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Nevada Football: Wolf Pack's solid performance in the second half not enough as they fall to Texas A&M

It was a better performance by the Wolf Pack but it was too much Texas A&M in a 44-27 loss in College Station.

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The Nevada Wolf Pack dropped their second straight game on Saturday  to the Texas A&M Aggies 44-27. It was the first time the Wolf Pack faced an SEC opponent in program history and the first meeting between the Wolf Pack and the Aggies since 1950. The Wolf Pack did play very well in the second half and looked like they were about to close the gap on Texas A&M but the deficit was too much for the Wolf Pack to overcome.

Tyler Stewart went 16 for 29 for a career high 206 yards passing while throwing two touchdowns but threw an interception early in the third quarter. Sophomore running back James Butler hit the 100 yard mark for the second time in his career rushing for 107 yards on 17 carries and averaging 6.3 yards per carry while his teammates Don Jackson had 16 carries for 53 yards and one touchdown which came when the Wolf Pack went for it on 4th and 1 in the fourth quarter and Jackson took it to the end zone. Junior wide receiver Hassan Henderson finished the day with five catches for 69 yards and a fantastic one armed 27 yard touchdown catch in the third quarter to cut the Aggies lead to 38-20.

For the Aggies, Sophomore quarterback Kyle Allen threw four touchdown passes against the Wolf Pack and threw for 270 yards. Also for the Aggies, freshman wide receiver Christian Kirk had six catches for a career high 120 yards and Tre Carson carried the ball 22 times for 137 yards but fumbled in the red zone in the second quarter of the game.

With the loss, the Wolf Pack drop to 4-25 all time against ranked opponents and 0-15 against ranked opponents on the road. For the season, the Wolf Pack drop to 1-2 and are on the road again to face the Buffalo Bulls.