SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Dlugolecki passed for 262 yards and two
touchdowns, as San Diego State topped Nevada 27-10 Saturday night.
The Aztecs, who held a 17-3 halftime lead, recorded their
fourth-straight home victory for the first time since 1998-99.
Nevada (2-2) came into the game averaging 39.3 points per game
this season, 17th best in the nation. But the Wolf Pack needed a
late touchdown to avoid being held to its lowest total in 284
After a scoreless third quarter, San Diego State (2-1) increased
its lead to 24-3 on a 19-yard touchdown reception by Ramal Porter
with 9:30 left in the game. It came two plays after an interception
by Marviel Underwood as part of a quick exchange of turnovers.
Nevada's Chris Barry first recovered a fumble at the Wolf Pack
21. But two plays later, Underwood had his interception off a
deflection to give the Aztecs the ball at Nevada 25.
The Wolf Pack, down 27-3, scored with 53 seconds left on a
3-yard touchdown run by Chance Kretschmer.
Nevada starting quarterback Jeff Rowe, who was pulled late in
the fourth quarter, went 19-for-40 for 204 yards with two
Dlugolecki completed 23 of 40 attempts with two interceptions.
Jeff Webb helped lead the Aztecs with nine catches for 101 yards,
including a 23-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.