UNLV Falls Against San Diego State, 38-30|
Nov. 11, 2007
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- San Diego State quarterback Kevin O'Connell threw for two touchdowns and 196 yards to lead the Aztecs to a 38-30 win over UNLV in a Mountain West Conference game on Saturday night.
O'Connell went 17-of-23 and threw for one interception. He converted his first 11 passes, all coming in the first half, as the Aztecs built to a 21-0 lead by halftime.
Brandon Sullivan rushed for 70 yards and caught for 68 for San Diego State (4-5, 3-2 conference).
After the Rebels (2-8, 1-5) scored 17 unanswered to start the half, Aztecs kickoff returner Mekell Wesley went 89 yards down the right side for a touchdown with 13:19 left in the game.
The Aztecs led 31-23 in the fourth, holding off two late UNLV potential tying drives, and Martell Fantroy's interception for a 55-yard touchdown return with 1:15 left sealed it, 38-23.
Rebels starting quarterback Omar Clayton fractured his metacarpal on his right throwing hand late in the first quarter and did not return. He finished 5-of-7 for 22 yards.