Boxscore
Nevada 35, Fresno State 34
Saturday, November 13, 2010 10:30 PM
Location - Bulldog Stadium
Attendance - 37116

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Nevada 7 14 7 7 35
Fresno State 14 3 14 3 34

Recap


Vai Taua scored three touchdowns, including a 24-yard run with 4:51 left, to give No. 21 Nevada a 35-34 victory over host Fresno State in the Western Athletic Conference on Saturday night.

Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns, including a 47-yard run in the first half as the Wolf Pack (9-1, 4-1) kept its WAC title hopes alive. The Wolf Pack hosts undefeated Boise State on Nov. 26.

Robbie Rouse rushed for 217 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a 44-yard run in the third quarter to put Fresno State ahead 31-28.

Kaepernick, who is 6 feet 6, 220 pounds, gave Nevada a 28-24 lead with a 19-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Kaepernick grew up in Turlock, Calif., about 90 minutes from Fresno, and had about 200 family members and friends in attendance.

Ryan Colburn threw two touchdown passes for Fresno State, including a 26-yarder to Isaiah Burse in the third quarter to give the Bulldogs a 24-21 lead.

Taua scored two touchdowns late in the first half to put Nevada ahead 21-17 at halftime. He scored on a 4-yard run with 1:01 left, and 1-yard run with 34 seconds to go. The second TD was set up by a Colburn fumble.

Rouse also had an 11-yard TD catch and a 2-yard TD run in the first half.

Kevin Goessling kicked two field goals, including a 34-yarder on the first play of the fourth quarter to give Fresno a 34-28 lead.

Fresno State (6-3, 4-2) travels to No. 4 Boise State next week.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:37
Fresno State   TD  Fresno State 7 - Nevada 0
1st Quarter - 10:37
Nevada   TD  Fresno State 7 - Nevada 7
1st Quarter - 7:42
Fresno State   TD  Fresno State 14 - Nevada 7
2nd Quarter - 4:18
Fresno State   FG  Fresno State 17 - Nevada 7
2nd Quarter - 1:01
Nevada   TD  Fresno State 17 - Nevada 14
2nd Quarter - 0:34
Nevada   TD  Fresno State 17 - Nevada 21
3rd Quarter - 11:52
Fresno State   TD  Fresno State 24 - Nevada 21
3rd Quarter - 9:28
Nevada   TD  Fresno State 24 - Nevada 28
3rd Quarter - 6:27
Fresno State   TD  Fresno State 31 - Nevada 28
4th Quarter - 14:55
Fresno State   FG  Fresno State 34 - Nevada 28
4th Quarter - 4:51
Nevada   TD  Fresno State 34 - Nevada 35
TEAMS

Team Records

  Nevada Fresno State
W/L 9 - 1 - 0 6 - 3 - 0
Conference 4 - 1 - 0 4 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Nevada Fresno State
Score 35 34
First Downs 18 23
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-15
47%
6-for-14
43%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
2-for-3
67%
Total Yards 419 444
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-248 41-250
Average/Rush 6.9 6.1
Passing
Comp-Att 16-26 16-26
Passing Yards 171 194
Average/Pass Play 6.3 6.9
Penalties-Yards 5-43 3-14
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 28:38 31:22

PLAYER STATS

Nevada (9 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Kaepernick 16/26 171 0 1
Fresno State (6 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Colburn 16/26 194 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Kaepernick 14 156 11.1 2
V. Taua 21 89 4.2 3
M. Ball 1 3 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Rouse 26 217 8.3 2
T. Slocum 5 23 4.6 0
R. Colburn 8 7 0.9 0
J. Saunders 2 3 1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Shepherd 7 68 9.7 0
B. Wimberly 4 47 11.8 0
R. Matthews 2 23 11.5 0
V. Green 2 22 11.0 0
T. Session 1 11 11.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Evans 4 52 13.0 0
J. Hamler 3 37 12.3 0
A. Johnson 3 32 10.7 0
I. Burse 1 26 26.0 1
M. Lindsey 2 21 10.5 0
R. Rouse 2 17 8.5 1
J. Saunders 1 9 9.0 0
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