FRESNO, California (Ticker) -- Cameron Worrell and Sam Williams each had interception returns that led to scores as Fresno State kept alive its bowl hopes with a 38-30 victory over Nevada in a Western Athletic Conference contest.
Worrell picked off Zack Threadgill's pass and ran it 62 yards into the end zone to give Fresno State (6-5, 3-2 WAC) a 24-10 lead less than three minutes into the third quarter.
Williams intercepted Threadgill on Nevada's next series and gave the ball to Dee Meza, who ran in from 60 yards for an 11-point advantage with 10:23 left in the period.
Paul Pinegar was 15-of-28 with one touchdown and one interception and Rodney Davis rushed for 98 yards for the Bulldogs, who have won five of their last seven after starting the season 1-3.
Fresno State has won four straight over Nevada and leads the all-time series, 20-12-1.
Nate Burleson, the nation's leader in receptions, scored three TDs but Nevada (5-6, 4-3) could not extend its winning streak to three games. Burleson had 14 receptions for 207 yards and has 131 catches for 1,558 yards this season.
The Wolf Pack will need a win against first-place Boise State next weekend to become bowl eligible.
Damon Fine's 36-yard field goal gave Nevada a 10-3 lead with 36 seconds left in the first period, but Fresno State went ahead 17-10 in the second quarter on a five-yard run by Bryson Sumlin and Pinegar's 17-yard TD pass to Marque Davis.
Threadgill completed 26-of-47 for 363 yards for Nevada.