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Updated: Saturday, November 2, 2002 8:45 PM EST
NCAA FOOTBALL RECAP
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Nevada 24, Smu 6
NEVADA WOLF PACK
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DALLAS (Ticker) -- Zac Threadgill passed for 270 yards and two touchdowns as Nevada defeated Western Athletic Conference foe SMU, 24-6, for its first road victory of the season.

The Wolf Pack (4-4, 3-2 WAC) led by just 3-0 before Threadgill completed a four-yard TD pass to Nate Burleson 14 seconds into the fourth quarter.

The Mustangs (1-9, 1-5) got within 10-6 on a five-yard run by Kris Briggs with 7:54 to play, but Tre Stephenson's extra-point attempt failed.

Threadgill marched the Wolf Pack back down the field and capped a nine-play, 79-yard drive with a 29-yard pass to Nichir Flowers with 2:58 remaining. Just 20 seconds later, defensive end Craig Bailey intercepted redshirt freshman Richard Bartel and ran it back 29 yards to complete the scoring.

Matt Milton rushed for 123 yards and Burleson, who entered the game with a national-best 10.6 receptions per game, caught 13 passes for 129 yards for Nevada, which took a 2-1 lead in the teams' all-time series.

Threadgill completed 23-of-35 attempts for 270 yards without an interception, while Bartel was 14-of-35 for 159 yards, three interceptions and zero TDs.

Both teams gained 151 yards on the ground, but the Wolf Pack possessed the ball for more than 35 minutes.


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