UNLV vs. Colorado State Post-Game Notes
Nov. 7, 2009
UNLV vs. Colorado State Post-Game Notes (11/7/09)
UNLV's 35-16 victory broke a six-game losing skid vs. Colorado State and marked its first in history over the Rams in Las Vegas. CSU still leads the series overall 12-5-1 and 6-1-1 at Sam Boyd Stadium.
The Rebels earned their first Mountain West Conference home victory of the season and improved to 7-6 at home over the last two seasons - their most wins since posting a 7-4 mark in 2000-01.
The 19-point margin of victory was the largest by UNLV over a MWC opponent since blanking Utah 27-0 on Sept. 22, 2007. It was also the biggest win by the Rebels over the Rams since a 56-15 victory on Sept. 27, 1980.
Ryan Wolfe had four catches to up his career total to 279 - just one short of tying Louisiana Tech's Troy Edwards in 12th place in college football history.
UNLV rushed for four touchdowns for the second time this season (Sacramento State).
Senior place-kicker Kyle Watson made all five of his extra points to make him a perfect 68-68 in his Rebel career, which moved him into second in Mountain West Conference history for consecutive PATs. The all-time leader is former CSU PK Jason Smith, who booted 86 straight from 2006-08.
UNLV senior defensive back Marquel Martin's interception in the fourth quarter snapped a 29-quarter draught by the Rebel defense. It was Martin's first career pick and the first by a Rebel since Mike Grant's against Hawaii in the second quarter on Sept. 19.
UNLV sophomore quarterback Mike Clausen's two five-yard touchdown runs marked the second time in his career that he had two running scores in a game. Clausen did it for the first time at BYU last year.
UNLV senior linebacker Jason Beauchamp recorded a season-high 14 total tackles, including nine in the first half.