San Jose State 24

(2-6, 1-4 MW)

Nevada 42

(5-4, 3-2 MW)

Coverage: GamePlan

9:05 PM ET, November 6, 2004

Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV

1 2 3 4 T
SJSU 0 0 10 1424
NEV 7 7 14 1442

Top Performers

Passing: J. Rowe (NEV) - 252 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Robinson (NEV) - 13 CAR, 71 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: N. Flowers (NEV) - 9 REC, 117 YDS

Nevada 42, San Jose State 24

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Jeff Rowe completed 25 of 35 passes, including a string of 11 straight completions, for 252 yards and two touchdowns to lead Nevada to a 42-24 victory over San Jose State on Saturday night.

The Wolf Pack (5-4, 3-2 WAC) had six sacks and held San Jose State to 305 yards of total offense and just 32 yards rushing. Nevada ran up 454 total yards, with Nichiren Flowers catching nine passes for 117 yards.

The Spartans (2-6, 1-4) appeared to be rallying late in the third quarter, but Wolf Pack linebacker Shaun Tagatauli came free on a blitz, forced quarterback Dale Rogers to fumble and recovered on San Jose State's 5.

Nevada running back Chance Kretschmer punched it on the next play, giving Nevada a 28-10 lead with 4:18 left in the third quarter.

The Wolf Pack appeared to put the Spartans away with running back Drew Robinson's 1-yard touchdown run that made it 35-10 with 9:45 to play. But John Broussard returned the kickoff 95 yards to make it 35-17.

Robinson finished San Jose State off 4 minutes later with a 12-yard run that gave Nevada a 42-17 lead with 5:36 to play. The victory gave Nevada its first three-game winning streak since 1998.

The Wolf Pack ventured into San Jose State territory on all four of their offensive possessions in the first half, but scored just 14 points thanks to a missed field goal and a failed fourth-down attempt.

Rowe, who completed 13 of 15 passes for 156 yards in the first half, completed a 14-yard throw to Flowers on an inside screen in the first half. That set up B.J. Mitchell's 1-yard run that gave Nevada a 14-0 lead with 6:31 to play in the first half.

Rowe had connected with receiver Caleb Spencer for a 4-yard touchdown play that gave the Wolf Pack a 7-0 lead with 1:51 in the first quarter.