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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, November 14, 2009

CFB: Nevada runs past Fresno State 52-14

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. Luke Lippincott rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns to lead Nevada over Fresno State 52-14 on Saturday.

Vai Taua rushed for 179 yards and two touchdowns for the Wolf Pack (7-3, 6-0 Western Athletic).

Colin Kaepernick added 95 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Nevada, the nation's No. 1 rushing offense, which rolled up 461 yards Saturday.

Ryan Colburn passed for 362 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (6-4, 5-2). He had a 57-yard strike to Jamel Hamler on the opening drive to give Fresno State a 7-0 lead and hit Seyi Ajirotutu from 3 yards out to make it 14-7.

Fresno State had five turnovers, including four fumbles in the second half. The Bulldogs also lost running back Ryan Mathews, the nation's leading rusher with 165.1 yards per game entering Saturday, to an injury in the second quarter. He carried eight times for 35 yards.