UNLV remains tied at Brigham Young as the fourth quarter begins.
The Rebels and Cougars each scored a third quarter touchdown and the score is 28-all going to the final period, though BYU is threatening to take the lead.
Mike Clausen ran for his second touchdown of the game in relief of starting quarterback Omar Clayton. Clayton’s return is questionable.
CLAUSEN BACK IN
Omar Clayton again exited the game in the third quarter after re-aggravating his jaw injury.
The redshirt freshman ran for his second touchdown of the game to tie the score.
Clausen also completed both of his pass attempts on the drive for 30 yards.
The UNLV defense actually played pretty well in the second quarter.
But it showed its true colors again as soon as the third quarter began.
On BYU’s first possession of the second half, the Cougars moved the ball down the field as if there was no defense at all.
Each BYU play on the 8-play drive went for at least 5 yards, except for the touchdown which came from the 1-yard line. The short scoring pass was wide open, however, and probably could have gone for 50 yards, if needed.
The unofficial count on missed tackles on the drive was about 154.
Maybe UNLV should ask for that referee from last week’s Louisiana State-South Carolina game to start calling its contests. At least he might hit someone from the opposing offense every once in awhile.
The BYU offense is in the midst of its second drive of the half as the fourth quarter begins. It has been more of the same.
The Cougars marched down to the UNLV 13-yard line as time expired.