Scores

Final

Nevada 27

(4-0, 1-0 away)

BYU 13

(1-3)

6:00 PM ET, September 25, 2010

LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 14 10 0 327
BYU 7 3 0 313

Top Performers

Passing: C. Kaepernick (NEV) - 196 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: V. Taua (NEV) - 29 CAR, 133 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Di Luigi (BYU) - 8 REC, 56 YDS

Nevada 27, BYU 13

Associated Press

PROVO, Utah -- Colin Kaepernick threw for 196 yards and a touchdown and ran for 82 yards and another score Saturday as Nevada beat BYU 27-13.

Vai Taua added 133 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Wolf Pack (4-0), who are off to their best start since going 12-0 to begin the 1991 season.

BYU (1-3) lost its third straight game for the first time in five years.

Kaepernick led five scoring drives of nine plays or more. He threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Courtney Randall on the game's first possession and added a 4-yard TD run in the second quarter that gave the Wolf Pack a 21-7 lead.

True freshman quarterback Jake Heaps completed 24 of 45 passes for 229 yards in his first college start for BYU.

J.J. DiLuigi scored the Cougars' only touchdown on a 2-yard run. He finished with 67 yards rushing and added eight receptions for 56 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
BYU
1st Downs2321
Total Yards435320
Passing196229
Rushing23991
Penalties6-651-5
3rd Down Conversions9-175-15
4th Down Conversions3-41-4
Turnovers20
Possession36:1723:43

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kaepernick16/251967.811
BYUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Heaps24/452295.100

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taua291334.6117
Kaepernick17824.8126
BYUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Di Luigi15674.5114
Quezada3155.006

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wimberly25929.5036
Session33812.7016
BYURECYDSAVGTDLG
Hoffman47418.5025
Di Luigi8567.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVBYU
TD10:16Courtney Randall 6 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Anthony Martinez Kick) 70
TD07:04JJ Di Luigi 2 Yd Run (Mitch Payne Kick) 77
TD01:39Vai Taua 1 Yd Run (Anthony Martinez Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERNEVBYU
TD09:18Colin Kaepernick 4 Yd Run (Anthony Martinez Kick) 217
FG01:20Mitch Payne 27 Yd 2110
FG00:00Ricky Drake 38 Yd 2410
FOURTH QUARTERNEVBYU
FG11:27Anthony Martinez 29 Yd 2710
FG07:46Mitch Payne 29 Yd 2713

Research Notes

Nevada (Wolf Pack): 1st 4-0 start since 1991, which was the Wolfpack's last year in FCS. So this is their 1st 4-0 start as an FBS team NC State (Wolfpack): 1st 4-0 start since 2002, 5th time in last 20 seasons
Nevada: 1st 4-0 start since 1991, which was the Wolfpack's last year in FCS. So this is their 1st 4-0 start as an FBS team

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