When a passing game struggles, the simple thing to do is look at the quarterback. In UNLV's case, that position is far from blameless. But the Rebels' wide receivers, thought to be a strength entering the football season, haven't created enough space to give the quarterbacks adequate targets. And the inexperienced and undersized offensive line hasn't always provided the best protection.
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Five burning questions for UNLV's football game against San Jose State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium
This time sophomore Kurt Palandech knows he will be the one getting the football. UNLV coach Tony Sanchez named Palandech the Rebels' starting quarterback for the game against San Jose State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
About 1,500 students and officials showed up at the UNLV Student Union this morning to watch the football team paint the Fremont Cannon red.
Two UNLV football players were named Mountain West players of the week.
They were lining up the NASCAR trucks for Saturday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when a guy wearing a Route 66 shirt in the media center noticed one of the TVs had been switched. Instead of the race broadcast, it was showing the Arizona State-UCLA football game.
The Fremont Cannon will be taken through UNLV's campus on Monday morning for a painting ceremony. It will be taken from Lied Athletic Complex at 11 a.m. to the Student Union, where the red paint will be sprayed on the cannon at 11:15.
RENO — You will excuse Ryan McAleenan for not remembering his assignment, for basking in the glow of a rain-soaked celebration within a sea of red.
Simply put, it was one of the biggest in UNLV's recent football history. Leading just 13-10 with under nine minutes remaining, the Rebels received a 52-yard pick-six touchdown from junior middle linebacker Ryan McAleenan. The ensuing extra point made it 20-10 and all but ended UNR's hopes of rallying for a win.
The UNLV Rebels won on all sides of the ball in Saturday's 23-17 victory over the University of Neva, Reno.
The Rebels are 6-point underdogs as they head up north to face in-state rival UNR. Kickoff is at 4:00 p.m. PT.
Despite some missed opportunities and a key injury, the Rebels left Mackay Stadium in Reno with a 23-17 victory on Saturday, taking the Fremont Cannon home with them.
The UNLV Rebels head north to face in-state rival the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack Saturday at Mackay Stadium in the battle for the Fremont Cannon. The game won't be televised, but there's still a couple of ways you can tune in if you're not making the trip up north.
Replacing former UNR standout Cody Fajardo is not easy, as Tyler Stewart is finding out. UNLV's passing game hasn't done much since the season opener, but Blake Decker is capable of getting hot at any moment.
Did you hear the one about when Tony Sanchez as football coach at Bishop Gorman High was afraid of an opposing local team? No, there isn't a punchline.
The last time coach Tony Sanchez brought a football team to Reno, he walked away with Bishop Gorman's sixth consecutive high school state championship. So he knows what it's like to win in Reno.
When UNLV head football coach Tony Sanchez referred to the Rebels’ in-state rivals as the “University of Reno, Nevada” at Tuesday’s press conference, it was perhaps a surprising remark from a coach just four games into his college coaching career.
UNLV's annual football game against UNR is big enough by itself, with both teams desperate to own the Fremont Cannon and bragging rights for a year. There's even more at stake this season.
TeamRankings.com, which uses a computer-based model, projects success for UNLV's football team the remainder of the season.
Five things to look for when UNLV's football team plays at UNR at 4 p.m. Saturday.
When Fred Wilson wound up in a walking boot last week, that gave redshirt freshman cornerback Tim Hough his first career start. And did he ever take advantage of the opportunity.
Five players to watch when UNLV's football team plays at UNR at 4 p.m. Saturday.
When Tony Sanchez took the UNLV football coaching job in December, he made clear he would run a power offense that relied heavily on the run.
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