Nevada Post-Game Notes
vs. Utah State, Oct. 20, 2007
- Junior Luke Lippincott rushed 36 times for 241 yards (both career highs), becoming the first Nevada back to hit the 200-yard mark since Matt Milton had 224 yards against San Jose State on Oct. 19, 2002. Lippincott is the third Wolf Pack player to top the 200-yard mark since Nevada joined Division I-A (FBS) in 1992. The other two are Milton and Chance Kretschmer (twice). Lippincott also had his second straight and fourth overall 100-yard game of the season. The junior now has seven career 100-yard rushing games.
- Lippincott also scored his team-leading eighth and ninth touchdowns of the year in the game. His nine touchdowns matches last year’s total of nine as he now has 18 touchdowns in his career.
- Junior Marko Mitchell has now caught a touchdown pass in three straight games and has 16 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns over that three-game stretch (vs. Fresno State, Boise State and Utah State).
- Brett Jaekle’s 24-yard field goal in the third quarter was the 10th of the season for the junior in 12 attempts. He has made eight of his last nine attempts and has made a field goal in eight straight games going back to the MPC Computers Bowl against Miami on Dec. 31, 2006.
- Nick Fuhr turned in a pair of sacks of Leon Jackson III in the game, including 12-yarder in the third quarter and a 10-yarder in the fourth quarter. He now leads the team with three sacks on the year. That marked Nevada’s first sacks since Kevin Porter recorded one against UNLV on Sept. 29.
- Nevada has never been shut out as a member of Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I-A) and has not been shut out since Sept. 27, 1980, a streak of 324 games that is the longest in the nation. The last time Nevada was blanked was at Weber State, a 10-0 loss. That is the only shutout loss ever suffered by Hall of Fame coach Chris Ault. During the streak, Nevada has shut out eight opponents, the last being a 42-0 win over Louisiana Tech last year in Ruston, La.
- Redshirt freshman Kenny Viser (CB) and Kevin Basped (DE) made their first career starts, in place of Paul Pratt and Jay Dixon, respectively. Other starting lineup changes: OL Mike Gallet in place of John Bender and LB Jerome Johnson in place of Kevin Porter.
- Nevada now leads the all-time series with Utah State 14-4 and has won the last three meetings and the only three meetings in which both teams were WAC members. Nevada coach Chris Ault is now 6-0 in his career against Utah State.