Max Hall threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Pitta with 1:46 to play today to lift the 18th-ranked Brigham Young Cougars to a 42-35 Mountain West Conference victory over the UNLV Rebels in Provo, Utah.
The Rebels’ last-gasp drive fell short when Omar Clayton’s Hail Mary pass was intercepted in the end zone. UNLV (3-5, 0-4 Mountain West) had a second-and-10 at the BYU 13-yard line with 14 seconds remaining, but Clayton was sacked, forcing the desperation pass attempt.
The Rebels led 35-34 before the BYU touchdown and two-point conversion in the closing minutes. Clayton threw for 323 yards. Hall had four touchdown passes for the Cougars (7-1, 3-1).
No. 18 Brigham Young 42, UNLV 35, final
Brigham Young 42, UNLV 35, 1:46 fourth quarter
UNLV 35, Brigham Young 34, 6:49 fourth quarter
Brigham Young 34, UNLV 28, 8:36 fourth quarter
Brigham Young 31, UNLV 28, 14:11 fourth quarter
UNLV 28, Brigham Young 28, end of third quarter
The Rebels remain tied in Provo as the third quarter comes to a close. Each team scores a touchdown in the third quarter, with UNLV backup quarterback Mike Clausen running in his second touchdown of the day to answer Max Hall’s scoring pass to Fui Vakapuna. Clausen enters the game for the injured Omar Clayton, whose return is questionable to return.
UNLV 28, Brigham Young 28, 2:46 third quarter
Brigham Young 28, UNLV 21, 7:52 third quarter
UNLV 21, Brigham Young 2, end of second quarter
Frank Summers scored his second touchdown with 4:51 to play in the second quarter to tie the game. The Rebels go into halftime tied with a ranked team in the state of Utah for the second time this season. UNLV was tied with Utah at 14-all earlier this season. Omar Clayton, who left the game briefly in the second quarter with an apparent jaw injury, has completed 11 of 13 pass attempts for 159 yards for the Rebels. Max Hall has thrown two touchdowns for the Cougars. BYU’s only touchdown of the second quarter came on a drive that started at UNLV’s 5-yard line.
UNLV 21, Brigham Young 21, 4:51 second quarter
Brigham Young 21, UNLV 14, 7:18 second quarter
UNLV 14, Brigham Young 14, 13:18 second quarter
Brigham Young 14, UNLV 7, end of first quarter
Brigham Young 14, UNLV 7 — The Cougars got two passing touchdowns from Max Hall in the first quarter to open up an early lead on the Rebels in Provo, Utah. In between the two scores, Frank Summers had a 6-yard touchdown run for UNLV.
Brigham Young 14, UNLV 7, 1:34 first quarter
UNLV 7, Brigham Young 7, 6:33 first quarter
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