College Football: Nevada Wolf Pack Routs New Mexico Lobos

Michael PatmasCorrespondent IIIOctober 16, 2011

The Nevada Wolf Pack dominated New Mexico today in a lopsided win, 49-7. The last time the two teams met was in the 2007 New Mexico Bowl when the Lobos shut out Nevada.

The Wolf Pack amassed 598 yards of offense. Freshman quarterback Cody Fajardo went 20-of-25 passing for 203 yards and one interception. He did rush for two touchdowns.

Stephon Jefferson led Nevada's 338-yard rushing game with 14 carries for 108 yards and one TD. Lampford Mark had nine carries for 39 yards, but he punched in three rushing TDs.

Nevada continued to play sloppy football and had three turnovers and nine penalties for 75 yards. But the Wolf Pack defense was stifling and held the Lobos scoreless until late in the game. Nevada scored a defensive touchdown on a Marlon Johnson fumble recovery.

Nevada 3-3, has now won two in a row and scored 86 points in their last two games while holding opponents to only 7 points. After a rough first four weeks that saw the Wolf Pack face Oregon, Texas Tech and Boise State on the road, the Wolf Pack now faces conference teams for the remainder of the season.

At 1-0 in conference play, Nevada is atop the WAC and a conference championship remains a possibility. A few weeks ago, that did not seem possible.

The Wolf Pack faces Fresno State at home next week. The two teams have both faced Boise State. Nevada fared better against the Broncos than the Bulldogs did holding BSU to its lowest point total of the season.

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