POSTED: 9:24 a.m. HST, Nov 20, 2011
RENO, Nev. >> Colby Cameron passed for three fourth-quarter touchdowns and Louisiana Tech stunned Nevada 24-20 on Saturday.
Cameron’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Taulib Ikharo with 51 seconds left completed the comeback in which the Bulldogs (7-4, 5-1 WAC) faced a 20-3 fourth-quarter deficit.
Cameron also had a 14-yard touchdown pass to Myles White and a 9-yard touchdown pass to Quinton Patton in the fourth quarter.
Cameron finished 25 of 45 passing for 355 yards, including 237 yards in the fourth quarter.
Cody Fajardo rushed for 110 yards and passed for 212 and a touchdown for Nevada (6-4, 4-1), which could have clinched at least a share of the WAC title with a victory.
Through three quarters, it looked like the Wolf Pack would do exactly that, holding Louisiana Tech to 5 yards rushing and 123 yards of total offense in the first three quarters.
Nevada led 7-0 at halftime, scoring on a 20-yard pass from Fajardo to Rishard Matthews with 45 second left in the first quarter.
The Wolf Pack went up 20-3 with 13:01 left in the fourth quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run by Stefphon Jefferson before the collapse ensued.
Lampford Mark rushed for 109 yards for Nevada.
Patton finished with 7 catches for 162 yards and Ikharo 8 catches for 90 yards for Louisiana Tech.