HOW THEY SCORED: MINNESOTA 51, UNLV 23


HOW THEY SCORED

MINNESOTAUNLV

5123

UNLV6737—23

Minnesota3131421—51

FIRST QUARTER

UNLV 6, Minnesota 0, 9:48 — Tim Cornett 26 run (kick blocked). Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 5:12. Key plays: Nick Sherry completes 7 of 8 passes for 43 yards.

UNLV 6, Minnesota 3, 2:39 — Chris Hawthorne 25 FG. Drive: 9 plays, 32 yards, 4:11. Key play: The Golden Gophers take possession at UNLV’s 40 after a 21-yard punt by Logan Yunker.

SECOND QUARTER

Minnesota 10, UNLV 6, 13:45 — Philip Nelson 48 run (Hawthorne kick). Drive: 2 plays, 69 yards, 0:31. Key play: Nelson fakes a handoff and dashes all alone down the field for the easy score.

UNLV 13, Minnesota 10, 5:04 — Devante Davis 34 pass from Sherry (Nolan Kohorst kick). Drive: 11 plays, 66 yards, 3:28. Key plays: UNLV converts two fourth downs, including the TD pass.

Minnesota 16, UNLV 13, 0:18 — Maxx Williams 10 pass from Nelson (kick failed). Drive: 10 plays, 39 yards, 1:27. Key play: Minnesota faces fourth-and-5 and picks it up on a 9-yard pass from Nelson to Isaac Fruechte to the Rebels’ 25.

THIRD QUARTER

Minnesota 23, UNLV 13, 14:48 — Marcus Jones 98 kick return (Hawthorne kick). Key play: The Gophers set up an excellent wedge, and Jones follows it.

Minnesota 30, UNLV 13, 7:36 — Martez Shabazz 51 blocked field goal return (Hawthorne kick). Key play: Ra’Shede Hageman blocks Kohorst’s 37-yard field goal attempt, and Shabazz picks up the ball and heads to the end zone.

Minnesota 30, UNLV 16, 3:52 — Kohorst 32 FG. Drive: 10 plays, 66 yards, 3:44. Key play: Shaquille Murray-Lawrence rushes 42 yards to the 29.

FOURTH QUARTER

Minnesota 37, UNLV 16, 10:41 — Briean Boddy-Calhoun 89 interception return (Hawthorne kick). Key play: Boddy-Calhoun steps in front of Sherry’s pass, and no one can catch him.

Minnesota 44, UNLV 16, 6:37 — Nelson 5 run (Hawthorne kick). Drive: 8 plays, 37 yards, 3:47. Key play: On third-and-15, Nelson completes a 21-yard pass to KJ Maye for 21 yards to the Rebels’ 21.

Minnesota 44, UNLV 23, 4:12 — Taylor Barnhill 1 pass from Sherry (Kohorst kick). Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:12. Key play: Murray-Lawrence rushes 64 yards to the 10.

Minnesota 51, UNLV 23, 0:42 — Mitch Leidner 4 run (Hawthorne kick). Drive: 6 plays, 86 yards, 3:30. Key play: David Cobbs rushes 60 yards to the 26.

A — 44,217

TEAM STATISTICS

UNLVMINN

First downs2117

Rushes-yards34-19338-221

Passing22699

Comp-Att-Int36-51-210-23-1

Return Yards5104

Punts-Avg.4-43.33-38.3

Fumbles-Lost0-01-0

Penalties-Yards1-151-5

Time of possession31:5628:04

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — UNLV, Murray-Lawrence 4-108, Cornett 20-80, Sherry 6-4, Smith 2-3, Team 1-(minus 1), Whitely 1-(minus 1). Minnesota, Nelson 12-83, Cobb 6-69, Kirkwood 11-30, Mi.Leidner 3-25, R.Williams 4-13, Banham 2-1.

PASSING — UNLV, Sherry 35-50-2-226, Herring 1-1-0-0. Minnesota, Nelson 10-22-1-99, Team 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING — UNLV, Mataele 9-43, Davis 7-77, Rice 6-35, Phillips 3-14, A.Williams 2-19, Cornett 2-17, Criswell 2-16, Murray-Lawrence 2-4, Barnhill 2-1, Killian 1-0. Minnesota, Maye 3-30, Goodger 2-30, Fruechte 2-17, M.Williams 1-10, R.Williams 1-7, Hutton 1-5.

MISSED FIELD GOALS — UNLV, Kohorst 49 (WR), 37 (BLK).