The Nevada defense started the game off slowly and allowed Louisiana-Lafayette to march down the field to score on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Terrance Broadway to C.J. Bates. That first drive saw the Ragin' Cajuns easily move down the field that lasted eight plays for 77 yards.
Nevada had no answer for Broadway who started the game making his first 14 passes of the game and ended the half converting 15 of 17 passes for 123 yards. One of those incomplete passes was a hail mary at the end of the half.
The Wolf Pack defense settled in and held Louisiana-Lafayette to a 46-yard field goal, and trail 10-3 at the half.
The Nevada offense struggled in the first half and they were stopped inside the 10-yard line and kicked a 24-yard field goal late in the second quarter. Cody Fajardo was efficient in the first half by completing 8 of 12 passes for 71 yards, but also rushed four times for 32 yards.
Third downs were an issues for Nevada as they converted just 2 of 7 in the first half, and another drive was stalled when the Wolf Pack coughed up the ball. It is well known that Nevada is a better second half team, so a completely different could emerge with the ball to start the third quarter.