LAS VEGAS – Quarterback Cody Fajardo rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown, while throwing for three additional scores, while leading the Wolf Pack to a 49-27 win over in-state rival UNLV in Saturday's Battle for the Fremont Cannon.
Trailing 17-14 at halftime, Nevada (7-5, 4-4 Mountain West) outscored the Rebels 21-3 in the third quarter en route to a 35-10 second half to pull away for the win.
The Wolf Pack offense outgained UNLV (2-11, 1-7), 454-376, with 408 yards coming on the ground. Nevada had three rushers gain more than 100 yards, as Don Jackson rumbled for 132 yards on 22 carries and James Butler tallied 116 yards on 11 attempts.
The loss brought an end to the Bobby Hauck-era. Hauck turned his resignation in to UNLV's director of athletics Tina Kunzer-Murphy on Friday.
Hauck, who had two years left on his contract, will receive a one-time payment of $400,000 to complete the University's financial obligations.