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    <br>RENO, Nev. (AP) – Brandon Talton kicked a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in the game and FG보드 Nevada used two defensive touchdowns to fend off San Jose State 27-24 in Mountain West Conference play on Saturday.<br> <br>Nevada (7-2, 4-1) got on the scoreboard first when Jordan Lee caused a Tyler Nevens fumble that was picked up by Daiyan Henley and returned 55 yards for FG보드 a touchdown. San Jose State (5-5, 3-3) answered with Nick Starkel’s 5-yard TD pass to Nevens, knotting the score at 7 after one quarter.<br> <br>The Wolf Pack regained the lead 3:05 into the third quarter when Berdale Robins picked off a Starkel pass and raced 75 yards for a touchdown. Nevada stretched its lead to 17-7 on a 51-yard field goal by Talton before Starkel fired a 48-yard scoring strike to Malikhi Miller to get the Spartans within three points heading to the final quarter.<br> <br>Matt Mercurio’s 34-yard field goal knotted the score at 17 with 10:05 left in the game, but Carson Strong delivered a 20-yard scoring strike to Romeo Doubs to put Nevada up 24-17.

    Starkel directed a 10-play, 75-yard drive that ended with his 2-yard TD toss to Derrick Deese Jr. to tie the game at 24 with 1:47 remaining. Strong connected with Melquan Stovall for a 12-yard gain on fourth-and-9 to keep the Nevada drive alive and set up Talton’s game-winning kick.<br> <br>Strong completed 36 of 54 passes for 314 yards with two interceptions for the Wolf Pack.<br> <br>Starkel completed 21 of 40 passes for 255 yards for the Spartans.

    Nevens rushed for 116 yards on 14 carries, while Jermaine Braddock caught six passes for 138 yards.<br> <br>__<br> <br>More AP college football: website and website <br>Sign up for the AP´s college football newsletter: website

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