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Nevada 40, North Texas 13

October 27, 1996

DENTON, Texas (AP) _ Chris Lemon carried 29 times for 129 yards and a touchdown and John Dutton threw for two scores Saturday as Nevada routed North Texas 40-13 in a Big West Conference game.

Jeff Graham’s field goal gave North Texas (3-5, 1-1 Big West) a 3-0 lead with 7:29 to go in the opening quarter.

The Eagles’ lead didn’t last long. Dutton threw touchdown passes of 9 yards to Trevor Insley and 14 yards to Geoffrey Noisy and Damon Shea kicked field goals of 30 and 19 yards as the Wolf Pack (5-3, 2-1) took a 20-3 halftime lead.

Jason Mills ran for a 10-yard touchdown with 9:09 left in the third quarter, and Graham added a 41-yard field goal about three minutes later to pull North Texas within 20-13.

Nevada shut down the Eagles the rest of the way while Lemon scored on a 1-yard run, Shea kicked field goals of 38 and 32 yards and Eric Bennett threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Darin Higgins.

Dutton completed 20-of-37 passes for 225 yards with one interception as Nevada rolled up 429 yards of offense.

North Texas’ Hut Allred carried 19 times for 157 yards, while Mills completed 10-of-31 passes for 146 yards with an interception.

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