RENO, Nev. -- Donnel Pumphrey ran 26 times for 198 yards and a touchdown and passed DeAngelo Williams for fourth place on the all-time list of FBS rushing leaders as San Diego State beat Nevada 46-16 on Saturday night.
Pumphrey passed the 6,000-yard mark late in the third quarter and eclipsed Williams' 6,026 yards early in the fourth. It was the first time in four games that Pumphrey played into the fourth quarter and he finished the night at 6,051 yards. With two regular-season games left, he needs 32 yards to pass Tony Dorsett, 229 for Ricky Williams and 347 for Ron Dayne's record.
While Pumphrey made his mark on the record book, Rashaad Penny dazzled with touchdown runs of 40 and 72 yards. Penny had 208 yards on 10 carries
The Aztecs (9-1, 6-0) set a program record with 474 yards rushing, won their 17th straight conference game and clinched sole possession of the Mountain West Conference West Division title.
The Wolf Pack (3-7, 1-5) lost their fourth straight but notched the highest point total that SDSU has allowed against a Mountain West opponent this season.
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