Hauck's First Win As Rebel A Big One
 
New Mexico quarterback Tarean Austin (8) fumbles the ball upon being hit by UNLV defensive back Sidney Hodge in the third quarter during an NCAA college football game Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, in Las Vegas. UNLV recovered the ball on the play and ran it back for a touchdown. UNLV won 45-10.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
New Mexico quarterback Tarean Austin (8) fumbles the ball upon being hit by UNLV defensive back Sidney Hodge in the third quarter during an NCAA college football game Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, in Las Vegas. UNLV recovered the ball on the play and ran it back for a touchdown. UNLV won 45-10.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
 
 
 

Sept. 25, 2010

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LAS VEGAS - Omar Clayton completed 14-of-20 passes for 194 yards and the UNLV Rebels used an explosive first half to grab a 28-7 lead, never looking back as first-year head coach Bobby Hauck picked up his first win in UNLV’s 45-10 drubbing of conference rival New Mexico at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The Rebels racked up 415 yards of total offense and their 45 points were the most since a 54-10 win over Idaho State in 2006.

The Lobos struck first midway through the opening quarter when Bryan Williams hauled in a 46-yard touchdown pass from Tarean Austin, but UNM would be held in check while the Rebels scored 45 unanswered points.

Channing Trotter capped off the ensuing UNLV drive with a three-yard touchdown run, marking the first rushing touchdown of the year for the Rebels and knotting the game at 7-7.

Will Chandler’s third interception of the year set up UNLV at the Lobo 22- yard line and Clayton made quick work, finding Michael Johnson from 10 yards out to grab a 14-7 lead.

Johnson finished the game with a career-high eight catches and three touchdowns, adding strikes from 43 and 35 yards. Johnson, one of eight UNLV receivers to grab at least one catch on the night ended with a game-high 138 yards.

Freshman Tim Cornett’s 46-yard touchdown scamper was the Rebels’ longest run from scrimmage of the season and gave UNLV a two-score advantage late in the first half.

Johnson closed the half with his second trip to the end zone and widened the gap to 35-7 five minutes into the third quarter with his third touchdown.

Sidney Hodge’s bone-jarring hit on Austin caused a fumble that B.J. Bell would pick up and rumble 40 yards for a score, sealing the game for UNLV.

Nolan Kohorst added a 24-yard field goal late in the fourth to round out the scoring for the Rebels
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