UNLV attempted a comeback in the second half against San Jose State, but fell short in a 34-24 loss. The Rebels, however, still had some highlights during their homecoming game.
Here are some of the top performers for the game on UNLV’s end.
Maika Mataele – The receiver had six receptions for 89 yards, including a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter to cut the lead down to seven.
Caleb Herring – Despite two interceptions, UNLV’s quarterback threw for 265 yards, two touchdowns and ran for another score.
Peni Vea – Vea intercepted San Jose State’s David Fales in the first quarter to set UNLV up deep in Spartan territory. UNLV picked up a field goal for the effort.
San Jose State’s victory put them one win away from bowl eligibility. Here is a look at their top performers.
Jarrod Lawson – The running game for the Spartans did the most damage to UNLV statistically. Lawson received the greatest credit, rushing for 187 yards and scoring one touchdown in the victory.
Chandler Jones – The wide receiver caught seven passes for 72 yards and the first touchdown of the game.
Tucker Thomas – Thomas was the second-highest rusher in the Spartans’ 312-yard effort. He ran for 94 of those yards, including a 37-yard touchdown late in the game to help keep San Jose State ahead.