LAS VEGAS — Quarterback Kevin Sweeney moved closer to the NCAA Division I-A passing record Thursday night by completing 8 of 19 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown as Fresno State defeated Nevada Las Vegas, 36-7, in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. game.
Fresno State took a 16-0 lead with two touchdowns and a safety in the first quarter and was never in jeopardy.
Including Thursday night's performance, Sweeney has passed for a career total of 10,276 yards, only 303 yards shy of Doug Flutie's record of 10,579 yards set in 1984.
Junior Barry Belli kicked two field goals and four extra points to become the all-time PCAA kick scoring leader with 245 points.