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Nevada 49, E. Washington 24

RENO, Nev. -- Colin Kaepernick passed for 306 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two others as Nevada beat Eastern Washington 49-24 on Thursday.

Kaepernick completed 26 of 37 passes and added 60 yards rushing for the Wolf Pack (1-0).

Taiwan Jones rushed for 145 yards and had 92 yards receiving, including an 82-yard touchdown reception for the Eagles (0-1).

Nevada led from the opening drive and sealed the victory when Vai Taua plunged in from 3 yards out with 9:17 left in the game to make it 42-24.

Eastern Washington had pulled to within 35-24 when Darriell Beaumonte scored from a yard out with 1:21 left in the third quarter. The Eagles forced the Wolf Pack to punt on its next possession, but wide receiver Nicholas Edwards fumbled after a reception as the Eagles were driving and Nevada recovered.

Taua scored three plays later.

Nevada added another touchdown when Lampford Mark scored from a yard out with 3:38 left.

Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Mitchell completed 19 of 35 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns.

Nevada led 28-10 at halftime with Kaepernick running for a pair of scores and connecting with Jeremiah Green on a 48-yard strike with 17 seconds left in the half. Green finished with seven receptions for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

Kaepernick was 16 of 21 for 181 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Taua also scored for the Wolf Pack in the first half, plunging in from 1 yard out on the opening drive.