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
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
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.
Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright's left knee injury is not season-ending, according to an MRI Wright had after Thursday night's opening win over UTSA, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Syracuse starting quarterback Terrel Hunt has a significant injury to his right Achilles, head coach Scott Shafer said after the Orange's season-opening 47-0 rout of Rhode Island.
The Mountain West told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that officials correctly ruled the final play that kept Colorado from getting a potential game-tying touchdown against Hawaii before time expired.
ESPN 300 running back Elijah Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, has decided to stay home and attend Georgia, he announced Friday.
Miami reserve linebacker Al-Quadin Muhammad has been suspended for the season opener against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday for a violation of team rules, a source confirmed to ESPN.com
All-American defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart have been suspended for Baylor's season opener Friday against SMU for a violation of team rules, a school spokesman told ESPN.com.