UNLV defense holds Aztecs to only 88 yards on the ground.
UNLV became bowl eligible for the first time since 2000
Senior from Green Valley High School is team's third special team player of the week in 2013.
Rebels win their fourth straight for first time since 2000.
UNLV wins back-to-back games for the first time since 2008.
UNLV: A potential honors candidate who is a local product and a UNLV legacy player ... Named Preseason First Team All-Mountain West by Athlon, Sporting News and Lindy's and second team by Phil Steele's ... Heads into his final season with 29 career field-goals made, which ranks sixth in school history ... Needs five more field goals to move into a tie with Joey DiGiovanna (34 from 1983-85) for fifth place on the program's career list ... Will go into 2013 ranking second in school history for career extra-point percentage at .977 ... The first scholarship place-kicker signed by UNLV since former Rebel great Sergio Aguayo in 2003.
2012: Named First Team All-MW after leading the team with 68 points ... Made 12-14 field-goal attempts for a league-leading percentage of .857, which ranked second in UNLV single-season history ... Also nailed 32 of 33 extra-point attempts ... Missed a PAT in Game Nine at San Diego State to break his streak of 61 made attempts, which was the second longest in school history behind Kyle Watson's 74 from 2008-09 ... Made both of his attempts longer than 40 yards (42 vs. UNR and 43 at Hawai'i) ... Named Preseason Second Team All-Mountain West by both Lindy's and Athlon and Honorable Mention by Phil Steele's.
2011: Handled all extra point and field goal attempts for the second straight year ... Led team in scoring with 51 points ... Made 9-of-14 field-goal attempts, including his last four ... Nailed 5-of-7 from 40 yards or longer, including a 50-yarder in a win over Hawai'i ... Became the sixth Rebel in history to make a field goal from at least 50 yards and the first since 2008 ... Accounted for all nine of his team's points in the season finale at TCU after going 3-for-3 in field goals ... Was perfect on all 24 extra-point attempts and led the MW with his 100-percent accuracy ... Also shared kickoff duties during the season with punter Chase Lansford.
2010: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by starting all 13 games at place-kicker ... Turned in one of the top freshman campaigns for a booter in school history and was named to the Rivals.com Freshman All-MW Team ... Made 8-of-11 field-goal attempts and did not miss from inside the 40-yard line ... Also nailed 29-of-30 extra-point attempts en route to leading the Rebels in points with 53 ... His 29 PATs set a UNLV freshman record and his 47-yard field goal at Colorado State broke UNLV Hall of Famer Nick Garritano's 20-year-old school record for longest three-pointer by a freshman ... Kohorst's two made field goals vs. UNR and Air Force also tied a school freshman record held by three others ... First collegiate field goal came on a 28-yarder at Utah in Game Two.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Green Valley HS in Henderson ... Kicked for three seasons and also punted as a senior for the Gators under coach Matt Gerber ... A three-star prospect by Scout who was ranked the No. 9 PK prospect in the nation ... Listed as the No. 21 kicker recruit by Rivals ... Named the PK on the Las Vegas Sun's All-Decade Team ... Made 25 field goals during his three-year career with the Gators and was named First Team All-Sunrise Region all three years ... Made five field goals and hit 18-of-21 extra points as a senior ... Connected on 10 field goals with a long of 54 yards and was 21-of-22 on extra points as a junior ... Booted a 54-yarder and 51-yarder in one game in a 2008 win over Coronado HS ... Also a pitcher for GVHS and earned all-state honors in 2009 under baseball coach Nick Garritano, who was, ironically, one of the top long-range kickers in UNLV history.
PERSONAL: Nolan Cutler Kohorst was born Dec. 16, 1992 ... The son of Kim and Dr. Keith Kohorst ... Keith, who is an optometrist in Las Vegas, played offensive line at UNLV and lettered for the Rebels in 1981-82 ... Has a younger brother, Quintin ... Cousin Matt Kohorst plays baseball at Kansas ... Chose the Rebels over offers from Air Force and Wyoming ... Majoring in history.
KOHORST'S KICKING STATS YEAR GP-GS PTS FG-FGA LG XP-XPA <29 30-39 40-49 50-59 2012 13-13 68 12-14 43 32-33 5-6 5-6 2-2 0-0 2011 12-12 51 9-14 50 24-24 2-3 2-4 4-5 1-2 2010 13-13 53 8-11 47 29-30 3-3 4-4 1-4 0-0 TOTAL 38-38 172 29-39 50 85-87 10-12 11-14 7-11 1-2