Utah State rallies past Nevada 31-27, becomes bowl eligible

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Devante Mays ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns and Kyler Fackrell recovered a fumble in the end zone in the fourth quarter as Utah State became bowl eligible by scoring the final 24 points to beat Nevada 31-27 on Saturday.

James Butler, who had 139 yards on 17 carries, scored his second touchdown on the second play of the third quarter, a 60-yarder, to put the Wolf Pack up 27-7.

Mays scored on 5- and 2-yard runs to cap third quarter drives of 75 and 68 yards for the Aggies. After pinning Nevada on the 1-yard line, Utah State took the lead when Tyler Stewart couldn't catch a shotgun snap in the end zone and Fackrell recovered with 6:55 to play.

Jake Thompson added a field goal with 35 seconds left.

Nevada scored first on a 25-yard Jordan Dobrich interception return but after Tyler Stewart's 2-yard TD in the second quarter, Hunter Sharp returned a kickoff 96 yards for Utah State.

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