NCAA Game Summary - Hawaii at Nevada
(Saturday, November 12th)
Final Score: Nevada 42, Hawaii 28
Reno, NV (Sports Network) - Cody Fajardo threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as he led the Nevada Wolf Pack to a 42-28 win over the Hawaii Warriors in Western Athletic Conference play at Mackay Stadium.
Fajardo converted 25-of-35 passes for 290 yards and survived three sacks while running for 81 yards on 19 attempts for the Wolf Pack (6-3, 4-0 WAC) as they won their fifth in a row. Lampford Mark accounted for a game-high 105 yards and a score on 24 attempts.
The Warriors (5-5, 3-3) were paced by Shane Austin who connected on 17-of-38 passes for 246 yards and a score, but he was also picked off three times on the night. Jeremiah Ostrowski caught eight balls for a game-high 133 yards and a TD in the setback.
The Warriors were the first to land on the scoreboard as kicker Kenton Chun knocked through a 35-yard field goal after the visitors moved the ball 33 yards on six plays to open the meeting.
Nevada moved out to a 14-3 lead thanks to a four-yard TD run by Mark in the first quarter and a 13-yard TD pass from Fajardo to Rishard Matthews early in the second.
The teams combined for three scores in the final 2:30 of the first half, beginning with a 38-yard field goal by Hawaii's Tyler Hadden. Barely a minute later John Hardy-Tuliau was credited with a touchdown following a blocked punt, while a successful two-point conversion locked the score at 14-14.
With 21 seconds to play in the half, Fajardo and Matthews combined on an eight-yard TD pass play to put Nevada back on top at 21-14.
A 25-yard TD run by Fajardo at the 9:35 mark of the third pushed the Pack to a 28-14 edge.
Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa responded with a three-yard TD run, but from there the teams again traded scoring opportunities.
Less than a minute into the fourth frame Fajardo struck again, this time with a five-yard TD pass to Shane Anderson to make the score 35-21 in favor of the hosts.
Austin and Ostrowski combined on a 21-yard TD pass play barely three minutes later, but once more Nevada responded as Mason Magleby tossed a 15-yard TD pass to Kolby Arendse to give the Pack its margin of victory.
Nevada generated 528 yards of total offense and controlled the action for close to 38 minutes on the night.
11/13 03:11:27 ET