Scores

Final

Utah State 42

(2-6, 0-4 MW)

Nevada 56

(7-1, 2-1 MW)

Coverage: ESPNU

10:30 PM ET, October 30, 2010

Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV

1 2 3 4 T
USU 0 0 21 2142
NEV 14 21 14 756

Top Performers

Passing: D. Borel (USU) - 399 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Kaepernick (NEV) - 8 CAR, 102 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Watkins (MURR) - 6 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD

No. 24 Nevada holds off Utah State despite 2nd-half rally

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. -- Colin Kaepernick passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another as Nevada defeated Utah State 56-42 on Saturday night.

Mike Ball had three touchdowns for the Wolf Pack (7-1, 2-1 WAC), which built a 35-0 halftime lead. Diondre Borel completed 24 of 38 passes for 399 yards and two touchdowns for Utah State (2-6, 0-4), which rallied with a big second half but got no closer than 14 points. Borel also ran for a score.

Kaepernick had 102 of his 106 yards rushing in the first half, including a 56-yard touchdown run that put the Wolf Pack ahead 28-0 with 2:18 left in the half. After forcing Utah State to punt, a 55-yard pass from Kaepernick to Rishard Mathews set up a 5-yard Ball touchdown with 1:35 remaining before the break.

Kaepernick completed 10 of 15 passes for 190 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USU
NEV
1st Downs2730
Total Yards490596
Passing399209
Rushing91387
Penalties7-699-74
3rd Down Conversions6-126-11
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers10
Possession27:3232:28

Passing Leaders

Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Borel24/3839910.520
NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kaepernick10/1519012.720

Rushing Leaders

Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Speight17513.0018
Borel12201.718
NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kaepernick810212.8159
Randall17935.5119

Receiving Leaders

Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bartlett512124.2063
Watkins68213.7119
NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Matthews26331.5055
Shepherd55410.8014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSUNEV
TD09:11Mike Ball 8 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Anthony Martinez Kick) 07
TD03:45Tyler Lantrip 13 Yd Run (Anthony Martinez Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERUSUNEV
TD10:00Lampford Mark 5 Yd Run (Anthony Martinez Kick) 021
TD02:18Colin Kaepernick 59 Yd Run (Anthony Martinez Kick) 028
TD01:35Mike Ball 5 Yd Run (Anthony Martinez Kick) 035
THIRD QUARTERUSUNEV
TD10:00Tarren Lloyd 15 Yd Pass From Diondre Borel (Peter Caldwell Kick) 735
TD08:00Mike Ball 35 Yd Run (Anthony Martinez Kick) 742
TD05:30Diondre Borel 1 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick) 1442
TD02:02Nick Hale 20 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Anthony Martinez Kick) 1449
TD00:06Robert Marshall 3 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick) 2149
FOURTH QUARTERUSUNEV
TD11:01Dontel Watkins 15 Yd Pass From Diondre Borel (Peter Caldwell Kick) 2849
TD02:23Kerwynn Williams 7 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick) 3549
TD01:07Courtney Randall 1 Yd Run (Anthony Martinez Kick) 3556
TD00:55Kerwynn Williams 92 Yd Kickoff Return (Peter Caldwell Kick) 4256