Trailing 21-13 at halftime, Louisiana Tech rallied to go ahead,
then lost the lead early in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs
reclaimed the lead for good when McCown hit Tramissi Davis on a
30-yard scoring play with 9:49 left.
Moats sealed the victory with a 69-yard touchdown run with 6:13
to play. Moats had twice scored on 1-yard runs earlier in the game.
Nevada jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on short
touchdown runs by Mitchell and Kretschmer.
Louisiana Tech got on the scoreboard with a 24-yard field goal
by Josh Scobee, but then Nevada went ahead 21-3 on a 22-yard
touchdown run by Talib Wise with 13:48 left in the first half.
The Bulldogs scored their first touchdown on a 1-yard run by
Moats with 6:54 remaining in the half. Scobee later added a 39-yard
field goal to make it 21-13 at the intermission.
"It was a bootleg and I anticipated an out rout and I slipped
down and he took up the field," Jones said. "He didn't do
anything we didn't know he'd do. He just makes great plays and part
of that was us being out of position."
Woods caught four passes for 109 yards and his younger brother
D'Juan added six catches for 58 yards.
The Aggies avoided their first shutout at Kyle Field since a
17-0 loss to Cincinnati in 1971 early in the fourth quarter. McNeal
hit Terrence Murphy with a 56-yard pass to the 12 before Courtney
Lewis ran in from 7 yards.
Todd Pegram kicked a 35-yard field goal with 7:40 left in the
Lewis rushed 171 yards on 26 carries for the Aggies.
"I don't think they have believed in their abilities and they
are frustrated as they should be," Franchione said. "I told them
after the game if they weren't hurting, they shouldn't be here."