UNLV wide receiver Devante Davis and punter Logan Yunker were named Mountain West players of week.
This was most appropriate: That when it came time to produce a drive that would win a football game and finally terminate a road losing streak that had become stuff of (negative) lore around the UNLV program, Caleb Herring was the one to lead it.
When the moment of truth came in the fourth quarter, UNLV responded as it seldom has in similar situations.
UNLV put together perhaps its most impressive drive of the football season to take the lead for good tonight, and the Rebels went on to beat New Mexico 56-42 at University Stadium.
UNLV might again come away a loser when it plays New Mexico Saturday in the Mountain West opener for both teams, but after consecutive victories for the first time in nearly five years, little question exists the Rebels are confident. They also are 2-point favorites.
This weekend, most everyone here in Albuquerque wants to know if Walter White will die. I’m guessing Bobby Hauck couldn’t give a hoot.
Football coaches borrow and adapt — some would call it stealing — and offenses can change from year to year. UNLV and New Mexico have taken this practice one step further.
UNLV’s defensive line struggled badly last football season and has been a liability for several years.
San Diego State had the football game won. A simple first down and it was over.
UNLV did the job against New Mexico’s Kasey Carrier last football season, holding him to 52 yards rushing.