Scores

Final

Nevada 31

(3-4, 1-2 MW)

Utah State 28

(0-7, 0-3 MW)

3:05 PM ET, October 20, 2007

Romney Stadium, Logan, UT

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 14 0 10 731
USU 7 14 0 728

Top Performers

Passing: C. Kaepernick (NEV) - 170 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: L. Lippincott (NEV) - 36 CAR, 241 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. McCoy (NEV) - 7 REC, 92 YDS, 1 TD

Nevada 31, Utah St. 28

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Luke Lippincott rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Nevada past winless Utah State 31-28 on Saturday.

Colin Kaepernick threw for 170 yards and two touchdowns for the Wolf Pack (3-4, 1-2), who won their first Western Athletic Conference game this season. Kaepernick put Nevada ahead for good with a 32-yard touchdown pass to Mike McCoy with 3:47 left in the game.

Kevin Robinson returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown for Utah State (0-7, 0-3), breaking the school record with his fourth career punt return score.

Leon Jackson III passed for 106 yards and rushed for 51 more yards and two touchdowns for the Aggies, who lost their 13th straight game dating back to last season.

The Aggies had a chance to retake the lead when Kevin Robinson returned the kickoff after McCoy's touchdown to the Nevada 39-yard line. But Utah State couldn't get a first down and had to punt.

Nevada took over on its own 4 with 5:26 left in the game and ran out the clock.

Jackson gave Utah State a 28-24 lead when he scored on a 10-yard run with 14:15 left in the game. After trailing 21-14 at the half, the Wolf Pack regained the lead in the third quarter on an 8-yard run by Lippincott and a 24-yard field goal by Brett Jaekle.

Nevada had 472 yards of offense, including 302 on the ground. The Wolf Pack ran 32 more offensive plays than the Aggies in the second half Nevada scored the first two times it touched the ball.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
USU
1st Downs2712
Total Yards472212
Passing170106
Rushing302106
Penalties4-233-35
3rd Down Conversions7-147-14
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers22
Possession37:1322:47

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kaepernick15/231707.420
Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson11/191065.601

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lippincott362416.7228
Kaepernick13463.5013
Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson15513.4216
Speight9252.8112

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy79213.1132
Mitchell35317.7131
Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Myers34113.7023
Marsh22412.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVUSU
TD08:38Marko Mitchell 31 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Brett Jaekle Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 85 yds, 4:41
70
TD06:32Luke Lippincott 7 Yd Run (Brett Jaekle Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 29 yds, 1:22
140
TD00:53Leon Jackson 1 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 70 yds, 5:33
147
SECOND QUARTERNEVUSU
TD03:37Derrvin Speight 12 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 65 yds, 3:23
1414
TD02:19Kevin Robinson 70 Yd Punt Return (Peter Caldwell Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERNEVUSU
TD09:26Luke Lippincott 8 Yd Run (Brett Jaekle Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 87 yds, 5:26
2121
FG02:43Brett Jaekle 24 Yd
Drive: 12 plays, 77 yds, 5:41
2421
FOURTH QUARTERNEVUSU
TD14:15Leon Jackson 10 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick) 2428
TD07:18Mike Mccoy 32 Yd Pass From Colin Kaepernick (Brett Jaekle Kick) 3128