Demps 3 TD catches get Nevada past Fresno State, 27-22
RENO, Nev. (AP) Wyatt Demps caught three touchdown passes and Nevada held off a late Fresno State rally to earn a 27-22 win on Saturday night.
The victory evened the Wolfpack's overall record at 3-3 and their Mountain West Conference mark at 1-1.
Demps' first TD came on some razzle-dazzle and it gave the Wolfpack a lead they never relinquished. Tyler Stewart hit Andrew Celis on a swing pass coming out of the backfield, but the wide out pulled up and found a wide-open Demps with a 36-yard strike. Demps, who finished with nine catches for 124 yards, caught a 3-yard toss from Stewart just before intermission and pulled in an 8-yard toss to make it 27-16.
Fresno State (1-5, 0-2) got within five when Dontel James scored from 5-yards out with 5:08 left, but a two-point conversion attempt failed.
James Butler finished with 175 yards rushing on 35 carries for Fresno State.