RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Linebacker Joshua Mauga forced one fumble and
recovered another to lead Nevada to a 48-21 win over New Mexico
State on Saturday.
Running back Robert Hubbard ran for 114 yards and a touchdown,
and receiver Caleb Spencer caught two more scoring passes for
Nevada (5-3, 2-2 WAC). Starting with quarterback Jeff Rowe's 6-yard
TD run 9:18 before halftime, the Wolf Pack scored 35 consecutive
New Mexico State (2-6, 0-4 WAC) has not won a WAC game since
joining the league last year. The Aggies also have lost 19 straight
games to Division 1-A opponents.
Three Nevada quarterbacks each threw a touchdown pass and
combined for 230 yards passing, helping to overcome four Wolf Pack
turnovers, including three interceptions. Nevada's defense also
forced five turnovers, leading to 28 points.
Both Rowe and Chase Holbrook, New Mexico State's starting
quarterback, were knocked out of the game with injuries.
Linebacker Tim McManigal returned an interception 60 yards for a
touchdown for New Mexico State, but the Aggies' defense yielded 466
yards of total offense.
Mike McCoy caught an 8-yard TD pass that put Nevada up 28-7 just
3 seconds before halftime. Spencer then scored his second touchdown
of the day on a 9-yard pass from backup quarterback Travis Moore
early in the second half.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier told his players and coaches Monday night that he is retiring immediately, sources told ESPN.com.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in a supplement, coach Jim McElwain announced Monday.
Former USC coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he's saddened by Steve Sarkisian's situation and he has reached out to his former assistant.
Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil will be eligible to return to action for the Rebels following Saturday's game against Memphis, sources told ESPN.com on Monday.
After a decades-long ban, Nevada Gaming Control granted approval for the state's regulated sportsbooks to offer wagering on the Heisman Trophy, with LSU's Leonard Fournette the early favorite.