Nevada-Missouri Postgame Notes
Nevada vs. No. 6 Missouri
Colin Kaepernick’s first-quarter touchdown run was his fourth rushing TD of the season and 10th of his career.
Kicker Brett Jaekle is now in second place in career PATs at Nevada. With two PATs on Saturday, he now has 158 in his career and passed Damon Shea (157, 1995-97) for second place. Marty Zendejas (1984-87)
Jaekle booted a 31-yard field goal in the first half, putting him in a tie for fourth place in career goals at Nevada. Jaekle has made 41 career field goals, tied with Damon Shea (1995-97).
Marko Mitchell has now caught a pass in 17 straight games and in 28 of the 29 games in his career.
Marko Mitchell caught a 42-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, the eighth-straight TD reception of 28 yards or more for the senior. Mitchell’s previous seven TD receptions, dating back to the Boise State game last year (Oct. 14, 2007), have come from: 48, 59, 64, 64, 28, 31 and 58 yards.
Tight end Kevin Bohr’s first catch of the season came in the first quarter and was good for a 13-yard gain.
Nevada won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Nevada kicked off to start the game and defended the south goal.
STARTER CHANGES: On offense, Nevada opened in a double-tight end formation with Virgil Green and starting (in place of WR Mike McCoy). On defense, Nevada opened with a nickel package with safety Kevin Grimes getting his first career start (in place of DT Chris Slack). Jerome Johnson started at the SAM linebacker spot.
Nevada is now 0-4 all-time against teams in the Big 12 Conference and 0-1 in the series with Missouri. The teams are currently scheduled to play again in Reno in 2009.
Nevada coach Chris Ault is now 192-87-1 in his career.
Nevada is off the weekend of Sept. 20 and will return to action on Sept. 27 at UNLV in the annual Battle for the Fremont Cannon.