NCAA Game Summary - Louisiana Tech at Nevada|
(Saturday, December 1st)
Final Score: Nevada 49, Louisiana Tech 10
Reno, NV (Sports Network) - Luke Lippincott gained 217 total yards and scored
five total touchdowns in Nevada's bowl-clinching 49-10 victory over Western
Athletic Conference foe Louisiana Tech at Mackay Stadium.
The Wolf Pack (6-6, 4-4 WAC) are now bowl eligible thanks to dominant
performances on both sides of the ball. Lippincott rushed for 112 yards and
four short touchdowns on the ground. He was also effective as a receiver,
catching four ball for 105 yards and a touchdown. Not to be outdone, Colin
Kaepernick had an outstanding day behind center, hitting 18-of-29 through the
air for 404 yards and three touchdowns. Kyle Sammons put an exclamation point
on his final home game, hauling in eight passes for 199 yards and two
touchdowns. The defense kept the Louisiana Tech offense out of the end zone and
held the Bulldogs to just 228 total yards while forcing three fumbles.
Phillip Livas provided the only highlight of an otherwise forgetful outing for
the Bulldogs (5-7, 4-4), who fumbled away their chance to become bowl eligible.
Livas ran back a kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter to
account for the team's lone touchdown. He also bought down three passes for 52
yards. Zac Champion was ineffective at the helm, throwing for 114 yards while
connecting on just 9-of-23 passes. Patrick Jackson led an anemic rushing attack
with 66 yards on 21 carries.
Lippincott's big day began early, as he punched in a one-yard touchdown just
two minutes into the game.
Late in the first quarter, Kaepernick connected with Sammons for their first
touchdown from 16 yards out.
The Wolf Pack went up three scores on Lippincott's second one-yard touchdown
midway through the second quarter.
La Tech had to settle for a Danny Horwedel 20-yard field goal late in the
second frame, and Nevada led 21-3 at halftime.
The Wolf Pack didn't waste any time after the break, as Kaepernick and Sammons
hooked up again, this time for a 74-yard touchdown on just the third snap of
Back-to-back Lippincott touchdown runs, from three and one yards out,
respectively, gave Nevada a commanding 42-3 lead deep into the third period.
After the second touchdown, Livas took the kickoff to the end zone 78 yards for
the Bulldogs' only touchdown.
A minute and a half into the fourth quarter, the two Nevada offensive threats
hooked up to put the nail in the Bulldog coffin, as Lippincott took a
Kaepernick pass 11 yards to pay dirt.
From the opening kickoff to the final gun, the Wolf Pack dominated every aspect
of the game, out-gaining Louisiana Tech by 413 total yards.
12/01 20:56:44 ET