The victory was the Wolf Pack's first in its season opener since it beat Southern Utah, 24-23, in 2003.
Grambling State (0-1), which was out-gained 629-230, was led by quarterback Greg Dillon, who completed 13-of-25 passes for 225 yards. Dillon connected with running back Kenneth Batiste on a 21-yard touchdown pass to close out the scoring with 4:38 to play.
Kaepernick, who also completed 10-of-17 passes for 122 yards, scored on runs of 7 and 19 yards to open the scoring. The sophomore quarterback, who also scored on a 28-yard run in the third quarter, finished with 69 yards rushing on just six carries.
Nevada running back Vai Taua had a game-high 103 yards rushing on 12 carries. The sophomore scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter as Nevada took a 21-0 halftime lead and added a 4-yard score in the third quarter.
The Nevada defense held Grambling State to minus 11 yards rushing in the first half and just 5 total yards on the ground for the game on 40 carries. Nevada's offense rushed for 426 yards on 53 carries. Four Wolf Pack quarterbacks combined to complete 18-of-32 passes for 203 yards.
Grambling State broke Nevada's shutout with 9:19 to play in the third quarter on a 61-yard interception return for a touchdown by Desmond Lenard.
The following is a list of commitments made to FBS programs from February 5th-11th:ACCDuke: WR Damon Johnson (6-foot, 170), eval pendingNorth Carolina: Four-star WR Ryan Jones (No.
Charlie Strong's program filled its biggest hole with a nice haul at defensive tackle; linebacker remains a strength while receiver is uncertain.
Several highly regarded SEC recruits are already on campus working to make an impact on their teams right away.
Ohio State and Alabama among the teams already putting together strong 2017 classes.
This year's Rutgers class includes another potential future contributor in three-star running back Trey Sneed.
These 10 programs - many of which cleaned up in the 2016 class, as well - are off to the hottest starts in recruiting top 2017 prospects.
|Mississippi Valley State||1-8||1-10|
|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|