Sept. 26, 2010
Final Stats |
NEW MEXICO at UNLV GAME NOTES
Sept. 25, 2010, at Sam Boyd Stadium
-UNLV downed New Mexico 45-10 to post its first three-game winning streak vs. the Lobos since 1979-81 and even the all-time series at 9-9.
-The victory was the first at the school for new head coach Bobby Hauck.
-UNLV’s 45 points were the most the program has scored since a 54-10 win over Idaho State on Sept. 2, 2006. It was the most points scored vs. an MWC opponent since losing 53-45 in three overtimes vs. Wyoming on Nov. 6, 2004. It was the most scored in regulation vs. a league team since downing those same Cowboys 47-26 on Oct. 27, 2001.
-The 35-point margin of victory was the biggest in UNLV history vs. a conference opponent. The Rebels first joined a league (what is now the Big West Conference) in 1982. The previous biggest win vs. a conference foe was 28 points in a 31-3 win over San Diego State on Oct. 13, 2001.
-Omar Clayton threw three touchdown passes for the fifth time in his career and for the first time since vs. Hawaii on Sept. 19, 2009. Clayton moved past Glenn Carano (1973-76) into sole possession of third place on UNLV’s career list with 39 scoring passes.
-Clayton’s 194 yards passing vs. UNM moved him past Carano into fourth place in UNLV history with 5,276. Clayton needs just 117 more yards to tie Sam King in third (1979-81).
-UNLV posted its first rushing touchdown of the season when Channing Trotter went in from two yards out in the first quarter. It marked Trotter’s 12th career rushing score.
-Mike Clausen picked off a New Mexico pass in the first quarter. It was the former quarterback’s second game since converting to defense. It was also the first takeaway of the season for UNLV that did not involve Will Chandler, who had all four previous turnovers (two picks, two fumble recoveries).
-True freshman receiver Kurt Davis had his redshirt lifted and made his collegiate debut at the start of the second quarter. Davis became the 13th true freshman to play for the Rebels in 2010. Redshirt freshman Cedric Coleman and Reggie Umuolo also made their Rebel debut vs. the Lobos.
-Rookie RB Tim Cornett’s 46-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the longest run by a Rebel since Channing Trotter went 58 yards vs. TCU on Nov. 1, 2008.
-Will Chandler’s second-quarter interception was the junior’s third pick of the season and his fifth takeaway through the first 14 quarters of play in 2010. He already has the most interceptions in a season for a UNLV player since LB Beau Bell had four in 2007. No Rebel had more than one pick in 2009.
-UNLV scored more touchdowns on offense in the first half (four) than its previous three games combined (three). Two of the Rebels’ previous five scores came on defense and special teams.
-Michael Johnson became the first Rebel to catch at least three touchdowns in one game since Lenny Ware had three at Hawaii on Oct. 19, 1996. Johnson finished with a career-high eight catches for a career-best 138 yards.
-UNLV scored its third non-offensive touchdown of the season when DE B.J. Bell took a recovered fumble back 40 yards for a score. UNLV has now scored on an interception return (Wisconsin), blocked punt (Utah) and fumble return.
-Defensive back Deante’ Purvis saw his first action as a running back for the Rebels, running the ball four times for a net of 12 yards. Purvis was a star player on both sides of the ball while playing at Pinole Valley High School in California.
-UNLV’s defense has posted six QB sacks in the last six quarters of play (four vs. UNM) after having zero in the first 10 quarters of play this fall.
-UNLV now has four interceptions through four games after having only five as a team in all of 2009.