Luke Lippincott rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Nevada past winless Utah State 31-28 on Saturday.
Colin Kaepernick threw for 170 yards and two touchdowns for the
Wolf Pack (3-4, 1-2), who won their first Western Athletic Conference game this season. Kaepernick put Nevada ahead for good with a 32-yard touchdown pass to Mike McCoy with 3:47 left in the game.
Kevin Robinson returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown for Utah
State (0-7, 0-3), breaking the school record with his fourth career
punt return score.
Leon Jackson III passed for 106 yards and rushed for 51 more
yards and two touchdowns for the Aggies, who lost their 13th
straight game dating back to last season.
The Aggies had a chance to retake the lead when Kevin Robinson
returned the kickoff after McCoy's touchdown to the Nevada 39-yard
line. But Utah State couldn't get a first down and had to punt.
Nevada took over on its own 4 with 5:26 left in the game and ran
out the clock.
Jackson gave Utah State a 28-24 lead when he scored on a 10-yard run with 14:15 left in the game. After trailing 21-14 at the half,
the Wolf Pack regained the lead in the third quarter on an 8-yard
run by Lippincott and a 24-yard field goal by Brett Jaekle.
Nevada had 472 yards of offense, including 302 on the ground.
The Wolf Pack ran 32 more offensive plays than the Aggies in the
second half Nevada scored the first two times it touched the ball.