It's a great day to be a Rebel! Well, every day is a great day to be a Rebel. In true Rebel form, the Rebs made it an exciting finish at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday night. Some UNLV fans had already started leaving when the Rebs let Hawaii score 3 touchdowns in a row to take the lead late in the 4th quarter. But, thankfully, the new and improved Rebels weren't going to let down the fans still in attendance. They marched down the field and won 39-37 on a last second field goal by local kid, Nolan Kohorst. The Rebels improved to 4-2, winning their last 4 games in a row.
It was definitely a fun (and long) day for me, as I had to be at the stadium at 9:00 a.m. for Rebelstarzz practice with my daughter. The Rebelstarzz danced with other cheer and dance teams from all over the Las Vegas area (even Boulder City) to raise money to fight breast cancer. They performed at halftime of the game all in pink and did a wonderful job.
Our tailgate started around 1:30 p.m. and much like the first home game, we had a great crowd of 50+ people to feast on a Hawaiian-themed buffet, including gingered chicken, pineapple and pepper skewers, Kalbi beef short ribs, Kalua pulled pork, the famous "crack mac" and even some Spam!
After the win, we celebrated again in the tailgate area, finishing up all the delicious desserts, waiting for the traffic to lighten up. There was so much food thanks to many new friends who joined our tailgate this week like Bryan Cole, his brother, George Cole and their families. I hope to see them again at the last 3 home games.
Next up for the football team is Fresno State in Fresno on Saturday, October 19. The game is at 7:00 p.m. and will be streaming live on unlvrebels.com
. After that, they head to Reno for the Battle of the Fremont Cannon. That thing has been blue for way too long. That game is on ESPN3.com at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 26.
Let's not forget basketball is right around the corner. I can't think of a better way to spend my birthday than at the annual Scarlet & Gray showcase this Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. You can get more information here: http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/100113aaa.html
We'll be able to see all the new faces (and there are a lot of them!) and the old ones as well. It will be a lot of fun. It's also always fun to see the "Legends" (former UNLV BB players) scrimmage as well. I recently ran into Chance Davis and Robert Smith and both said they will be participating. I'm looking forward to seeing the "old" guys.
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Thanks for your support and GO REBELS!