Nov. 26, 2011
UNLV Postgame Notes
-UNLV honored a class of 16 seniors before their final home game. The Rebels fell to 4-9 in the final home game since joining the Mountain West in 1999.
-With the win, San Diego State improved its record at UNLV to 5-5 and leads 13-8 overall in the series.
-Former Rebel head coach Jeff Horton (1994-98) was on the other sideline as he is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Aztecs.
-Tim Cornett finished with a career-high 136 yards on 15 carries to mark his third 100-yard game of the season.
-Cornett’s effort marked the sixth 100-yard game of the year for UNLV (three by Cornett and three by Dionza Bradford), which was the most for the program since posting the same number in 2007.
-UNLV finished with 141 net yards rushing to snap a five-game streak of gaining 150 yards or more, which was the longest such string since the first five game of the 2002 season.
-Cornett rushed for touchdowns from 54 and 25 yards out in the first half. It marked the sophomore’s second multiple-TD game of the season and third of his career. He rushed for a career-high three scores in 2010 vs. Wyoming (along with adding a TD reception vs. the Cowboys). After just 24 games played, Cornett already has 16 career touchdowns (13 rushing, 2 receiving and 1 kickoff return).
-UNLV led 14-7 at halftime to mark its third halftime lead of the season and first since 0ct. 29. It marked the first time this season that the Rebels lost when leading at the break.
-With starting quarterback Caleb Herring knocked out late in the game, Sean Reilly came off the bench and threw an interception, which was the first turnover of the game for UNLV and just the fourth in the last 19 quarters of play (2 fumbles and 2 interceptions).
-Senior defensive back Quinton Pointer tied a career high with 10 total tackles and also hauled in his sixth career interception.