Nevada Post-Game Notes
Sept. 25, 2010
With the win, Nevada …
- Improves to 4-0 on the season, 494-434-33 overall (104th season) and 114-94 as an FBS school.
- Coach Chris Ault improved to 210-96-1 in his 26-year career.
- Narrowed the gap in the all-time series to 4-2-2 and won its second straight game in the series.
BEST START: At 4-0, this extends Nevada’s best start in its FBS history (since 1992). The 4-0 start also marks Nevada’s best start since the 1991 team went 12-0 to start the season.
KAEPERNICK NOW NEVADA’S ALL-TIME LEADER IN TOTAL OFFENSE: Colin Kaepernick entered the game just 66 yards behind David Neill (11,145 yards, 1998-2001) in total offense and Kaepernick moved into the top spot in the first quarter.
KAEPERNICK MOVES UP IN NCAA RECORD BOOK: Senior quarterback Colin Kaepernick scored on a 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and with that score, he moved into a tie for 4th place at 47 career rushing TDs by a quarterback with Pat White of West Virginia, Brian Mitchall of La.-Lafayette and Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan.
Kaepernick also moved up on the NCAA’s all-time quarterback rushing yards list. With 82 yards, he moved into the 10th spot all-time, passing Fred Solomon of Tampa and Brian Mitchell of La.-Lafayette.
Kaepernick’s touchdown also moved him into a tie for sixth all-time in WAC history in touchdowns scored as he now has 48 and is tied with Boise State’s Brock Forsey. Kaepernick moved ahead of Forsey into 17th place all-time in WAC history in points scored with 290
KAEPERNICK PASSES ROWE: Colin Kaepernick took over the fifth spot on Nevada’s all-time passing list on Saturday. He entered the game 58 yards behind former Pack star and NFL quarterback Jeff Rowe (7,862) and Kaepernick moved past Rowe in the first half.
DEFENSE HOLDS TIGHT: Nevada entered the game allowing more than 400 yards of total offense and 20 points per game. But in its first road contest of the year, the Pack defense played well. Nevada held the Cougars to 320 yards and just one touchdown in the game.
SCORING FIRST: Nevada has now scored on each of its opening drives this season (three touchdowns, 1 field goal. The Wolf Pack has received the opening kick in all four games. Last season, Nevada kicked off in all 13 games.
ET CETERA: Nevada won the toss and elected to receive while BYU defended the south end zone … Tight end Zach Sudfeld made his first career reception, an 8-yarder in the first quarter … Senior running back Courtney Randall scored his first touchdown of the season on Nevada’s opening drive … Sophomore tackle Jeff Nady made his first career for the Union … Colin Kaepernick and Vai Taua both passed former teammate B.J. Mitchell (481) in career rushing attempts … Sophomore Brandon Wimberly has caught a pass in 17 consecutive games … Nevada’s long-field goal specialist, Ricky Drake, connected on his first attempt of the season, a 38-yarder as time expired in the first half … Vai Taua moved into a tie for 20th in WAC history with 30 career rushing touchdowns … Nevada went for it four times on fourth down, converting three of them … This game completes a three-game series between the teams that was originally signed in the late 1990s … this game was rescheduled three times, twice at BYU’s request and once at Nevada’s request … Nevada won two of the three games in the contracted series.
QUARTERBACK CLUB: The Nevada football team’s Quarterback Club Luncheons with Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault will continue on Monday at the Peppermill Casino in Reno. Ault will review last week's game and go over game film at each game. He will also introduce players from the team and hold a question and answer session with the fans. The luncheons are open to the public. Doors at the Peppermill will open at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon program begins at noon. Luncheon cost is $17 at the door. The room will be announced the day of the luncheon. The 2010 Quarterback Club Luncheons will be held each Monday following Nevada football games with luncheons scheduled for Sept. 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18; and Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
NEXT UP: The Wolf Pack will face another road trip as Nevada heads south to face in-state rival UNLV in the annual Battle for the Fremont Cannon on Saturday, Oct. 2. The game will be televised by The Mtn. Nevada has won five straight in the series and leads the all-time series 20-15. The Wolf Pack has won five in a row in the series.