Freshman quarterback Kenyon Oblad hooked up with freshman receiver Steve Jenkins for a 19-yard touchdown in overtime and UNLV slipped past instate rival Nevada 33-30 on Saturday in the Battle for the Fremont Cannon.
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Charles Williams scored from the 1 in the final 1:15 and Kolo Uasike picked off a last-gasp pass as UNLV came out on top of a wild fourth quarter with a 38-35 defeat of San Jose State in the last game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday.
Cole McDonald ran for two touchdowns and Cortez Davis picked off a pass and returned it 43 yards for the go-ahead score as Hawaii rallied for a 21-7 victory over UNLV on Saturday.
Anthony Hawkins returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and Colorado State never trailed in a 37-17 win over UNLV on Saturday.
Ethan Dedeaux had a 49-yard catch-and-run touchdown for the first of 17 unanswered points to start the game and San Diego State hung on to beat UNLV 20-17 on Saturday night.
Josh Hokit had two of his three touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to help Fresno State pull away from UNLV for a 56-27 win on Friday night.
Kenyon Olbad threw for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Chad Magyar rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown and UNLV beat Vanderbilt 34-10 on Saturday.
Hank Bachmeier threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns and No. 16 Boise State used a strong defensive effort to beat UNLV 38-13 on Saturday night.
Sean Chambers passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more as Wyoming beat UNLV 53-17 in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Hunter Johnson threw his first career touchdown pass and ran in another Saturday afternoon to lead Northwestern past UNLV, 30-14.
Logan Bonner passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to help Arkansas State beat UNLV 43-17 on Saturday night for interim coach David Duggan's first collegiate victory.
Armani Rogers accounted for three touchdowns, Charles Williams ran for three more, and UNLV cruised to a 56-23 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
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UNLV offensive coordinator Barney Cotton is awaiting a heart transplant and will not coach on the field this season.
UNLV has decided to keep Tony Sanchez for a fifth season after evaluating his performance.