The bowl scenarios are so numerous, UNLV football coach Mike Sanford can’t wrap his mind around them.
It will come Saturday evening at San Diego State, the most significant football game UNLV will have played in eight years. But regardless if the Rebels win or lose against the lowly Aztecs, whether they become bowl eligible or finish two games under .500, Mike Sanford’s future as head coach should be even more solidified come Sunday morning.
The ball was sailing toward the end zone and the waiting hands of David Leonard, and it appeared Wyoming would rally to catch UNLV in the fourth quarter Thursday.
It is in their hands now for the first time in what seems an eternity. Eight years, really. But what a long, painful, frustrating eight it must have been for those who follow UNLV football. Think of the world’s incessant wait for Tom Cruise to take up scientology full time and try ruling the universe in anonymity. That long.
A fake punt at Brigham Young was a disaster and helped cost UNLV the game. On Thursday, a fake punt might have saved the Rebels’ season.
A struggling Wyoming football team routing San Diego State 35-10 nearly two weeks ago made sense — the Aztecs are that bad. Trying to figure out the Cowboys’ 13-7 victory at Tennessee on Saturday? Not so easy.
He has made this walk before while thinking of her and will do so again.
No. 16 Brigham Young has long been anticipating its game at No. 8 Utah on Nov. 22. But if the Cougars aren’t careful, they could get tripped up at Air Force on Saturday.
The confidence of UNLV’s defense was so apparent against UNR on Sept. 27. The Rebels were flying to the football and delivering big hits.