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Derek Carr throws 3 TDs to lead No. 16 Fresno St. to 8-0 start with 41-23 win over Nevada

  • Fresno State's Derek Carr, left, slings a pass downfield as Nevada's Lenny Jones chases in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

    Fresno State's Derek Carr, left, slings a pass downfield as Nevada's Lenny Jones chases in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fresno State's Derek Carr drives downfield against Nevada in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

    Fresno State's Derek Carr drives downfield against Nevada in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fresno State's Davante Adams, left, heads downfield past Nevada's Kaodi Dike in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

    Fresno State's Davante Adams, left, heads downfield past Nevada's Kaodi Dike in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)  (The Associated Press)

Derek Carr threw for 487 yards to break the Fresno State career passing record and lead the 16th-ranked Bulldogs to eight straight wins to open the season for the first time since 1989 with a 41-23 victory over Nevada on Saturday night.

Carr threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the way for the Bulldogs (8-0, 5-0 Mountain West).

Josh Harper had 17 catches for 254 yards and two touchdowns and Josh Quezada ran for 115 yards to move Fresno State to 8-0 for the fifth time in school history and keep the Bulldogs in the running to make a BCS bowl game for the first time ever.

Kendall Brock scored on a 43-yard run on the opening possession for the Wolf Pack (3-6, 2-4), who have lost four straight games in a season for the first time since 2001. Cody Fajardo threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns.