Nevada's Don Jackson (6) runs up the middle against UC Davis' Artice Nelson (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev.. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
Cathleen Allison
September 04, 2015

RENO, Nevada (AP) Don Jackson rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns to lead Nevada to a 31-17 victory over UC Davis in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.

Tyler Stewart completed 13 of 20 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 43 yards and another score.

Jackson had seven carries and 31 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0, on Nevada's first drive.

His seven yard touchdown run with 11:47 left in the first half to capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive and put the Wolfpack up 14-0.

After the Nevada defense forced a three-and-out, Stewart hit Jarred Gipson for a 2-yard touchdown pass to make it a three-touchdown game about 5 minutes later.

UC Davis cut its deficit to 24-10 when Ben Scott hit Ramon Vargas from five yards out with 6:56 to play, but a 15-yard touchdown run by Stewart less than 2 minutes later iced it.

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