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NCAA Game Summary - New Mexico at U-N-L-V

(Saturday, September 25th)

Final Score: UNLV 45, New Mexico 10

Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Michael Johnson made eight catches for 138 yards and three touchdowns as the UNLV Rebels defeated the New Mexico Lobos by a 45-10 final in a Mountain West Conference affair.

Omar Clayton tossed all three of those touchdown strikes to Johnson and had zero interceptions in the triumph for UNLV (1-3, 1-1 MWC).

Tarean Austin had one touchdown pass and two interceptions in the setback for New Mexico (0-4, 0-2).

New Mexico got on the board first with a 48-yard touchdown pass from Austin to Bryant Williams midway through the first quarter, giving the Lobos a 7-0 advantage.

The Rebels answered on the ensuing drive with a three-yard touchdown run by Channing Trotter, and UNLV pushed its lead to 14-7 less than two minutes later with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Clayton to Johnson.

UNLV added two more unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter and led 28-7 at intermission. Tim Cornett broke free for a 46-yard touchdown scamper, while Clayton and Johnson hooked up for a 43-yard scoring strike.

The points kept coming for UNLV in the third quarter, as Clayton and Johnson connected for a 35-yard pitch and catch. Then, B.J. Bell recovered a New Mexico fumble and raced 40 yards for a score, pushing the Rebel advantage to 42-7.

Nolan Kohorst hit a 24-yard field goal for UNLV in the fourth quarter to bring the score to its final of 45-10.

The Lobos have now scored 41 total points through four games this season.

09/26 01:16:55 ET

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