Sept. 25, 2010
Final Stats |
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.