UNLV beat Vanderbilt 34-10 on Saturday, but the Rebels’ history suggests they won’t build on that victory. Still, there are winnable games down the stretch.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Anderson returned to the football beat in 2017 and still covers men’s basketball. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
In this week’s Rebel Nation, hosted by the Review-Journal’s Cassie Soto and Mark Anderson, discuss Saturday’s 34-10 victory over Vanderbilt and what that could mean going forward.
UNLV senior linebacker Javin White had seven tackles including 2½ for loss, a 44-yard interception return and a forced fumble in the Rebels’ 34-10 victory at Vanderbilt on Saturday.
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UNLV quarterback Kenyon Oblad will get his second start Saturday at Vanderbilt. He was a four-year starter at Liberty High, where he set the state record for passing yards.
UNLV first-year basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger is a big believer in analytics, and he’s conveying the importance of data with his new players.
UNLV starting left guard Matt Brayton and backup wide receiver Jacob Gasser will not play Saturday at Vanderbilt because of concussions.
The newly created Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge, a three-game men’s basketball series, will begin play next year at T-Mobile Arena.
Bryce Hamilton came in as UNLV’s top-rated recruit a year ago, but he didn’t play up to expectations. He’s hoping to be a better fit in new coach T.J. Otzelberger’s system.
Note: This is the fifth installment of a weekly feature that will look at a notable Rebels game at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV moves to Allegiant Stadium next year.
Former UNLV wide receiver Randy Gatewood was the honorary captain against Boise State on Saturday. His 23 receptions 25 years ago against Idaho is still the national record.