HOW THEY SCORED


UNLV - 23

UTAH STATE - 16

UNLV 3 0 6 14 - 23

Utah State 0 10 0 6 - 16

FIRST QUARTER

UNLV 3, Utah State 0,

8:23 -- FG Sergio Aguayo 48. Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 2:01. Key play: Rebels cornerback Quinton Pointer forces a fumble, and linebacker Jason Beauchamp recovers at Utah State's 35-yard line.

SECOND QUARTER

Utah State 7, UNLV 3, 13:08 --Aaron Lesue 2 run (Chris Ulinski kick). Drive:6 plays, 58 yards, 1:44. Key play: Aggies quarterback Leon Jackson completes a 27-yard pass to Lesue, who leaps high while falling backward, to set up the touchdown on the next drive.

Utah State 10, UNLV 3,

0:00 --FG Peter Caldwell 38. Drive: 1 play, 0:01. Key play:Kevin Robinson's 49-yard punt return puts the Aggies at UNLV's 21.

THIRD QUARTER

Utah State 10, UNLV 6, 12:40 -- FG Aguayo 30. Drive:7 plays, 38 yards, 2:09. Key play: UNLV's Gerold Rodriguez returns the opening kickoff of the second half 48 yards to midfield.

Utah State 10, UNLV 9,

3:05 -- FG Aguayo 22. Drive:12 plays, 65 yards, 6:22. Key play: Rebels quarterback Travis Dixon bursts through for a 45-yard run to the Aggies' 10.

FOURTH QUARTER

UNLV 16, Utah State 10, 12:46 --Dixon 15 run (Aguayo kick). Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 1:30. Key play: Dixon completes a 35-yard pass to wide receiver Ryan Wolfe that had gone for a touchdown, but a block-in-the-back penalty brings the ball back to Utah State's 41-yard line. On the next play, Dixon connects with wide receiver Aaron Straiten, who reaches back with his right hand to flip the ball to himself for a 26-yard gain to the 15.

UNLV 16, Utah State 16, 8:23 --Jackson 1 run (kick failed). Drive: 6 plays, 34 yards, 2:18. Key play: Dixon gains a first down but fumbles. Aggies safety Caleb Taylor recovers the ball at the Rebels' 34.

UNLV 23, Utah State 16,

1:02 --Frank Summers 11 run (Aguayo kick). Drive: 6 plays, 36 yards, 2:06. Key play:The Rebels convert a third-and-5 when Dixon completes a 6-yard pass to Wolfe at Utah State's 25-yard line.

TEAM STATISTICS

UNLV UTAH ST.

First downs 14 15

Rushes-yards 38-173 40-97

Passing 141 137

Comp-Att-Int 12-20-0 13-19-0

Return Yards 13 47

Punts-Avg. 6-50.2 7-47.4

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-2

Penalties-Yards 12-101 5-42

Time of poss. 30:00 30:00

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING -- UNLV, Dixon 22-129, Summers 10-40, Peeples 2-6, Wolfe 1-6, Team 3-(minus 8). Utah State, Marsh 13-50, Lesue 13-33, Jackson 12-11, Actkinson 2-3.

PASSING -- UNLV, Dixon 12-20-0-141. Utah State, Jackson 13-19-0-137.

RECEIVING -- UNLV, Wolfe 6-65, Flair 3-40, Straiten 3-36. Utah State, Robinson 5-62, Marsh 2-23, Actkinson 2-10, Bohm 2-9, Lesue 1-27, Nelson 1-6.

 

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