GAMEDAY College Football

Nevada 38, Texas State 14

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. - Bentlee Sanders made two interceptions, including a 28-yard pick-six, and forced a fumble as Nevada came up with four takeaways in a 38-14 victory over Texas State.

Sanders' touchdown gave the Wolf Pack a 38-7 lead and Nevada (2-0) cruised to another win after having five takeaways, including a Sanders' pick, in a 23-12 victory over New Mexico State last week.

Toa Taua rushed for pair of short touchdowns - one coming after Sanders' forced fumble - and Devonte Lee and Nate Cox added scoring runs. Brandon Talton kicked a 50-yard field goal in the rout of the Bobcats, who were playing their season opener.

Three Wolf Pack touchdowns came on drives created by turnovers. Nevada led 14-7 at halftime then scored 24 third-quarter points to pull away.

Arkansas State transfer Layne Hatcher was 33-of-51 passing for 293 yards for two touchdowns and the two picks in his first start for the Bobcats.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter TxStNevada
Nevada TD 4:17 Toa Taua 4 yd run (Brandon Talton kick) 0 7
Nevada TD 1:30 Devonte Lee 5 yd run (Brandon Talton kick) 0 14
Second Quarter TxStNevada
TxSt TD 3:02 Ashtyn Hawkins 20 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Seth Keller kick) 7 14
Third Quarter TxStNevada
Nevada FG 10:20 Brandon Talton 50 yd FG 7 17
Nevada TD 5:37 Nate Cox 8 yd run (Brandon Talton kick) 7 24
Nevada TD 4:05 Toa Taua 2 yd run (Brandon Talton kick) 7 31
Nevada TD 3:51 Bentlee Sanders 28 yd interception return (Brandon Talton kick) 7 38
Fourth Quarter TxStNevada
TxSt TD 2:23 Ashtyn Hawkins 10 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Seth Keller kick) 14 38
Team Stats
  Texas State Nevada
First downs 15 13
  Rushing 2 8
  Passing 11 4
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 8-20, 40% 4-14, 29%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 25--12 43-130
Passing Yards 289 144
Return Yards 25 63
Completions-Attempts-Int 33-51-2 16-20-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--44 2--20
Punts 7 7
Punts-Average 47.6 33.3
Fumbles Lost 2-2 1-0
Penalties - Yards 10-97 5-52
Time of Possession 30:33 29:27
Texas State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
L. Hatcher 33 51 289 2 2
Nevada Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Illingworth 11 13 101 0 0
N. Cox 5 7 43 0 0
Texas State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Jeter 10 16 1.6 0
C. Hill 9 15 1.7 0
L. Pare 1 0 0.0 0
L. Hatcher 5 -43 -8.6 0
Nevada Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Barlage 1 37 37.0 0
T. Taua 18 36 2.0 2
N. Cox 8 29 3.6 1
D. Lee 5 20 4.0 1
C. Patton 5 13 2.6 0
W. Kommer 1 2 2.0 0
J. Fixel 2 -1 -0.5 0
S. Illingworth 2 -2 -1.0 0
Texas State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Hawkins 10 96 9.6 2
R. Groves 5 55 11.0 0
C. Brown 1 46 46.0 0
J. Ortega-Jones 4 23 5.8 0
J. Banks 2 19 9.5 0
L. Pare 3 15 5.0 0
D. Jackson 3 14 4.7 0
J. Jeter 1 11 11.0 0
D. Robinson 1 4 4.0 0
D. Moorer 1 4 4.0 0
D. Gregory 1 3 3.0 0
M. Barbee 1 -1 -1.0 0
Nevada Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Bell 6 60 10.0 0
J. Munro 2 24 12.0 0
D. Campbell 1 18 18.0 0
T. Mack 2 14 7.0 0
T. Taua 2 12 6.0 0
C. Brown III 1 8 8.0 0
B. Casteel 1 7 7.0 0
D. Lee 1 1 1.0 0
Texas State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Nevada Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Sanders 2 28
Texas State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. O'Kelly 7 333 47.6
Nevada Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Freem 7 233 33.3
Texas State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Nevada Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Sanders 1 4 4.0
Texas State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Moorer 1 25 25.0
Nevada Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Bell 1 31 31.0
Texas State Missed FG
Player Length
Nevada Missed FG
Player Length




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