October 18, 2009 in Sports

Nevada runs by Utah St.

Associated Press

WAC standings

Boise St.1060
Fresno St.2133
Louisiana Tech2133
New Mex. St.1234
San Jose St.0215
Utah St.0215

Wednesday’s result

Boise St. 28, Tulsa 21

Saturday’s results

Nevada 35, Utah St. 32

La. Tech 45, New Mexico St. 7

Idaho 35, Hawaii 23

San Jose St. at Fresno St., late

Coming Saturday

Louisiana Tech at Utah St., 3 p.m.

Idaho at Nevada, 4:05 p.m.

Fresno St. at NM State, 10:20 p.m.

Boise St. at Hawaii, 11:05 p.m.

Colin Kaepernick threw for three touchdowns while the nation’s leading rushing team continued to chalk up big yards as Nevada topped Utah State 35-32 Saturday at Logan, Utah.

The Wolf Pack (3-3, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference) had rushed an average 289 yards a game this season, but the team outdid itself, gaining 313 against the Aggies (1-5, 0-2).

Nevada took its first lead, 28-24, on a fourth-quarter 49-yard pass from Kaepernick to Brandon Wimberly. The Wolf Pack then got to 35-24 after Luke Lippincott ran for a 69-yard touchdown.

Fresno State 41, San Jose State 21: Ryan Mathews ran for 220 yards and Ryan Colburn threw two touchdown passes as the Bulldogs (3-3, 2-1) defeated the Spartans (1-5, 0-2) at Fresno, Calif.

Mathews’ night, which ended after three quarters, included a 59-yard touchdown that highlighted the Bulldogs’ 24-point second quarter. It was the junior’s sixth straight game with 100 or more yards.

Louisiana Tech 45, New Mexico State 7: Ross Jenkins passed for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Bulldogs (3-3, 2-1) over the Aggies (3-4, 1-2) in Ruston, La.

Daniel Porter added 132 yards for the Bulldogs, who won their third home game of the season.

Louisiana Tech amassed 540 yards of offense, including 315 on the ground.

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