The first game of the year saw the Nevada Wolf Pack defeat the first "Tigers" opponent of the season. Let's hope it's not the last win over a Tiger in 2008.
The story of the game on offense was the running game, where Nevada racked up 426 yards on the ground (good for 4th in the NCAA this weekend and just 7 yards behind number two team).
The story of the game on defense was the run stopping, where Nevada allowed just FIVE yards on the ground (good for 3rd in the NCAA this weekend...Ohio State allowed -11!).
The overall story of the game was TEAM. FOUR QB's saw action. ELEVEN Wolf Pack players carried the rock. ELEVEN! Six different players caught a pass. And on the defense FIVE players recorded sacks. ELEVEN players had a tackle for loss. And TWENTY FIVE players got in on some sort of action whether it be a tackle, pass break up, etc. In fact, FIFTY EIGHT different players saw action on the field on Saturday.
Some individual highlights:
Colin Kaepernick had 3 rushing TD's.
Vai Taua had 103 yards rushing and a TD.
Luke Lippincott had his first TD of the year despite missing much of the game with a large cut that required 20+ stitches (and he came back in to play after that).
Dontay Moch had 2 sacks, 3 TFL, forced a fumble, and led the team with 8 tackles.
Josh Mauga had 1.5 sacks, 2.5 TFL, forced a fumble, and had 5 tackles.
Uche Anyanwu had 6 tackles from the safety position.
Jerome Johnson had 2.5 TFL, and 6 tackles.
Brandon Marshall had an INT, 2.5 TFL, and 5 tackles in his first start.
Next week: Texas Tech at Mackay Stadium. Raider's going to get Wrecked!