NCAA Game Summary - U-N-L-V at Wyoming|
(Saturday, October 15th)
Final Score: Wyoming 41, U-N-L-V 14
Laramie, WY (Sports Network) - Brett Smith threw two touchdown passes to lead
Wyoming over UNLV 41-14 in Mountain West Conference action at War Memorial
Smith also rushed for 59 yards for Wyoming (4-2, 1-0 Mountain West), and
Alvester Alexander contributed 74 yards and a touchdown in Wyoming's conference
opener. Chris McNeill made his mark in the second half, returning a punt for a
touchdown and passing for another score.
Dionza Bradford led UNLV (1-5, 0-1) with 104 yards on 22 carries, and Tim
Cornett added two rushing touchdowns for the Running Rebels, who lost its third
straight game. Quarterback Sean Reilly completed only 7-of-16 passes for 79
yards with an interception.
Smith completed a 41-yard touchdown pass to Dominic Rufran for the first score
of the game, and Alexander extended the lead to 13-0 at the 9:56 mark of the
opening frame on a one-yard touchdown run.
Smith struck again with just seconds remaining in the quarter, this time
finding Spencer Bruce for a 15-yard touchdown to give Wyoming a 20-0 lead
heading into the second stanza.
The Running Rebels fought back in the second. Cornett gave UNLV their first
points as he rushed three yards for a score at the 7:03 mark to make it 20-7,
then scored again from nine yards out with 3:12 remaining in the half to cut
the Cowboys' lead to 20-14.
Wyoming made it a two possession game at the 9:10 mark of the third quarter
when kicker Daniel Sullivan connected from 24 yards out to make it 23-14.
The Cowboys pulled away when McNeill returned a punt 76 yards for a
touchdown, which gave Wyoming a commanding 30-14 lead with 2:50 remaining in
Ten seconds into the final frame, Wyoming put it out of reach when the
receiver McNeill completed a 28-yard touchdown pass to Smith on a trick
play that extended the Wyoming lead to 38-14. Sullivan added a 28-yard field
goal with 6:18 remaining.
Wyoming outgained UNLV 355-to-258 yards. The Running Rebels were penalized nine
times for 73 yards, while the Cowboys were penalized just once for five yards.
10/15 20:42:07 ET