UNLV forced to win final two games to become bowl-eligible after falling to Cougars.
Football wins back-to-back MW games for first time since 2013.
Four of UNLV's 11 players from the Lone Star State carry the football.
Alumni showing up to see the happenings under new head coach Tony Sanchez.
A dozen former Rebels timed and measured by scouts from nine NFL teams.
UNLV @ North Texas
UNLV takes on Air Force
UNLV travels to Minnesota to open up their 2013 football season
UNLV vs. Nevada - AP Photos - 10/13/12
UNLV vs. Louisiana Tech - AP Photo Gallery
2013: Started all 13 games for the second consecutive season ... Named Second Team All-MW and became the first Rebel runner to earn first or second team All-MW since in 2004 ... Finished with a career-high 1,284 net rushing yards (fourth highest single-season ever at UNLV) and also caught a career-high 28 passes for 143 yards ... Ran for 98.8 yards per game, which ranked 31st in the nation ... Tied the school record for rushing scores in a game when he took four in during a win at Air Force on Nov. 21 ... Cornett's career-high 220 yards against the Falcons allowed him to join Mike Thomas (1973-74) as the only two Rebels to have multiple 1,000-yard seasons ... Raced for 179 yards and three scores in a win at New Mexico ... Followed that up with a 162-yard, two-score effort in a win over Hawai'i ... Rushed 26 times for 122 yards and a TD to help beat UNR ... Finished with 115 yards and a score vs. Utah State ... One of 35 players named to the inaugural official watch list for the new Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award ... Chosen to represent his team's offense at the 2013 Mountain West Media Days, he was named Preseason Second Team All-Mountain West by Phil Steele's, Athlon and Lindy's, the latter of which also named him Toughest To Bring Down in the conference.
2012: Turned in one of the most prolific rushing campaigns in program history, finishing with 1,232 net yards on the ground, which was the fifth highest total by a Rebel ... Named UNLV's Co-Offensive MVP ... Ranked sixth in the run-heavy MW and 37th in the nation with a per-game average of 94.8 yards ... Finished third in the league with eight 100-yard rushing games, which marked the first time a Rebel turned in that many since the legendary Ickey Woods in 1987 ... Also tied for sixth on the team with 14 receptions for 108 yards and returned three kickoffs for 39 yards ... Started off the season in impressive fashion, running for 127 yards and two TDs on 25 carries vs. Minnesota ... Followed that up with a 25-carry, 141-yard, 1-TD game vs. NAU in Game Two ... His 114 yards on just 17 carries vs. Air Force in Game Four included a team season-long 76-yard sprint ... Rushed for 107 yards on just nine attempts, including a 17-yard jaunt into the end zone, in a win over New Mexico in Game 10 ... Made it five century-mark games in six weeks when he finished with 102 yards on 20 carries at CSU in Game 11 ... The team's returning leader in both rushing yards and receptions was named Preseason Second Team All-Mountain West by both Phil Steele's and Lindy's.
2011: Split carries with Dionza Bradford and led UNLV in rushing for the second straight season, finishing with 671 yards and a sparkling 5.6 per-carry average ... Posted his first three career 100-yard rushing efforts ... His first came in Game Three vs. Hawai'i when he finished with 106 yards on just 11 carries ... He went untouched for an 80-yard touchdown in the first quarter vs. the Warriors, which marked the longest run by a UNLV player since Darin Brightmon went 89 yards In 1989 ... Cornett's romp tied for the eighth-longest in school history ... Also reached the 100-yard mark at Air Force in Game 10 with 104 on 19 carries ... He rolled up a career-high 136 yards on just 15 attempts In Game 11 vs. San Diego State ... Cornett posted first-quarter touchdown runs of 54 and 25 yards vs. the Aztecs to mark the third multiple-score game of his career ... Tied for fourth on team in receptions with 10 for 54 yards ... Also took back six kickoffs for 202 yards, including a 95-yard KOR for a touchdown at Washington State in Game Two ... That return was the third-longest in UNLV history and the longest since 1999 ... One of 50 student-athletes that comprised the Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award, which is given annually to the most versatile player in college football ... Received Honorable Mention Preseason All-MW from Phil Steele's.
2010: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games, including starting six at tailback ... Became the first freshman ever to lead UNLV in rushing in a season by posting 546 net yards on 144 carries ... As a rookie he became the first UNLV RB to earn a MW Player of the Week nod since Frank "The Tank" Summers in 2007 ... Named MW Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 15 after becoming the first Rebel since 1994 to score four touchdowns in a game, which also tied the school record ... His three rushing scores and one receiving TD highlighted the Rebels' 42-16 win over Wyoming ... He netted 70 yards on the ground to go with 12 through the air as he scored in all four quarters of the victory ... Made his first career start at West Virginia and his day included a 45-yard rush ... Also scored his team's only touchdown vs. the Mountaineers with a six-yard scoring reception from Caleb Herring in the fourth quarter ... Started vs. TCU and then the team's final four games (Wyoming, AFA, SDSU and Hawaii) ... Posted team's longest rushing TD of the season with a 46-yard scamper in a victory over New Mexico ... Finished with 74 yards on 17 carries at CSU ... A season-high 24 carries netted 69 yards vs. Air Force ... Also excelled at receiving out of the backfield ... Ranked fifth on the squad with 13 total receptions for 98 yards and a pair of scores ... Finished second on the team with a kickoff return average of 23.8 yards on 14 attempts ... Returned a kickoff 58 yards vs. UNR.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of North Shore HS ... A three-star recruit according to Rivals after putting up gaudy prep numbers ... Turned in a huge senior season in his only varsity action under coach David Aymond ... Averaged a staggering 10.32 yards per carry for the Mustangs ... Carried the ball 152 times for 1,569 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Added 15 catches for 97 yards out of the backfield ... Earned all-district honors ... Started an impressive three-game explosion with 159 yards and two touchdowns against Cypress Falls HS ... Followed that up by running for an eye-popping 354 yards and four scores on just 17 carries in a 44-34 victory over La Marque HS ... Capped the trio of games with 166 yards and two TDs against perennial Texas power Southlake Carroll HS ... Put up 174 yards against Channelview HS and 188 yards against Lee HS ... The 188 yards were part of three straight games over the century mark to end his prep career ... A major reason the Mustangs went 8-4 and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs ... A two-year letterwinner in track and field, competing in the 100 meters and the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
PERSONAL: Timothy Cornett was born April 28, 1992, in Houston, TX ... The son of Sharonda White and Keenan Sneed ... Has two brothers and two sisters ... Majoring in psychology.
CORNETT'S OFFENSIVE STATS RUSHING2013 13-13 264 1,284 4.9 15 75 2012 13-13 242 1,232 5.1 7 76 2011 11-6 119 671 5.6 7 80 2010 13-6 144 546 3.8 6 46 TOTAL 50-38 769 3,733 4.85 35 80
RECEIVING YEAR GP-GS REC YDS AVG TD LG 2013 13-13 30 164 5.5 0 20 2012 13-13 14 108 7.7 0 20 2011 11-6 10 54 5.4 0 20 2010 13-6 13 98 7.5 2 20 TOTAL 50-38 67 424 6.3 2 20
KICKOFF RETURN YEAR GP ATT YDS AVG TD LG 2013 13 0 0 0 0 0 2012 13 3 39 13.0 0 25 2011 11 6 202 33.7 1 95 2010 13 14 333 23.8 0 58 TOTAL 37 23 574 25.0 1 95