Scores

Final

BYU 28

(8-4, 3-3 away)

Nevada 23

(4-8, 4-2 home)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

3:00 PM ET, November 30, 2013

Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV

1 2 3 4 T
BYU 0 0 14 1428
NEV 7 0 7 923

Top Performers

Passing: C. Fajardo (NEV) - 259 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Williams (BYU) - 15 CAR, 219 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Wimberly (NEV) - 10 REC, 117 YDS, 1 TD

BYU edges Nevada in 28-23 win

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. -- After a first half with zero points, five first downs and nine penalties, BYU found its groove in the second half.

Taysom Hill threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as BYU beat Nevada on Saturday, 28-23.

Hill led the second half charge for the Cougars (8-4), as he completed 14 of 18 passes for 98 yards with two touchdowns and ran for 154 yards and a score.

Hill had an 18-yard first down run with 1:42 left that sealed the win in the regular season finale for both teams.

The Wolf Pack (4-8, 3-5 Mountain West) led by seven at halftime and scored with 2:42 left in the game to shrink the deficit to five, but failed on a 2-point try and BYU ran the clock out to win it.

BYU running back Jamaal Williams rushed for 219 yards with a 66-yard touchdown 32 seconds into the second quarter. He had 188 rushing yards in the second half alone.

The BYU defense had an interception in the end zone by Robertson Daniel and blocked a field goal that helped spur the win.

But the win didn't come easily.

BYU had 14 penalties for 142 yards compared to Nevada's four. The Cougars were flagged when a defender tried to jump over a Nevada lineman to block a punt, which gave Nevada a first down, and in the second half were flagged for a late hit that negated an interception in the Nevada red zone.

Wolf Pack quarterback Cody Fajardo completed 23 of 33 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Brandon Wimberly caught 10 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown.

BYU will play a yet to be named opponent in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 27.

The Wolf Pack will not play a postseason game for the first time since 2004.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BYU
NEV
1st Downs1926
Total Yards492363
Passing98259
Rushing394104
Penalties14-1424-25
3rd Down Conversions6-136-14
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers11
Possession24:2335:37

Passing Leaders

BYUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill14/18985.420
NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fajardo23/332597.811

Rushing Leaders

BYUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams1521914.6166
Hill261545.9135
NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brock14564.0130
Jackson14352.5013

Receiving Leaders

BYURECYDSAVGTDLG
Ridley3279.0011
Friel2189.0110
NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wimberly1011711.7127
Turner68213.7028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBYUNEV
TD12:10Kendall Brock 2 Yd Run (Brent Zuzo Kick) 07
THIRD QUARTERBYUNEV
TD14:28Jamaal Williams 66 Yd Run (Justin Sorensen Kick) 77
TD09:34Cody Fajardo 3 Yd Run (Brent Zuzo Kick) 714
TD06:07Kaneakua Friel 10 Yd Pass From Taysom Hill (Justin Sorensen Kick) 1414
FOURTH QUARTERBYUNEV
TD14:50JD Falslev 3 Yd Pass From Taysom Hill (Justin Sorensen Kick) 2114
FG09:02Brent Zuzo 24 Yd 2117
TD06:40Taysom Hill 35 Yd Run (Justin Sorensen Kick) 2817
TD02:42Brandon Wimberly 4 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2823