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Nevada’s starting tailback won’t start against Mizzou

RENO, Nev. | Vai Taua, Nevada's leading rusher through two games, will not start against Missouri tonight.

Nearly two hours prior to kickoff, a Nevada official confirmed he had told ESPN - televising the game with a 8 p.m. central kickoff - that Luke Lippincott would draw the start, although both would play.

Supposedly, Lippincott had a better week of practice.

Still, Taua came in averaging 6.5 yards per carry, having netted 209 yards rushing in Nevada's 0-2 start.

Lippincott has carried the ball only nine times in two games, for 52 yards. His yards per carry average of 5.8 isn't bad either.

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