LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyler Nevens had 12 carries for a career-high 184 yards, together with an explosive 69-yard landing burst, and San Jose State overcame its largest halftime deficit of the season to beat Nevada 30-20 on Friday evening and clinch this system’s first berth within the Mountain West Convention Championship sport.
San Jose State (6-0, 6-0), which trailed 20-7 at halftime, is off to its finest begin for the reason that Spartans went 13-0 in 1939 and performs Boise State within the title sport on Dec. 18.
Freshman Shamar Garrett caught the opening kickoff of the second half on the 2, ran up the best hashmark to concerning the 25 and broke left earlier than racing alongside the sideline to trim SJSU’s deficit to 20-14. On its ensuing drive, the Wolf Pack moved to San Jose State’s 1 earlier than, on second-and-goal, Jay Kavika pressured a fumble by Toa Taua that was recovered by Jay Lenard. Derrick Deese Jr.’s 5-yard landing catch capped a 12-play, 99-yard drive with 2:34 left within the third quarter and Nevens’ scoring run gave the Spartans a 27-20 lead about two minutes later.
Taua had 11 carries for 96 yards for Nevada (6-2, 6-2).
Junior Cade Corridor had 2 1/2 sacks, together with a pair on back-to-back performs on Nevada’s closing offensive possession. The 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive finish has eight sacks this season, tied for eighth most within the nation.
SJSU had 196 of its 200 yards speeding within the second half and completed with 506 totals yards.
Nevada, which turnover the ball within the first half, misplaced 4 fumbles after halftime.