NCAA Game Summary - Louisiana Tech at Nevada|
(Friday, October 9th)
Final Score: Nevada 37, Louisiana Tech 14
Reno, NV (Sports Network) - Colin Kaepernick threw for three touchdowns and
ran for another two scores to lead the Nevada Wolf Pack in a 37-14 rout of the
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Mackay Stadium.
Kaepernick threw for 166 yards on 15-of-21 efficiency and added another 89
yards on 12 carries for the Wolf Pack (2-3, 1-0 Western Athletic), who have
won five in a row over the Bulldogs. Vai Taua totaled 107 yards on 17 carries,
while Brandon Wimberly, Virgil Green and Talaiasi Puloka Jr. each caught a TD
pass in the win.
It was a special win for Nevada coach Chris Ault, who improved to 200-94-1 in
his 25-year career. He became the sixth active coach in the Football
Subdivision with 200 wins. The other five are: Penn State's Joe Paterno,
Florida State's, Bobby Bowden, Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer, Ohio State's Jim
Tressel, and Texas' Mack Brown.
Ross Jenkins racked up just 129 yards on 8-of-17 passing with an interception
for the Bulldogs (2-3, 1-1), who saw their two-game winning streak halted.
Daniel Porter tallied 99 yards and a score on 11 touches.
The Bulldogs got on the board first, as Phillip Livas returned the opening
kickoff 84 yards to the Nevada 15. Porter took care of the rest on the next
play with a TD dash that made it 7-0 with less than a minute elapsed in the
Nevada responded with a pair of scores later in the frame -- a three-yard TD
catch by Puloka and a five-yard run from Kaepernick -- to grab a 14-7 after
Ricky Drake's 40-yard field goal in the second stanza made it 17-7 at the
Kaepernick hit Wimberly for a 24-yard strike early in the third but the extra
point was no good. Louisiana Tech answered on the second play of its ensuing
drive with Porter's 64-yard scoring run, which made it 23-14 about 10 minutes
left in the third.
Kaepernick had a 67-yard TD dash late in the third to balloon the difference
to 30-14 at the beginning of the final frame.
Following a blocked punt early in the fourth, Green hauled in a three-yard TD
catch to make it 37-14.
10/10 01:35:39 ET