Scores

Final

Nevada 17

(1-1, 1-0 MW)

San Jose State 14

(0-3, 0-1 MW)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:00 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Spartan Stadium (CA), San Jose, CA

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 7 7 3 017
SJSU 7 0 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: M. Faulkner (SJSU) - 131 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Ball (NEV) - 29 CAR, 124 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Matthews (NEV) - 7 REC, 77 YDS

Nevada 17, San Jose St. 14

Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Mike Ball ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns and Duke Williams intercepted a potential go-ahead pass in the end zone with 1:10 remaining to seal Nevada's 17-14 victory over San Jose State on Saturday.

The Wolf Pack (1-1) looked in control for most of the game before backup quarterback Matt Faulkner entered late in the third quarter to spark the Spartans (0-3).

Faulkner led San Jose State on a touchdown drive that cut Nevada's lead to 17-14 midway through the fourth and drove the Spartans to the 15 in the closing minutes. But on third-and-9, Williams intercepted a pass in the end zone intended for Chandler Jones to thwart the comeback attempt and give the defending Western Athletic Conference champion Wolf Pack the win in the conference opener.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
SJSU
1st Downs2315
Total Yards373290
Passing112152
Rushing261138
Penalties4-403-35
3rd Down Conversions7-164-14
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers44
Possession35:5124:09

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lantrip11/211125.302
San Jose StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Faulkner10/191316.901

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ball291244.3221
Jefferson12756.3017
San Jose StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rutley17865.1115
Stewart7436.1170

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Matthews77711.0017
Anderson3299.7012
San Jose StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones5367.2016
Otten13535.0035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVSJSU
TD02:46Mike Ball 4 Yd Run (Anthony Martinez Kick) 70
TD00:27Dasmen Stewart 28 Yd Run (Harrison Waid Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERNEVSJSU
TD08:48Mike Ball 1 Yd Run (Anthony Martinez Kick) 147
THIRD QUARTERNEVSJSU
FG04:27Anthony Martinez 18 Yd 177
FOURTH QUARTERNEVSJSU
TD07:59Brandon Rutley 1 Yd Run (Harrison Waid Kick) 1714