NCAA Game Summary - Nevada at Utah State|
(Saturday, November 26th)
Final Score: Utah State 21, Nevada 17
Logan, ST (Sports Network) - A 34-yard TD reception by Robert Turbin at the
end of the third quarter proved to be the difference as the Utah State Aggies
held off the Nevada Wolf Pack for a 21-17 win in Western Athletic Conference
action at Romney Stadium.
Turbin finished with two catches for 36 yards and added another 61 yards on 18
rushing attempts for the Aggies (6-5, 4-2 WAC) as they logged their fourth
come-from-behind victory of the season and became bowl eligible for the first
time since 1997.
USU quarterback Adam Kennedy converted 7-of-14 passes for 140 yards.
The Wolf Pack (6-5, 4-2), losers of two in a row, were paced by running back
Lampford Mark with a game-high 111 yards and one score, while the quarterback
tandem of Tyler Lantrip and Cody Fajardo combined to hit 27-of-35 passes for
315 yards and a score.
Nevada opened up a 10-0 lead in the first half thanks to a 19-yard field goal
by Jake Hurst in the first quarter and a 35-yard TD run by Mark just 44
seconds into the second frame.
Capping an eight-play, 89-yard drive late in the first half, Kerwynn Williams
zipped into the end zone from 10 yards out for the Aggies to cut the deficit
to 10-7 at the break.
Kennedy combined with Matt Austin on a 21-yard TD pass play late in the third
quarter to give the hosts the 14-10 advantage, but on the ensuing possession
Lantrip found Rishard Matthews on a 76-yard TD pass to again put Nevada out
front at 17-14.
Stanley Morrison threw just one pass on the day for Utah State, but it just
happened to be the most important offensive play of the afternoon as Turbin
reeled in the game-winning TD pass at the end of the third and then the
defense for USU went to work and held the visitors scoreless the rest of the
Nevada controlled the action for almost 35 minutes and generated 500 yards of
total offense, yet those efforts were not quite enough to get the Pack back
into the win column.
11/26 18:29:51 ET