UNLV looks to rebound after two tough losses as they take on the Fresno St. Bulldogs at Sam Boyd.
The Rebels will start Dalton Sneed at quarterback with Johnny Stanton have a sprained LCL and hamstring. The Rebels hope to have Stanton back in 3-4 weeks if surgery is not required.
The Rebels will have some recruiting targets in attendance for the game and they are Jamaal Neal, Farrell Hester, Marckell Grayson, Poutasi Poutasi, Tony Fields, Randal Grimes, Greg Francis and Elijah Hicks.
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Here are UNLV commit WR JJ Johnson (Chandler, AZ) season highlights so far
A Rebel fun fact for the night:
UNLV CB coach, JD Williams (@) is also a former Fresno St. secondary coach from 2000-2001 under coach then Bulldog head coach Pat Hill.
And here comes the Rebels! UNLV enters the building "back in black" ready to beat the Bulldogs on their Homecoming night!
UNLV wins the toss and defers to the second have. Fresno St. will receive the ball going our left to right. It's 1st time in 17 games that Tony Sanchez has won the toss and deferred to 2nd half.
Fresno St. takes over at the 25 after the touchback.
Fresno St. comes out trying to throw long and it is incomplete. 2nd and 10, on 2nd and long Fresno picks up 6 on a run and on 3rd down they complete a 9 yard pass. Fresno St then takes a timeout after Virgil, their QB loses his helmet after a 19 yard gain. Bulldogs on the Rebels 41. 2nd and 10 after an incomplete pass. Bulldogs pick up 5 on a run and on 3rd down the Bulldogs QB Virgil throws incomplete after being pressured.
UNLV takes over at their 25 after the punt rolls into the end zone.
Dalton Sneed leads the Rebels out for his 1st offensive series of the night and promptly hands the ball to Lex Thomas for a 5 yard gain.
On 2nd and 5 Thomas runs for no gain and on 3rd down Sneed hits Price for a 6 yard gain and a 1st down.
Thomas picks up 3 on 1st down and Sneed hits Darren Woods Jr for 14 yards to keep the Rebels moving.
1st down at the 50, Sneed gives to Thomas for a 1 yard gain.
Sneed got the ball out quickly, I like that, Woods picks up 14 and the UNLV is on the move inside Fresno St territory. Sneed then eludes 4 Bulldog defenders and spins out of a tackle punt UNLV is forced to punt.
Fresno St takes over at the 25 after the punt rolls into the end zone.
Fresno St will be called for initial grounding after Virgil gets pressured & the ball doesn't make it back to the LOS. It's 3rd & 24.
UNLV forces Fresno St to punt. I love the pressure the defense is getting. Rebels take over at their 23 w/ 4:53 to go in the 1st Q.
The Rebels 2nd drive was not as effective but could have been if Woods Jr. didn't step out of bounds on the reverse. I couldn't tell if he did from the press box, but he was off to the races if he didn't.
Fresno St takes over at the 20 after the returned muffs the punt. UNLV defense is back on the field.
UNLV defense held again and forced the Bulldogs to punt.
faces a 3rd and 6 aftyer Stevenson drops a Sneed pass. Rebels have the ball at the Bulldog 29.
# Super Freshman RB Williams picks up 6 and a 1st down to keep the drive moving.
Lex Thomas with a 1yard TD run. #UNLVfb takes a 7-0 lead. Nice drive by the Rebels, 14 plays, 70 yards in 5:55 sec
Fresno St. ties it up at 7 after a 4 play, 76 yard drive. Virgil to Peck. # set to take over after the kick.
Charles Williams breaks off a HUGE 39 yard run to the Fresno St. 5...like I said @ having a HUGE 2nd Q so far
And now Williams takes it in from 5 yards out. @ChuckW_8 gives the #UNLVfb 14-7 lead w/ 5:44 left in the 2nd Q.
Woods Jr goes down holding his knee after a 6 yard gain. Got hit and did the splits but helmet to his knee and it didn't look good.
Sneed throws his 1st career TD pass to a wide open Trosclair for a 61 yard TD. # up 21-7.
I love the way Sneed plays...like his hair is on fire. He just hurdled a Bulldog for a 7 yard gain, but # forced to punt.
Fresno St going for it on 4th down and 1...and # may have held them...depends on the spot.
HOLDS and stops Fresno St. a half yard short. 8 sec remains in the 1st half.
Halftime and UNLV leads 21-7
UNLV goes 3 and out in their 1st second half possession.
Safety Kenny Keys with the INT, but a flag is on the play. They call Mouton for PI on a VERY QUESTIONBLE call.
After a bad snap and a completion Fresno St. face a 3rd and 17 # looking for another stop
Fresno St picks up 38 yards and a 1st down. They're now in # territory.
Fresno St. with a 42 yard FG to make the score Fresno St 10 and # 21.
Sneed goes 89 yards to the HOUSE for a # TD that had the press box saying "WOW" and now chattering...I see you DALTON!
Sneed now has the longest rush in # history. 28-10 Rebels.
Sneed's run is the longest play in # history, pass or run!
Fresno St hits a bomb and the score is now 31-17 UNLV.
The 4th Q starts w/ #UNLVfb punting and leading 31-17.
UNLV can't get off the field and aided Fresno St with a late hit penalty.
Fresno St. kicks a FG to make it 31-20 # w 11:16 to go in the game.
UNLV takes over at the 35 after the kick goes out of bounds.
forces a punt. Offense looking to ice some clock and punt the game away, 6:31 left/ and Rebels up 31-20.
#UNLVfb forced to punt. Sneed tried to thread the needle to Boyd on a post route, but it looked like he had 2 WR's crossing over the middle.
David Greene caps off the #UNLVfb win with a 9 yard TD run. Rebels lead 38-20 w/ 2:29 left. Williams had a HUGE 42 yard run that had him shake off 4 defenders and come out a pile to take the Rebels inside the redzone.
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