November 2, 1997 in Sports

Utah State Gets By Boise State With Late Score

Associated Press
 

Matt Sauk threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Nakia Jenkins with 1:14 remaining Saturday to give Utah State a 24-20 victory over Boise State at Logan, Utah.

Jenkins’ catch capped a 62-yard drive that came on the heels of a 9-yard touchdown pass from Bart Hendricks to Rodney Smith, which gave Boise State a 20-17 lead with 2:51 remaining.

Hendricks passed for 276 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The final pick, by Johndale Carty, clinched the win for Utah State (5-4, 3-0) with 18 seconds left.

Utah St. 24, Boise St. 20

Boise St. 0 7 6 7 - 20

Utah St. 7 0 3 14 - 24

USU-Blue 2 run (Bohn kick) BSU-Nelson 26 pass from Hendricks (Belcastro kick) BSU-FG Belcastro 37 USU-FG Bohn 47 BSU-FG Belcastro 34 USU-Blue 3 run (Bohn kick) BSU-Smith 9 pass from Hendricks (Belcastro kick) USU-Jenkins 19 pass from Sauk (Bohn kick) A-18,105.

BSU USU

First downs 20 27

Rushes-yards 30-63 39-182

Passing 276 228

Comp-Att-Int 22-40-3 20-46-1

Return Yards 87 158

Punts-Avg. 4-50.8 4-45.3

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards 11-97 13-141

Time of Possession 29:27 30:33

RUSHING-BSU, Hendricks 13-51, Reed 12-7, Etheridge 4-4, Chan 1-1; USU, Brown 21-118, Blue 14-66, Sauk 4-(2).

PASSING-BSU, Hendrikcs 22-39-2-276, Davis 0-1-1-0; USU, Sauk 20-46-1-228.

RECEIVING-BSU, Smith 11-103, Nelson 4-118, Mamaril 3-34, Brekke 3-12, Davisson 1-9; USU, Jenkins 9-89, Smith 5-117, Brown 3-17, Blue 2-1, McBride 1-4.

Nevada 45, New Mexico St. 24

At Las Cruces, N.M., Chris Lemon rushed for a career-high 174 yards and four touchdowns as the Wolf Pack defeated the Aggies.

Nevada’s John Dutton completed 25 of 33 passes for 367 yards, going 15 for 16 for 207 yards in the first half as the Wolf Pack (3-0 Big West, 4-5 overall) took a 24-14 lead.

Nevada 14 10 7 14 - 45

New Mexico St. 7 7 7 3 - 24

NMSU-Nelson 5 run (Cecava kick) Nev-Lemon 5 run (Shea kick) Nev-Dugas 2 run, (Shea kick) Nev-FG Shea 34 Nev-Dugas 4 run (Shea kick) NMSU-Houghtaling 1 run (Cecava kick) NMSU-Manns 1 run (Cecava kick) Nev-Lemon 30 run (Shea kick) NMSU-FG Cecava 29 Nev-Lemon 5 run (Shea kick) Nev-Lemon 1 run (Shea kick) A-8,719

Nev NMSU

First downs 29 26

Rushes-yards 40-222 42-220

Passing 367 212

Comp-Att-Int 25-33-0 14-36-0

Return Yards 5-69 4-27

Punts-Avg. 3-40.3 7-42.9

Fumbles-Lost 4-2 1-1

Penalties-Yards 7-68 6-53

Time of Possession 30:55 29:05

RUSHING-Nevada, Lemon 27-174, Dugas 6-15, Dutton 7-(minus 5). NMSU, Manns 18-93, Houghtaling 13-58, Cunningham 5-24, Nelson 5-23, Gentrup 1-3.

PASSING-Nevada, Dutton 33-25-0-367. NMSU- Houghtaling, 36-14-0-212.

RECEIVING-Nevada, Noisy 7-107, Russell 6-84, Higgins 4-61, Insley 4-45, Burr 2-48, Lemon 1-13, Allen 1-9. NMSU, Shaw 3-58, Patterson 3-48, Gregory 3-42, Holloway 2.23, McCray 1-32, Gregory 1-7, Manns 1-2.

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