Nevada football falls to Fresno State 41-21
Despite two touchdowns in the last minute of the first half, Nevada was unable to flip momentum on their side and fell to Fresno State 41-21 on Saturday night in Fresno.
The Pack fell in a 31-0 hole to begin the game, and the deficit was just too big to overcome. Fresno State's win marks the program's first win over an FBS program in 687 days. Nevada now falls to 0-5 on their season.
In quarterback Ty Gangi's third start this season, he went for 253 yards on 31-48 passing with two touchdowns and three interceptions. Wide receivers Wyatt Demps and McLane Mannix continued to lead the offense, with Demps having ten catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. Mannix had six catches for 68 yards. Red shirt freshman receiver Trevion Armstrong also had his first touchdown with 35 seconds in the second quarter. Nevada got that final possession due to true freshman Nephi Sewell stripping Fresno State of the ball on a kickoff return.
Fresno State had 504 yards of offense compared to Nevada's 314. The Bulldogs also had nearly quadruple the amount of rushing yards (192) that Nevada had (61). Fresno State made the most of their chances, converting in the red zone five of six times.
Nevada hosts Hawaii next Saturday at 7:30 PM. The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network. Hawaii is 2-2 as of this article being written.