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Don Jackson rushes for 124 yards, 2 TDs to help Nevada beat UC Davis, 31-17

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RENO, Nevada — 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.

PHOTO: Nevada defenders Matthew Lyons (9), Jordan Dobrich (49) and Bryan Lane Jr. pursue UC Davis running back Joshua Kelley (41) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
Nevada defenders Matthew Lyons (9), Jordan Dobrich (49) and Bryan Lane Jr. pursue UC Davis running back Joshua Kelley (41) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

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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