Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Few Players Can Climb Some Lists on Friday

(Tell me what do you see?  James Madison's stats from the VaTech game..No but good guess.  It's the Wolf Pack breaking records of course!)

We thought maybe we should follow up a little since Pack Backer has been so kind to do all the heavy lifting these days.  Besides, who doesn't want more Wolf Pack info?  Sickos and Bronco fans (as if there is a difference), that's who.

For you fans out there who don't pay attention to the numbers like you should, don't worry.  We are doing it for you.

In regards to the team:

Nevada recently went 2-0 for the first time since the 95 season.  (Really?  Come on guys!)  Going 3-0 would be the first time since the 1991 season when Nevada started out 12-0 with a Big Sky Championship in their final season before moving to the Big West.

In regards to the players:

Colin Kaepernick:

With 1 yard rushing, Colin will move out of a tie for 12th place with former Texas QB Vince Young and into sole possession of 12th place on the NCAA career rushing yards by a QB list.

Colin has scored two rushing TD's in each of the last two games.  A repeat of that performance would move him from 9th place into a tie for 7th place with former Missouri QB Brad Smith with 45 rushing TD's.  He would leap frog former Indiana QB Antwaan Randle El (44).  He would also move out of a tie with former UTEP RB John Harvey and into sole possession of 5th place on the career WAC rushing TD's list.  And he would also move from 19th (266) on the WAC all time points scored list to 18th, passing former LTU kicker Josh Scobee (270).

With 240 yards passing, Colin (7,623) would move from 22nd place on the all time WAC passing yards list all the way up to 17th.  He would pass the following in doing so:  Marc Wilson BYU (7,636), Tom Corontzos UW (7,712), Billy Blanton SDSU (7,715), Steve Young BYU (7,737) and Jeff Rowe Nevada (7,862).  Passing Jeff would put Colin from 6th to 5th on the all time Nevada mark.

With 7 completed passes, Colin (554) will move from 7th place to 6th place on the career completions list, passing Mike Maxwell in the process.

In his last two games, Colin (65) has also thrown for 2 TD's in each.  A repeat of that performance would move him from 15th place on the all time TD passes by a WAC QB into a tie for tenth place with Stoney Case (UNM) and Billy Blanton (SDSU).  He would pass Luke McCown (LTU), John Walsh (BYU), and Robbie Bosco (BYU).

It will be tough to do against a stingy Cal Bears defense, but with 396 yards of total offense, Kaep would become Nevada's all time offensive yardage leader in front of a big home crowd.  Here's to crossing our fingers and hoping for that one!

Vai Taua:

For any stat that is rushing yardage related, simply add 20 yards to Colin's stats to know what Vai's stats are entering this game.  Taua is currently 5th all time at Nevada with 3,147 yards rushing.  Colin is 6th with 3,127.

Vai has scored 3 TD's this year.  A realistic number for him, like we used for Kaep, would be two TD's against the Bears.  If he were to do that (36), he would move into sole possession of 6th place on the Nevada touchdowns list passing Trevor Insley, Bryan Reeves, and Chance Kretschmer.  He would also move into 6th on the points scored list (218) leaping the same 3 players.

Vai needs to tote the rock 11 times in the game to move from 10th place (449) to 9th place all time on on the school's rushing attempts list.  He would pass former Pack star Earnie O'Leary (459) by doing so.

With a total of 72 yards rushing, Vai (3,147) will move from his current position as the number 18 all time rusher in WAC history to the number 17 rusher, passing former UU RB Eddie Johnson (3,218).

Dontay Moch:

If Dontay (42) is able to record 1 tackle for loss, it will move him out of a tie for 3rd place with former Pack defensman Jorge Cardova and into sole possession of 2nd place ahead of former Pack star and Hard Knocks star Kevin Basped (42.5) on the Pack's all time TFL list.

With 1.5 sacks of Bears QB Kevin Riley, Moch (22.5) would claim 2nd place on the all time sacks list as well, again leaping Kevin Basped (23.5).

And an added little nugget just because we thought you would love it:

Although it's only his 3rd game of his sophomore season, Wolf Pack running back and kick returner Mike Ball is already over halfway to becoming the all time kick return and kick return yardage leader.  Mike has returned 33 kicks (Paul Williams is the record holder with 55) for 843 yards (Williams, 1,339).  He is currently 3rd on the all time list at an average of 25.5 YPR.

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