Nov. 12, 2005
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - B.J. Mitchell rushed for 193 yards on 34 carries and two touchdowns and Nevada struck for three TDs at the end of the first half during a 48-24 win over New Mexico State on Saturday.
Nevada (6-3, 5-1 Western Athletic Conference) had 560 total yards, keeping the turnover-prone Aggies (0-10, 0-6) winless under first-year coach Hal Mumme.
Mitchell scored on a 4-yard run with 1:57 before halftime, putting the Wolf Pack ahead 17-7. Aggies running back Justine Buries fumbled on the ensuing possession, and Nevada's Jeff Rowe threw a 64-yard TD pass to Caleb Spencer on the next play.
New Mexico State fumbled again - this time it was quarterback Royal Gill. Defensive end Craig Bailey scooped up the ball and ran 40 yards into the end zone, making it 31-7 with 36 seconds left before halftime.
Mitchell added a 5-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter and Brett Jaekle kicked a 29-yard field goal in the third.
Rowe completed 22 of 34 passes for 271 yards and three TDs. Spencer caught five of those passes for 114 yards.
Gill was 33-of-47 passes for 357 yards passing. Freshman A.J. Harris caught three passes for 100 yards, all for touchdowns of 10, 41 and 43 yards.