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.