Scores

Final

Nevada 35

(3-3, 2-0 MW)

Utah State 32

(1-5, 0-2 MW)

3:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

Romney Stadium, Logan, UT

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 0 14 7 1435
USU 7 14 3 832

Top Performers

Passing: D. Borel (USU) - 353 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: V. Taua (NEV) - 21 CAR, 147 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Gwacham (USU) - 4 REC, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Nevada 35, Utah St. 32

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- Colin Kaepernick threw for three touchdowns while the nation's leading rushing team continued to chalk up big yards as Nevada topped Utah State 35-32 Saturday.

The Wolf Pack (3-3, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference) had rushed an average 289 yards a game this season, but the team outdid itself, gaining 313 against the Aggies (1-5, 0-2).

Nevada took its first lead, 28-24, on a fourth-quarter 49-yard pass from Kaepernick to Brandon Wimberly. The Wolf Pack then got to 35-24 after Luke Lippincott ran for a 69-yard touchdown.

USU tried to come back when Nnamdi Gwacham caught a 14-yard pass from Diondre Borel, who also tossed three TDs. After a successful two-point conversion that brought the score to 35-32, USU attempted an onside kick.

The Aggies recovered the kick but were hit with a penalty. The Wolf Pack snagged the second attempt and ran out the clock.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
USU
1st Downs2021
Total Yards502427
Passing189353
Rushing31374
Penalties7-606-60
3rd Down Conversions7-167-17
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers21
Possession30:5929:01

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kaepernick10/241897.931
Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Borel25/423538.430

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taua211477.0167
Lippincott810413.0169
Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Borel21482.3031
Turbin7365.1118

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wimberly27336.5149
Green14444.0144
Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gwacham414035.0177
Morrison55110.2021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVUSU
TD06:41Robert Turbin 1 Yd Run (Chris Ulinski Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERNEVUSU
TD12:25Eric Moats 8 Yd Pass From Diondre Borel (Chris Ulinski Kick) 014
TD10:54Luke Lippincott 11 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Richard Drake Kick) 714
TD08:38Robert Turbin 32 Yd Pass From Diondre Borel (Chris Ulinski Kick) 721
TD03:56Virgil Green 44 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Richard Drake Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERNEVUSU
FG10:23Chris Ulinski 48 Yd 1424
TD01:49Vai Taua 5 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 2124
FOURTH QUARTERNEVUSU
TD09:02Brandon Wimberly 49 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Richard Drake Kick) 2824
TD04:08Luke Lippincott 69 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 3524
TD02:35Nnamdi Gwacham 14 Yd Pass From Diondre Borel (Diondre Borel Pass To Robert Turbin For Two-Point Conversion) 3532