As the final quarter of UNLV's hit and miss season wrapped up, one thing was very clear. Reno came to play and UNLV did not. The Rebels played uninspired and flat football and their rivals from up north came in and dominated every facet of the game. UNR took the Fremont Cannon away from UNLV like a bullying older brother would steal away a favorite toy from a younger brother.
This was a game where stats from the season didn't mean much of anything. UNLV came in with a rushing attack ranked in the top 20 nationally. The Rebels did put up 181 yards on the ground, but it was the Rebels one dimensional nature that cost them. Palandech threw for 9-22 and a pick, only able to put up 121 yards in the air. Being down to their 3rd string QB and losing every single wide receiver on their roster of note will do that to you.
Conversely, UNLV had been very good at stopping the run on the season, but the Wolfpack ran wild against the Rebels. They compiled a mighty 318 yards for 4 touchdowns, averaging 6.8 yards per carry.
The final score at Sam Boyd stadium UNR 45 and UNLV a measly 10. The Rebels fall to 4-8 and will see the Cannon return to the north.