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Cody Fajardo leads Nevada to 28-19 win over Southern Utah

Published: Saturday, Aug. 30 2014 11:30 p.m. MDT

Southern Utah's Aaron Cantu (15) throws a pass against Nevada during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Reno, Nev. Nevada defeated Southern Utah 28-19. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

Cathleen Allison, AP

RENO, Nev. — Cody Fajardo threw for 303 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to lead Nevada to a 28-19 win over Southern Utah in the season opener Saturday.

The only FBS player with over 7,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards, Fajardo finished with 371 yards, giving him 9,968 total career yards. He completed 30 of 41 passes and ran for 68 yards.

Jerico Richardson caught 13 passes for 177 yards for Nevada. Don Jackson rushed for 110 yards and one score.

The Wolf Pack led 7-0 at the half. James Butler scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and Jackson scored from the 2 to open the third for a 14-0 lead.

Southern Utah answered when Raysean Pringle broke for a 71-yard TD run to make it 14-6. Fajardo accounted for two scores to give the Wolf Pack a 28-6 lead with 11:47 remaining in the fourth quarter.

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