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Burrell throws for 313 yards and 4 TDs, runs for another; Fresno St beats Nevada 40-20

  • Nevada's Jordan Dobrich (49) tries to block a pass from Fresno State's Brian Burrell (2) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

    Nevada's Jordan Dobrich (49) tries to block a pass from Fresno State's Brian Burrell (2) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nevada's Kendall Brock (4) flips through the air after making a reception against Fresno State's Derron Smith (13) and Karl Mickelsen, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

    Nevada's Kendall Brock (4) flips through the air after making a reception against Fresno State's Derron Smith (13) and Karl Mickelsen, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fresno State's Karl Mickelsen (43) celebrates with coach Tim DeRuyter after a defensive play against Nevada during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

    Fresno State's Karl Mickelsen (43) celebrates with coach Tim DeRuyter after a defensive play against Nevada during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nevada's Cody Fajardo (17) runs down the sideline to score against Fresno State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

    Nevada's Cody Fajardo (17) runs down the sideline to score against Fresno State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nevada's Kendall Brock (4) flips through the air after making a reception against Fresno State's Derron Smith (13) and Karl Mickelsen, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

    Nevada's Kendall Brock (4) flips through the air after making a reception against Fresno State's Derron Smith (13) and Karl Mickelsen, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)  (The Associated Press)

Brian Burrell passed for 313 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in Fresno State's 40-20 win at Nevada on Saturday night.

Burrell ran for 56 yards and score as the Bulldogs (5-6, 4-3) kept their Mountain West Conference championship hopes alive on Nevada's Senior Night.

Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo scored on runs of 55 and 60 yards, but was just 11-for-24 passing for 126 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Josh Quezada ran for 119 yards on 24 carries and Greg Watson had 89 yards receiving and a touchdown on four receptions for Fresno State, which scored 24 points off of four Nevada (6-5, 3-4) turnovers.

Fresno State can claim a Mountain West Conference west division title, and advance to conference championship game on Dec. 6, with a victory next week at home against Hawaii.

Nevada was eliminated from the MWC championship race.