A furious rally by quarterback Blake Decker couldn’t survive the magic of a touchdown pass with no time on the clock, and Hawaii defeated UNLV, 37-35, on Saturday night in Honolulu.
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The football season became a lost cause weeks ago, the coach’s job is anything but secure, and the stability of the program is again in question. So if UNLV’s players were going to check out on what little remains of the season, it wouldn’t be a big surprise. Except the Rebels finish against opponents that should get their full attention.
Winds of change could be gusting in Honolulu on Saturday night, when Bobby Hauck, a beleaguered football coach on the hot seat, guides UNLV into one of his biggest games of the season.
Hawaii’s football program is losing money again, but the athletic department can’t afford to cut the program. The situation leaves athletic director Ben Jay with no easy answers.
Five things to look for when UNLV’s football team plays at Hawaii at 8 p.m. PST Saturday.
Hawaii’s Scott Harding, a punter who can kick with either foot, is a Ray Guy Award semifinalist. Oh and he plays wide receiver and returns punts. Not to mention a 28-year-old who used to play in the Australian Football League.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Jared Lebowitz played in UNLV’s past two games when starter Blake Decker got injured. Now Lebowitz might start Saturday at Hawaii.
It’s not hard to keep focused with just two games left, but it is setting in that my career here is winding down. I’m still checking things off my checklist and this will be my last road trip as a Rebel player.
Five players to watch when UNLV’s football team plays at Hawaii at 8 p.m. PST Saturday.
Five key questions as UNLV’s football team prepares to play at Hawaii at 8 p.m. PST Saturday.
UNLV’s football team has changed its travel plans to Hawaii, opting to leave a day later and stay in Waikiki Beach in hopes of ending its struggles there.
Scoring and statistics summary for the UNLV-Brigham Young football game.
Brigham Young took advantage of several missed opportunities by UNLV to beat the Rebels, 42-23. Rebels quarterback Blake Decker was injured in the third quarter and didn’t return.
The Rebels had some good individual performances Saturday night, but BYU had an answer every time UNLV made a big play. The Cougars handled the Rebels, 42-23, in temperatures that dipped well below freezing in Provo, Utah.
Their final season at UNLV hasn’t gone well, but the Rebels’ seniors want to get their college careers on a high note. Beating Brigham Young would be huge as they play their final three games.
Five things to look for when UNLV plays at Brigham Young at 4 p.m. PST Saturday.
Inclement weather isn’t the only obstacle Brigham Young faces as it prepares to host UNLV on Saturday. The Cougars have been hit with a rash of injuries, derailing what was a promising season.
UNLV quarterback Blake Decker grew up a Brigham Young fan, but was cut by the Cougars after walking on in 2013. Now he’s excited to try to beat them when the football teams meet Saturday.
Hey, Rebel Fans, welcome back to my diary. It’s been a while since I made an entry because I missed six weeks with an injury. I’ve really missed it but am happy to report that we’re back in action and I hope everyone enjoys the final month of the season.
Five players to watch when UNLV’s football team plays at Brigham Young at 4 p.m. PST Saturday.
Here’s a breakdown of the leading candidates for the various Mountain West football awards. UNLV’s Devonte Boyd could edge Wyoming’s Brian Hill’s top freshman.
Five key questions as UNLV’s football team prepares for Saturday’s 4 p.m. PST at Brigham Young.
UNLV quarterback Blake Decker left the game early Saturday against Air Force. Now the Rebels hope he will be able to play this Saturday at Brigham Young.
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