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Taua gets 4 TDs, No. 25 Nevada beats UNLV 44-26

Vai Taua rushed for three touchdowns and caught a fourth as No. 25 Nevada rolled past intrastate rival UNLV 44-26 on Saturday night to win the Battle for the Fremont Cannon.The Rebels could do little to stop the Wolf Pack's rushing attack, led by Taua's 188 yards. Nevada scored five touchdowns on the ground on 374 total rushing yards — and never punted.In a rivalry marked by bad blood between northern and southern Nevadans, Wolf Pack fans poured onto the field as their team let the final seconds tick off the clock in the 18-point victory by a team favored by more than 20. On its final drive, Nevada (5-0) declined to run out the clock until less than 30 seconds remained, instead running plays behind backup quarterback Tyler Lantrip."I've never seen the cannon any other color," said Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who had 97 yards rushing with a touchdown, and 124 yards passing with one touchdown and an interception."Nice to see a lot of blue in the crowd," he said.The prize for the...

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