UNLV vs. BYU Post-Game Notes
Oct. 13, 2007
BYU at UNLV Game Notes
-Saturday's crowd of 38,026 marked the third sellout this season for UNLV and the largest crowd to ever see the Rebels take on a conference opponent at Sam Boyd Stadium (previous high was 32,601 to see BYU and UNLV in 2001).
-In the previous 39 years of football, the Rebel program had only recorded four total shutouts and never more than one in the same season. Tonight's crowd was the sixth-largest for a UNLV home game and the eighth-largest in Sam Boyd Stadium history, which includes bowl games and conference championships.
-UNLV's Sergio Aguayo kicked a 37-yard first-quarter field goal to open the scoring. It marked the sixth time in seven games this fall that the Rebels scored first. In 2006, UNLV only scored first in three of 12 games.
-UNLV junior Casey Flair was held out the first quarter as a WR for disciplinary reasons. It broke a streak of 29 games that Flair had started in his career (every game of his career). Flair came in as a WR in the second quarter and caught a pass to extend his streak to 30 straight games of catching at least one (every game of his career).
-Senior LB Beau Bell forced a fumble in the first quarter that led to a UNLV score. It was the fourth forced fumble for Bell this season, which leads the MWC and tied for fourth in school history for a single-season (last done by Joe Miklos in 2004).
-UNLV DE Elton Shackelford intercepted a Max Hall pass. It marked the first of the senior's Rebel career.
-Bell picked off BYU QB Max Hall to end the second quarter. It was the senior LB's first career interception. Bell then picked off Hall again in the third quarter, which marked the first time a Rebel got more than one interception in one game since Jay Staggs did it in Game 11 vs. Wyoming last season. It also marked the first time UNLV got at least three picks as a team since 2005 vs. San Diego State. Bell, who leads the MWC in tackles, also finished with a season-high 13 tackles on the night.
-UNLV led 3-0 after the first quarter. After being outscored by a combined 105-27 in the first quarter in 2006, the Rebels have outscored their opponents 26-24 in the same period through seven games.
-With his second-quarter takedown of BYU QB Max Hall, UNLV junior DE Jeremy Geathers marked his third straight game with one sack.
-With its third straight defeat overall, UNLV dropped to 0-7 all-time vs. BYU in Las Vegas with the 24-14 loss. The Cougars improved to 9-2 all-time at Sam Boyd, which includes bowls and conference championship games.
-UNLV's 217 yards of offense was its lowest total since gaining just 157 at TCU in Game 10 of 2005.
-UNLV RB Frank "The Tank" Summers had his streak of 100-yard rushing game snapped at three. The junior finished with a team-high 50 yards on 13 carries.