Scores

Final

San Jose State 17

(6-5, 4-3 MW)

Nevada 41

(6-4, 4-2 MW)

4:05 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV

1 2 3 4 T
SJSU 0 3 14 017
NEV 3 14 14 1041

Top Performers

Passing: K. Reed (SJSU) - 215 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Kaepernick (NEV) - 16 CAR, 147 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Richmond (SJSU) - 9 REC, 91 YDS, 2 TD

Nevada 41, San Jose St. 17

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. -- Colin Kaepernick rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns as Nevada defeated San Jose State 41-17 on Saturday.

Vai Taua rushed for 125 and a touchdown for the Wolf Pack (6-4, 4-2 WAC). With the victory, Nevada became bowl-eligible.

Kaepernick also threw for 192 yards and a touchdown. He completed 15 of 31 passes.

Kyle Reed threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans (6-5, 4-3 WAC). David Richmond had nine catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns for San Jose State.

Marko Mitchell had five catches for 80 yards and one touchdown for Nevada, including a 44-yard strike from Kaepernick that put Nevada ahead 31-10 with 5:30 left in the third quarter.

The Wolf Pack scored the first 17 points of the game and led 17-3 at halftime, scoring on a 35-yard field goal by Brett Jaekle and touchdown runs by Kaepernick and Taua.

Jared Strubecks 44-yard field goal with 34 seconds left in the half put San Jose State on the board.

The Spartans could get no closer than 14 points in the second half as Nevada controlled the clock with its running game in the second half.

In the third quarter, the Wolf Pack had the ball for 11:37 compared to 3:23 for the Spartans. In the second half, Nevada had it for 9:54 to 4:06 for San Jose State.

The Wolf Pack's defense held the Spartans to minus-23 yards rushing, while grinding our 333 yards on the ground.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SJSU
NEV
1st Downs1123
Total Yards278525
Passing301192
Rushing-23333
Penalties6-459-85
3rd Down Conversions2-137-17
4th Down Conversions0-30-1
Turnovers10
Possession23:3736:23

Passing Leaders

San Josť StC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reed15/272158.020
NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kaepernick15/311926.210

Rushing Leaders

San Josť StCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rutley430.804
Reese410.304
NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kaepernick161479.2246
Taua181256.9157

Receiving Leaders

San Josť StRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams410125.3044
Richmond99110.1239
NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell58016.0131
Wellington37023.3044

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSJSUNEV
FG06:03Brett Jaekle 35 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERSJSUNEV
TD06:12Colin Kaepernick 7 Yd Run (Brett Jaekle Kick) 010
TD01:02Vai Taua 57 Yd Run (Brett Jaekle Kick) 017
FG00:22Jared Strubeck 44 Yd 317
THIRD QUARTERSJSUNEV
TD12:16Courtney Randall 5 Yd Run (Brett Jaekle Kick) 324
TD11:32David Richmond 11 Yd Pass From Kyle Reed (Jared Strubeck Kick) 1024
TD05:58Marko Mitchell 31 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Brett Jaekle Kick) 1031
TD05:14David Richmond 10 Yd Pass From Kyle Reed (Jared Strubeck Kick) 1731
FOURTH QUARTERSJSUNEV
FG12:51Brett Jaekle 33 Yd 1734
TD07:12Colin Kaepernick 6 Yd Run (Brett Jaekle Kick) 1741