Scores

Final

Nevada 63

(8-3, 7-0 MW)

New Mexico St 20

(3-8, 1-5 Sun Belt)

Coverage: ESPNU

10:30 PM ET, November 21, 2009

Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 28 14 14 763
NMSU 3 3 0 1420

Top Performers

Passing: C. Kaepernick (NEV) - 96 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: L. Lippincott (NEV) - 19 CAR, 162 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Allen (NMSU) - 5 REC, 52 YDS, 2 TD

Nevada cruises, becomes 1st school with three 1,000-yard rushers in one season

Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Nevada rushed for 575 yards -- and shattered some NCAA record in the process -- as the Wolf Pack beat New Mexico State 63-20 Saturday night.

Luke Lippincott had 162 yards on 19 carries, putting him at 1,028 yards for the season. He joined quarterback Colin Kaepernick and running back Vai Taua as 1,000-yard rushers on the Wolf Pack roster, and Nevada became the first team in NCAA history to have three players in one season top 1,000 yards rushing.

Lippincott crossed the threshold on a 32-yard touchdown in the third quarter, which put Nevada (8-3, 7-0 Western Athletic Conference) up 49-6.

Kaepernick ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns while throwing for 96 yards and two more scores.

Marcus Allen had two touchdowns on five catches for New Mexico State (3-8, 1-5). Nevada outgained New Mexico State 671 yards to 232.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
NMSU
1st Downs299
Total Yards670232
Passing9677
Rushing574155
Penalties2-203-15
3rd Down Conversions6-103-14
4th Down Conversions2-41-2
Turnovers22
Possession28:2332:37

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kaepernick5/11968.720
New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fleming8/19774.122

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lippincott191628.5232
Taua131269.7129
New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Glynn11716.5052
Smith18482.709

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wellington37525.0156
Taua11616.0116
New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Allen55210.4214
Anderson3258.3012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVNMSU
FG11:20Kyle Hughes 31 Yd 03
TD10:07Chris Wellington 56 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Richard Drake Kick) 73
TD08:21Colin Kaepernick 57 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 143
TD05:43Luke Lippincott 28 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 213
TD02:28Vai Taua 23 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 283
SECOND QUARTERNEVNMSU
FG14:51Kyle Hughes 21 Yd 286
TD08:22Colin Kaepernick 7 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 356
TD00:19Vai Taua 16 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Richard Drake Kick) 426
THIRD QUARTERNEVNMSU
TD11:08Luke Lippincott 32 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 496
TD04:44Tyler Lantrip 4 Yd Run (Richard Drake Kick) 566
FOURTH QUARTERNEVNMSU
TD14:16Lampford Mark 23 Yd Run (Nick Rhodes Kick) 636
TD09:57Marcus Allen 14 Yd Pass From Jeff Fleming (Kyle Hughes Kick) 6313
TD00:17Marcus Allen 11 Yd Pass From Jeff Fleming (Kyle Hughes Kick) 6320