Notes from the MPC Computers Bowls
MPC Computers Bowl
-- Nevada finished the season 8-5 and posted back-to-back seasons with at least eight wins since 1995-96.
-- Nevada coach Chris Ault is now 185-78-1 all-time and 1-3 in bowl games.
-- Nevada’s two-game bowl win streak was snapped.
-- Nevada is now 3-4 all-time in bowl games and 2-3 in bowl games as a member of NCAA Division I-A.
-- Nevada’s team safety in the first quarter was the first safety for the Wolf Pack since a team safety against San Jose State on Oct. 21, 2000.
-- The safety marked Nevada’s fifth defensive score this season. The other scores were touchdowns interception returns by Ezra Butler, Joe Garcia and Nick Hawthrone and a fumble return by Jeremy Engstrom.
-- Joshua Mauga’s second-quarter interception was his third of the season.
-- This game was Nevada’s first-ever meeting against Miami and first-ever game against a school from the ACC.
-- Brett Jaekle hit field goals of 33, 31, 40 and 44 yards for his first-ever game with four field goals. His previous best was 3 against UNLV in 2005. The four field goals sets an MPC Computers Bowl record the previous record was three by Ricky Bishop of UTEP against Boise State in 2000.
-- Jaekle’s 44-yard field goal in the fourth quarter is a career long.
-- Quarterback Jeff Rowe moved into third place on Nevada’s all-time career passing attempts list.
-- Running back Robert Hubbard gained ?? yards on the ground and finished the season with ?? yards, marking the sixth straight season Nevada has had either a 1,000-yard rusher or receiver.
-- The announced attendance of 28,652 is the largest crowd in the history of the MPC Computers Bowl among games that did not feature Boise State as one of the participants. The previous high was 28,615 when Fresno State played Virginia two years ago.
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