|Date of game: 10/4/2014
Recap: Nevada vs. Boise State
Reno, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Jay Ajayi rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns as the Boise State Broncos outlasted the Nevada Wolf Pack, 51-46, in a Mountain West Conference duel at MacKay Stadium.
Grant Hedrick threw for 346 yards and two touchdowns on 26-of-31 passing, though he was intercepted once for Boise State (4-2, 2-1 MWC).
Cody Fajardo tallied 306 yards and three touchdowns on 23-of-43 passing but was guilty of four interceptions for Nevada (3-2, 1-1). Fajardo also led the Wolf Pack with 71 yards and two scores on the ground. Hasaan Henderson contributed 141 yards on seven receptions and Jarred Gipson had 74 yards and two touchdowns on six catches.
The opening score of the game occurred when Hedrick threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Jake Roh midway through the first quarter.
Fajardo answered with a 13-yard touchdown run on the next drive.
Hedrick hooked up with Shane Williams-Rhodes for a four-yard touchdown just over three minutes later, although the extra point attempt was blocked.
Fajardo threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Gipson early in the second quarter as the Wolf Pack pulled ahead, 14-13.
The Broncos went back on top with a 35-yard field goal from Dan Goodale but the lead would not last long as Fajardo threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jerico Richardson less than three minutes later.
The lead continued to change hands as Tyler Gray returned a Fajardo interception 32 yards for a touchdown.
However, this time the Broncos extended their edge rather than give it up, as Hedrick scored on a two-yard touchdown run before halftime.
Boise State kept the scoring up after the break, with Ajayi scoring on a one- yard touchdown run early in the third quarter.
Fajardo helped the Wolf Pack respond with a 56-yard touchdown run less than two minutes later, which was followed by a successful two-point conversion attempt.
Ajayi scored his second touchdown of the game late in the third quarter on a 26-yard run.
The scoring rampage continued early in the fourth quarter. Ian Seau returned a Hedrick interception 32 yards for a touchdown, Ajayi answered with a two-yard touchdown run and Fajardo threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Gipson all within the first three minutes of the frame.
Midway through the period Brent Zuzo connected on a 45-yard field goal, but the Wolf Pack were never able to reclaim the lead.
In a game ruled by offense the Broncos had a 570-462 advantage in total yards.Game Notes