This much we know: That improving enough this football season to become bowl eligible, Bobby Hauck and his UNLV team accomplished what Jim Livengood demanded, what Neal Smatresk expected, what Tina Kunzer-Murphy felt necessary to prove tangible progress.
Normally, the kickoff to begin the second half with a team leading 24-7 is no big deal, unless of course, something big happens. And since this is UNLV and San Diego State, the bizarre tends to be the norm.
UNLV (2-3) hosts Tennessee-Martin (2-7) at 4 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center, where the Rebels recently squandered second-half leads in losses to Arizona State and Illinois.
If UNLV ever was going to make a statement to the various bowl committees, Saturday was the time to do it.