Butler serves up win for Nevada vs. Fresno State | NevadaAppeal.com

Butler serves up win for Nevada vs. Fresno State

The Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. — James Butler ran for 122 yards and one touchdown, freshman Dameon Baber tied a conference single-game record with three interceptions in the second half and Nevada beat Fresno State 30-16 on Thursday night.

Butler made it a two-score game after running 59 yards for a touchdown with 11:17 left.

Two plays later, Baber made his first interception on Kilton Anderson's deep ball.

Tyler Stewart passed for 206 yards with one touchdown and one interception for Nevada (5-4, 3-2 Mountain West). Don Jackson had 140 yards on 21 carries.

Nevada forced a fumble on Fresno State's opening drive and Matthew Lyons scooped up the loose ball and ran 30 yards for a 7-0 lead. The Wolf Pack took at 14-3 lead when Hasaan Henderson jumped over a defender to catch Stewart's pass and raced for a 73-yard TD.

Anderson had two touchdowns in the second quarter to pull Fresno State (2-7, 1-5) within 17-16 just before halftime.