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Pack routs Eastern Washington for opening win

The Associated Press

RENO – Colin Kaepernick passed for 306 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two others as Nevada beat Eastern Washington 49-24 on Thursday.

Kaepernick completed 26 of 37 passes and added 60 yards rushing for the Wolf Pack (1-0).

Taiwan Jones rushed for 145 yards and had 92 yards receiving, including an 82-yard touchdown reception for the Eagles (0-1).

Nevada led from the opening drive and sealed the victory when Vai Taua plunged in from 3 yards out with 9:17 left in the game to make it 42-24.

Eastern Washington had pulled to within 35-24 when Darriell Beaumonte scored from a yard out with 1:21 left in the third quarter. The Eagles forced the Wolf Pack to punt on its next possession, but wide receiver Nicholas Edwards fumbled after a reception as the Eagles were driving and Nevada recovered.

Taua scored three plays later.

Nevada added another touchdown when Lampford Mark scored from a yard out with 3:38 left.

Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Mitchell completed 19 of 35 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns.

Nevada led 28-10 at halftime with Kaepernick running for a pair of scores and connecting with Jeremiah Green on a 48-yard strike with 17 seconds left in the half. Green finished with seven receptions for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

Kaepernick was 16 of 21 for 181 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Taua also scored for the Wolf Pack in the first half, plunging in from 1 yard out on the opening drive.

GAME STATS

NEVADA 49, E. WASHINGTON 24

E. Washington 7 3 14 0 – 24

Nevada 21 7 7 14 – 49

First Quarter

Nev-Taua 1 run (Martinez kick), 13:09.

Nev-Kaepernick 1 run (Martinez kick), 8:41.

EWas-Jones 82 pass from B.Mitchell (Jarrett kick), 8:23.

Nev-Kaepernick 5 run (Martinez kick), 3:27.

Second Quarter

EWas-FG Jarrett 40, 14:08.

Nev-V.Green 48 pass from Kaepernick (Martinez kick), :17.

Third Quarter

Nev-V.Green 40 pass from Kaepernick (Martinez kick), 12:26.

EWas-Kaufman 5 pass from B.Mitchell (Jarrett kick), 11:16.

EWas-Beaumonte 1 run (Jarrett kick), 1:21.

Fourth Quarter

Nev-Taua 3 run (Martinez kick), 9:17.

Nev-Mark 1 run (Martinez kick), 3:38.

A-16,313.

TEAM STATS

EWas Nev

First downs 20 24

Rushes-yards 28-162 44-214

Passing 270 339

Comp-Att-Int 21-40-1 27-38-0

Return Yards 0 33

Punts-Avg. 5-41.0 4-50.3

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1

Penalties-Yards 4-35 9-90

Time of Possession 25:49 34:11

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-E. Washington, Jones 12-145, M.Brown 4-18, Beaumonte 7-14, Team 1-(minus 1), B.Mitchell 4-(minus 14). Nevada, Kaepernick 11-60, Mark 7-52, Taua 12-51, Ball 7-46, Hale 1-7, Randall 1-4, Wellington 2-1, Team 1-(minus 1), Lantrip 2-(minus 6).

PASSING-E. Washington, B.Mitchell 19-35-0-253, Vitto 2-4-0-17, Panelli 0-1-1-0. Nevada, Kaepernick 26-37-0-306, Lantrip 1-1-0-33.

RECEIVING-E. Washington, Edwards 4-43, Kaufman 4-35, Hart 3-43, Herd 3-24, Beaumonte 3-23, Jones 2-92, Martin 1-6, Gehring 1-4. Nevada, V.Green 7-144, Wellington 4-39, Matthews 3-41, Taua 3-36, Ball 3-22, Wimberly 3-14, Patterson 2-15, Shepherd 1-33, Randall 1-(minus 5).


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