Playing before a virtual home crowd at AT&T Park on San Francisco Bay, the Pack’s normally potent offense scored half its average but the defense held the Boston College Eagles’ young offense at bay. A potential tying drive by the Eagles with under two minutes to play was cut short by an aggressive interception by Khalid Wooten off freshman BC quarterback Chase Rettig. The pick sealed the victory for the Pack, which ran down the final minute of play to the joy of more than 15,500 fans who bought tickets through the university.
The victory also marks the end of the careers of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and running back Vai Taua, the most prolific offensive duo in FBS history. In his final game for Nevada, Kaepernick was held to 22 yards on nine carries though his 192 yards passing enabled him to surpass 3,000 passing yards on the season.
Leading the scoring was Rishard Matthews, who caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for another.
The Nevada defense held Boston College to 185 yards.
The win snapped Nevada’s four-game bowl losing streak.
The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl was organized this year for the first time as a way to fight hunger in America by raising money and awareness. As part of the event, Pack players not only toured San Francisco landmarks but also worked in a food kitchen to feed the homeless while in the Bay Area.
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