Scores

Final

Nevada 20

(5-5, 3-3 MW)

SMU 38

(3-7, 3-4 American)

6:00 PM ET, November 13, 2004

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 3 3 14 020
SMU 10 0 28 038

Top Performers

Passing: J. Rowe (NEV) - 351 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Romo (SMU) - 17 CAR, 79 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Wise (NEV) - 8 REC, 149 YDS, 1 TD

Nnabuife returns 2 fumbles for TDs during 28-point third

DALLAS (AP) -- Alvin Nnabuife returned two fumbles for touchdowns during Southern Methodist's 28-point third quarter as the Mustangs beat Nevada 38-20 on Saturday night.

The Mustangs (3-7, 3-4 Western Athletic) led just 10-6 at halftime but quickly took control in the third to win consecutive games for the first time since 2002.

The Wolf Pack (5-5, 3-3) had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 0-5 on the road.

Nnabuife had the second-longest fumble return in school history with his 95-yard score on Drew Robinson's fumble in the third quarter for the game's final score. He also scored on a 17-yard return on Trevor Brackett's fumbled kickoff return for a 31-13 SMU lead.

Nevada committed four turnovers, including two fumbles by Robinson inside the SMU 20-yard line.

Backup quarterback Jerad Romo, who split time with starter Tony Eckert, led SMU with 79 yards rushing and finished 8-of-13 for 101 yards.

Romo's 13-yard touchdown run gave the Mustangs a 17-13 lead after Nevada had taken the lead on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Rowe to Nichiren Flowers. Rowe completed 29-of-46 passes for 351 yards and two touchdowns. Flowers had nine catches for 99 yards.

Nevada got inside SMU's 20-yard line four straight times in the second quarter but only scored a field goal. Robinson fumbled at the 15, a fake field goal failed and Nevada couldn't stop the clock at the 6-yard line as the second quarter ended.

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