UNLV Falls To Utah, 35-15
 
UNLV wide receiver Phillip Payne (4) catches the ball in the end zone as he is tackled by Utah defensive back Mike Grant (25). (AP)
UNLV wide receiver Phillip Payne (4) catches the ball in the end zone as he is tackled by Utah defensive back Mike Grant (25). (AP)
 
 
 

Oct. 17, 2009

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LAS VEGAS (AP)--Terrance Cain threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another score Saturday night to lead No. 24 Utah over UNLV 35-15.

Eddie Wide rushed for 111 yards on 17 carries, including a 37-yard touchdown run. Wide's TD run down the right side gave the Utes (5-1, 2-0 Mountain West Conference) a 20-point lead with 12:55 left in the fourth quarter.

Cain was 17 of 24 for 174 yards, with no interceptions.

Omar Clayton was 23 of 44 for 223 yards for UNLV (2-5, 0-3). He threw one touchdown pass and two interceptions. The Rebels have lost four straight, and since a win over Hawaii on Sept. 19, have given up an average of 46.8 points per game.

 

 

Cain found Ben Hendy on the right side with 7:29 before the half to make it 14-6. His 3-yard run, which came with 5:17 left in the half, was set up by Robert Johnson's fifth interception of the season, which was returned 31 yards to the UNLV 8.

The Utes closed the first-half scoring on a bizarre interception for a touchdown. Clayton was picked off for the second time by Christian Cox, who fumbled the ball in the air to Johnson, who then ran it back 70 yards for a touchdown.

Clayton hit Phillip Payne with 2-yard touchdown pass with 9:07 left in the third quarter, and Kyle Watson was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts from 21, 26, and 37 yards.

 
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