Nevada builds big first-half lead, beats Buffalo 38-14

RENO, Nev. (AP) James Butler ran for 174 yards and three touchdowns to lead Nevada to a 38-14 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night.

Tyler Stewart ran for a score, and Jaxson Kincaide added 99 yards on 18 carries for the Wolf Pack (2-1). Nevada finished with 352 yards on the ground and 521 yards of offense, bouncing back after putting up just 99 yards rushing in its 39-10 loss at Notre Dame last Saturday.

Stewart was 16 of 21 for 160 yards passing, and he scrambled for a 9-yard touchdown on the Wolf Pack's opening series. Butler scored from inside the 4 on three consecutive Nevada possessions between the second and third quarters to stretch the Wolf Pack's lead to 31-0.

Jordan Johnson had a 57-yard touchdown catch and a 12-yard scoring run for Buffalo (0-2).