time.Game Notes