UNR tumbles to Louisiana Tech; BYU beats New Mexico State


RENO -- Colby Cameron passed for three fourth-quarter touchdowns, and Louisiana Tech stunned UNR 24-20 on Saturday in a key Western Athletic Conference game.

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 for 355 yards, including 237 yards in the fourth quarter.

Cody Fajardo rushed for 110 yards and passed for 212 and a touchdown for the Wolf Pack (6-4, 4-1), who could have clinched at least a share of the WAC title with a victory.

■ Brigham Young 42, New Mexico State 7 -- At Provo, Utah, Jake Heaps overcame an early interception and tossed four touchdown passes, including two to Ross Apo, to lead Brigham Young.

The win was the second straight for BYU (8-3) over a Western Athletic Conference opponent.

Heaps made his first start since Sept. 30, when he was benched after the Cougars fell behind instate rival Utah State. Replacement Riley Nelson started the next five games but broke ribs and suffered a partially collapsed lung in last week's 42-7 win over Idaho.

Heaps finished 21 of 36 for 238 yards.

Matt Christian threw a second-quarter touchdown pass to Austin Franklin that tied the score at 7 for the Aggies (4-7), but also fumbled.

 

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