RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Jeff Rowe passed for 210 yards and two
touchdowns to help Nevada beat Colorado State 28-10 on Saturday
Rowe completed 19 of 22 passes and had touchdown strikes of 39
yards to Mike McCoy and 11 yards to Brandon Fragger. Robert Hubbard
and Luke Lippincott each rushed for a touchdown for Nevada (1-2),
which beat Colorado State for the first time. The Wolf Pack were
0-7 against the Rams prior to Saturday.
Nevada held Colorado State (2-1) to 64 yards rushing and sacked
Caleb Hanie five times. Hanie completed 14 of 25 passes for 113
yards and was intercepted twice.
Nevada jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first half. Hubbard scored
on a 1-yard run with 7:48 left in the first quarter, and Lippincott
plunged in from 2 yards out with 14:54 left in the second.
Colorado State's defense kept it close, as the Rams took
advantage of an interception by safety Mike Pagnotta, which he
returned to the Nevada 22, for their first score -- a 36-yard field
goal by Jason Smith.
The Rams then forced Nevada to punt on its next possession and
Sed Patterson blocked the kick, recovered it and ran it 2 yards out
for the touchdown.
Nevada scored with 51 seconds left in the second quarter on a
39-yard pass from Rowe to McCoy to take a 21-10 lead.
Hubbard rushed for 88 yards, and Caleb Spencer caught eight
passes for 78 yards for the Wolf Pack.