Scores

Final

Nevada 49

(2-2, 1-1 away)

UNLV 27

(3-2, 0-1 MW)

Coverage: The Mtn.

10:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 7 21 7 1449
UNLV 17 3 7 027

Top Performers

Passing: O. Clayton (UNLV) - 327 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Kaepernick (NEV) - 18 CAR, 240 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: R. Wolfe (UNLV) - 8 REC, 167 YDS, 1 TD

Nevada 49, UNLV 27

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Colin Kaepernick accounted for five touchdowns and 416 yards of offense Saturday night, and Nevada erased an early double-digit deficit to beat UNLV 49-27.

It was Nevada's fourth straight victory over UNLV in the annual Fremont Cannon game. The victor paints the cannon its school colors. It was last UNLV scarlet in 2004.

Kaepernick rushed for 240 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns, including a 66-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second half to give the Wolf Pack (2-2) a 35-20 lead. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns.

Vai Taua added 123 rushing yards on 19 carries and a 4-yard touchdown run with 11:37 to play to extend Nevada's lead to 42-27.

After scoring 17 points in the first 10 minutes, UNLV (3-2) was limited to 10 points the rest of the game.

UNLV's Omar Clayton threw three touchdown passes, including a 7-yarder to Ryan Wolfe at the 7:25 mark of the third quarter to cut the deficit to 35-27. But the Rebels didn't score again and Clayton was intercepted for the first time in 145 attempts this year.

Nevada trailed 17-7 with five minutes to play in the first quarter, but scored 21 unanswered points and limited UNLV to three points the rest of the half.

Wolfe finished with eight receptions for 167 yards.

UNLV sophomore kicker Ben Jaekle had field goals of 47 and 52 yards in the first half. His older brother, Nevada senior kicker Brett Jaekle, connected on all seven of his extra point attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
UNLV
1st Downs2718
Total Yards620381
Passing176327
Rushing44454
Penalties9-669-58
3rd Down Conversions10-144-13
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers12
Possession36:1923:41

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kaepernick11/1617611.020
UNLVC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Clayton18/383278.631

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kaepernick1824013.3366
Taua191236.5123
UNLVCARYDSAVGTDLG
Clayton12473.9021
Summers9202.205

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wellington27738.5170
Green14040.0140
UNLVRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wolfe816720.9146
Flair58416.8141

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVUNLV
FG13:01Ben Jaekle 47 Yd 03
TD09:56Phillip Payne 7 Yd Pass From Omar Clayton (Kyle Watson Kick) 010
TD06:58Chris Wellington 70 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Brett Jaekle Kick) 710
TD05:12Casey Flair 41 Yd Pass From Omar Clayton (Kyle Watson Kick) 717
SECOND QUARTERNEVUNLV
TD13:43Colin Kaepernick 4 Yd Run (Brett Jaekle Kick) 1417
TD12:49Virgil Green 40 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Brett Jaekle Kick) 2117
TD06:33Courtney Randall 7 Yd Run (Brett Jaekle Kick) 2817
FG00:43Ben Jaekle 52 Yd 2820
THIRD QUARTERNEVUNLV
TD14:42Colin Kaepernick 66 Yd Run (Brett Jaekle Kick) 3520
TD07:25Ryan Wolfe 7 Yd Pass From Omar Clayton (Ben Jaekle Kick) 3527
FOURTH QUARTERNEVUNLV
TD11:37Vai Taua 4 Yd Run (Brett Jaekle Kick) 4227
TD08:41Colin Kaepernick 28 Yd Run (Brett Jaekle Kick) 4927