Nevada Leads Nation in Rushing Offense
The Nevada football team now leads the nation in rushing offense with 324.1 yards per game as the NCAA released updated statistical rankings on Sunday.
The Wolf Pack entered last week second in the nation at 305.6 yards per game. Nevada then exploded for a season-high 472 yards of rushing on Friday night in a 41-28 victory at Fresno State. Next on the rankings is Navy at 308 yards per game.
Nevada is fifth in the country in total offense at 524.1 yards per game and 13th nationally in scoring offense at 38.2 yards per contest.
Individually, sophomore running back Vai Taua vaulted to sixth in the nation in rushing at 128.8 yards per game after having a career game on Friday against the Bulldogs. Taua rushed for 263 yards on 28 carries, the sixth-best single-game performance in Wolf Pack history. Sophomore quarterback Colin Kaepernick is 32nd nationally and second in the WAC in rushing at 96.7 yards per contest.