Louisiana Tech 27

(2-3, 0-3 away)

Nevada 37

(4-2, 3-1 home)

4:05 PM ET, October 15, 2005

Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV

1 2 3 4 T
LT 7 14 6 027
NEV 14 0 10 1337

Top Performers

Passing: J. Rowe (NEV) - 269 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Mitchell (NEV) - 28 CAR, 146 YDS

Receiving: N. Flowers (NEV) - 6 REC, 85 YDS, 1 TD

Nevada 37, Louisiana Tech 27

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada quarterback Jeff Rowe completed 24-of-45 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead the Wolf Pack to a 37-27 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

Nevada running back B.J. Mitchell added 146 yards on 26 carries, as the Wolf Pack racked up 458 yards of total offense while holding the Bulldogs to 229, including just 68 yards on the ground.

Despite the offensive disparity, Nevada (4-2, 3-0 Western Athletic Conference) needed a 78-yard drive to lead to a 21-yard field goal by Brett Jaekle, giving Nevada a 30-27 lead with 3:12 to play.

Nevada started quickly, taking a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Rowe hit Nichirin Flowers for a 7-yard score with 10:20 left in the first and hit Tommy Haug for a 3-yard score with 4:00 left in the quarter.

But Louisiana Tech (2-3, 2-1) got some help in the second with Rowe's fumble that was recovered by Eddie White in the end zone and Mitchell's fumble on the Nevada 1 that led to Freddie Franklin's 1-yard touchdown run with 2:32 before halftime.

Rowe erased the Bulldogs' 21-14 halftime lead with a 31-yard run with 9:12 left in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs took a 27-24 lead again early in the fourth on Patrick Jackson's 3-yard score with 13:55 left but had the extra point blocked. Nevada tied the game with 9:39 left on Jaekle's 30-yard field goal.