Boxscore
Nevada 52, California 31
Friday, September 17, 2010 10:00 PM
Location - MacKay Stadium
Attendance - 28809

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
California 7 7 10 7 31
Nevada 7 17 14 14 52

Recap

Colin Kaepernick passed for 150 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 146 more and three scores to lead Nevada to a 52-31 victory over California on Friday.

Marlon Johnson returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown and Vai Taua chipped in 152 yards and a score on 25 carries for the Wolf Pack, who have run up 152 total points in their first three games.

The teams traded touchdowns in the first quarter on Kaepernick’s 15-yard touchdown pass and Shane Vereen’s 59-yard rushing score for the Golden Bears.

But California had no answer for Kaepernick’s dual-threat abilities in the second quarter as the quarterback rushed for a pair of scores early in the period to give Nevada a 21-7 edge. Vereen rushed for another score and the Wolf Pack added a field goal before the half to make it 24-14 at the break.

The Golden Bears looked like they were getting back into it when Vereen rushed for a 50-yard score on their first possession of the second half, but senior quarterback threw an interception on the next possession, leading to Johnson’s score that made it 31-21.

Kaepernick almost had another touchdown pass late in the third when he hit Rishard Matthews down the middle for 27 yards, but Matthews fumbled inside the five and then reached out to retrieve the ball on the goal line for another score.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:23
Nevada   TD  Nevada 7 - California 0
1st Quarter - 3:06
California   TD  Nevada 7 - California 7
2nd Quarter - 12:45
Nevada   TD  Nevada 14 - California 7
2nd Quarter - 8:22
Nevada   TD  Nevada 21 - California 7
2nd Quarter - 3:19
California   TD  Nevada 21 - California 14
2nd Quarter - 0:02
Nevada   FG  Nevada 24 - California 14
3rd Quarter - 11:59
California   TD  Nevada 24 - California 21
3rd Quarter - 8:41
Nevada   TD  Nevada 31 - California 21
3rd Quarter - 5:14
California   FG  Nevada 31 - California 24
3rd Quarter - 1:14
Nevada   TD  Nevada 38 - California 24
4th Quarter - 7:43
Nevada   TD  Nevada 45 - California 24
4th Quarter - 6:20
California   TD  Nevada 45 - California 31
4th Quarter - 3:29
Nevada   TD  Nevada 52 - California 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  California Nevada
W/L 2 - 1 - 0 3 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  California Nevada
Score 31 52
First Downs 22 26
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-11
64%
6-for-9
67%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 502 499
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-225 46-318
Average/Rush 7.5 6.9
Passing
Comp-Att 23-37 10-15
Passing Yards 277 181
Average/Pass Play 7.5 12.1
Penalties-Yards 7-40 5-45
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Time of Possession 23:01 36:59

PLAYER STATS

California (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Riley 23/37 277 1 3
Nevada (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Kaepernick 10/15 181 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Vereen 19 198 10.4 3
I. Sofele 6 18 3.0 0
J. Ross 1 12 12.0 0
K. Riley 4 -3 -0.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Taua 25 151 6.0 1
C. Kaepernick 17 148 8.7 3
B. Wimberly 2 18 9.0 0
M. Ball 1 4 4.0 0
T. Session 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Jones 12 161 13.4 0
A. Miller 3 57 19.0 0
M. Calvin 1 18 18.0 0
J. Ross 3 12 4.0 0
S. Vereen 1 9 9.0 0
A. Lagemann 1 8 8.0 0
K. Allen 1 8 8.0 0
E. Stevens 1 4 4.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Matthews 3 83 27.7 1
T. Session 3 43 14.3 1
V. Green 2 35 17.5 0
B. Wimberly 2 20 10.0 0
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