Utah State 0

(1-9, 1-5 MW)

Nevada 42

(7-3, 4-2 MW)

4:00 PM ET, November 11, 2006

Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV

1 2 3 4 T
USU 0 0 0 00
NEV 7 7 21 742

Top Performers

Passing: J. Rowe (NEV) - 140 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: L. Lippincott (NEV) - 25 CAR, 144 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Mitchell (NEV) - 2 REC, 72 YDS

Nevada 42, Utah State 0

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Reserve running back Luke Lippincott ran for 144 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead Nevada to a 42-0 win over Utah State on Saturday.

The sophomore set a career high in yards and carries as Nevada (7-3, 4-2 WAC) managed 342 yards of total offense while holding the Aggies (1-9, 1-5) to just 207 yards on a cold, rainy and sometimes snowy day.

Nevada got off to a quick start when Dwayne Sanders returned the game's opening kickoff 82 yards to the Utah State 7. Three plays later, quarterback Jeff Rowe connected with Robert Hubbard, who shook a tackle for a 4-yard touchdown that gave Nevada a 7-0 lead.

The Aggies answered the score with a 73-yard drive, but the Wolf Pack stuffed three consecutive Utah State runs from the 1 to hold the Aggies scoreless. Nevada added to its lead with an 81-yard drive, ending with Lippincott's 5-yard touchdown run that gave the Pack a 14-0 lead before halftime.

On the Wolf Pack's first possession of the second half, Rowe connected with Marko Mitchell for 53 yards to Utah State's 1. Lippincott rushed for the touchdown a play later, giving the Pack a 21-0 lead in the third quarter. Rowe, who completed 12-of-19 passes for 140 yards, scored on a pair of third-quarter touchdown runs, and freshman back Mike Kanellis added a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth.

The game was the first shutout for Nevada since 1998.