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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UNLV football coaches have come up with a variety of ways to refer to the Rebels' big rival, UNR. Now there's a new one.
The Mountain West suspended UNR senior defensive tackle Rykeem Yates for Saturday's 4 p.m. football game against UNLV in Reno.
Five burning questions for UNLV's football game at UNR at 4 p.m. Saturday.
UNLV might be playing in front of a sellout when the Rebels visit UNR at 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Tony Sanchez talked about how he wasn't especially proud of hitting 80 points, but he had his first victory in hand as UNLV's football coach, so he was going to enjoy it.
A group of Idaho State students spent more than three miserable hours in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Idaho State coach Mike Kramer was livid at his team’s performance in an 80-8 loss to UNLV on Saturday night.
UNLV played its annual game against a Football Championship Subdivision opponent at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday night. The official stat sheet said only 16,717 were on hand to watch the Rebels tally a school-record 80 points — Idaho State had 8 — and do chest bumps on the sideline.
The Rebels set program records for most points scored in a half and in a game during Saturday night’s 80-8 win over Idaho State.
As UNLV ran off the Sam Boyd Stadium field at halftime, its long-suffering football fans stood and gave the football team a big ovation. They had a lot to shout about and no reason to be nervous.
The law was enacted in 1948 and made it illegal to frown, grimace, scowl or offer any expression that might reflect negatively upon the good citizens of Pocatello. In short, officials desired a community full of characters similar to the one Will Ferrell played in "Elf," where smiling was their favorite.
QUARTERBACK: Idaho State's Michael Sanders was the backup two years ago to UNLV's Blake Decker when both were at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College. Decker continues to have the upper hand. Edge: UNLV
UNLV didn't have much pressure when it played at Northern Illinois, against UCLA and at Michigan. The Rebels weren't expected to win any of those football games. They weren't even expected to make those opponents sweat much.
Just by themselves, the numbers aren't anything to brag about. When talking about UNLV's defense, however, the statistics can't be judged in a vacuum. Context is crucial.
Former UNLV player personnel director Jimmy Morimoto has taken the same position at Mountain West football rival Fresno State.
Five things to look for when UNLV's football team plays Idaho State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Coaches like to say they will take an ugly victory over a pretty loss, but sometimes even a win can feel like a defeat.
Do you know that saying about being a symptom of something much worse? Yeah. That's what 2-16 is. That's what being outscored by an average of 39-18 in those football games is. That's the reality facing Mountain West teams and all others existing within the insignificant and dismal reality of a non-Power 5 conference today.
Five players to watch when UNLV's football team plays Idaho State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
If UNLV fans have learned anything in recent years, it's not to sleep on a Football Championship Subdivision team. And there are some eye-opening reasons to pay attention to this weekend's opponent, Idaho State.
Five burning questions for UNLV's football game against Idaho State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Michigan's press defense against UNLV's wide receivers made it difficult for the Rebels to get open.