Nevada finished the 2008 season with an 7-6 record.
Nevada coach Chris Ault is now 198-91-1 in his 24-year coaching career.
Nevada set a school record for total offense in a season, surpassing the 1995 team that recorded 6,263 yards of total offense. This 2008 team entered the bowl game with 6,127 yards.
Sophomore running back Vai Taua had a first-quarter 17-yard touchdown run and a third quarter touchdown reception that marked his 17th and 18th touchdowns of the season, which is tied for second on Nevada’s single-season chart for touchdowns. He is also tied for second on Nevada’s single-season conventional scoring chart with 108 points. He is tied for third on Nevada’s single-season rushing touchdown list.
Taua moved into fourth place alone on Nevada’s single-season rushing list. He entered the game tied with Luke Lippincott (2007) for fourth.
Sophomore quarterback Colin Kaepernick moved from fourth to second on Nevada’s single-season total offense list. He also moved into ninth on Nevada’s career passing yardage list.
Kaepernick is now ninth on Nevada’s career passing touchdowns list with 41. His 22 passing touchdowns on the season is tied for 10th on the single-season list.
Marko Mitchell hauled in a 68-yard pass in the fourth quarter and moved into eighth on Nevada’s career receiving list, passing Nichiren Flowers. Mitchell’s fourth-quarter touchdown catch was the 22nd of his career, tying him for sixth all-time at Nevada.
Junior Jonathon Amaya’s third quarter interception was his team-leading fourth of the season.
Each of Nevada’s starting wide receivers Marko Mitchell, Chris Wellington and Mike McCoy caught a pass on Tuesday and each finished the season with a catch in all 13 games during the year.
ET CETERA: Marko Mitchell has now caught a pass in 27 straight games and in 38 of 39 games in his career ... Colin Kaepernick has thrown a touchdown pass in 11 straight games ... Nevada won the toss and deferred to the second half. The Wolf Pack defended the south goal to begin the game