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Game Grade: A-
There weren't too many low points for the Nevada Wolf Pack's offense en route to finishing the Gildan New Mexico Bowl with 659 total yards, in addition to 39 first downs, which is a new NCAA bowl game record.
The Wolf Pack did much of their damage on the ground by rushing for 403 yards. Sophomore quarterback Cody Fajardo and junior running back Stefphon Jefferson combined to run for 320 yards and three touchdowns.
Meanwhile, senior running back Nick Hale came in for Jefferson on two separate occasions, though both were after Nevada's No. 1 tailback fumbled, and rushed for 73 yards on 14 carries.
Nevada also had success through the air when head coach Chris Ault wanted to keep the Arizona Wildcats defense completely off balance. Fajardo completed 22 of 31 passes for 256 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Wide receiver Zach Sudfeld hauled in two touchdown receptions for his only catches of the afternoon, and sophomore wideout Richy Turner got himself open for a 33-yard scoring grab in the third quarter.
Plain and simple, Nevada's offense did more than enough to win this game, but the Wolf Pack don't earn a perfect grade due to the four turnovers and another fumble that could have been costly had it been recovered by the Wildcats.