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Camp Notes: Saturday Scrimmage

John Lotulelei and the defense popped the pads during Saturday's scrimmage.

Aug. 18, 2012

ELY, Nev. ( - Despite a soggy start to the day, the Rebels wrapped up their first week of fall camp with a scrimmage on Saturday.

The day started at Broadbent Park, but due to heavy rain, was moved to White Pine High School so the players could practice on artificial turf. 

"It is good practice to have to redirect and adapt," head coach Bobby Hauck said. "I think that helps you with road travel. Those are learning things that we can take to the bank."

Both quarterbacks fared well during the live-action scrimmage, as freshman Nick Sherry was 7-of-16 for 93 yards including one touchdown and one interception. Junior Caleb Herring went 7-of-8 for 68 yards, including one touchdown.

After the scrimmage was over, the team returned to Broadbent Park to shower before having tri-tip and chicken for dinner.


The biggest note of the 65-play scrimmage was the enthusiastic play of the defense. There were 13 tackles for loss, including nine sacks.

"I thought the hitting was good today," Hauck said. "The enthusiasm was great, these guys really love to play. That's a major step forward for our football team."

On the receiving end, Maika Mataele and Aaron Reed both caught touchdowns. Mataele's came from Sherry and Reed's came from Herring. Mataele finished the day with two catches for 40 yards and Reed finished with two catches for 37 yards.

Tyler Gaston pulled down the lone interception of the day as one of Sherry's passes was tipped.



Both Nolan Kohorst and Chase Lansford showed off their range as both kickers nailed 50 plus yard field goals. Kohorst was 2-3 on the day as Kenneth Penny blocked his first field goal attempt.

The Rebels return to practice tomorrow at Broadbent Park at 2:30 p.m. for the only practice of the day.


Individual tickets for all seven of UNLV's 2012 home football games are now on sale, while season tickets for the Rebels are also still available.

Prices are $40 on the sidelines, $25 in the end zone and $19 in the Value Zone for six of the seven games. There is special pricing for the Battle for the Fremont Cannon vs. Nevada, Reno on Oct. 13 ($50/$30/$25). Additional fees may apply.

Season tickets for 2012 cost $215 on the sidelines (additional RAF donation required in certain areas) and $115 in the end zone. A limited number of Value Zone Season Tickets are available in the North end of Sam Boyd Stadium for just $90.

There is also a special "4-for-3" season ticket offer in the Value Zone for new season ticket purchasers allowing a fan to purchase four Value Zone Season Tickets for the price of three ($270). This is a limited time offer, while supplies last.

Log on to or call (702) 739-FANS (3267) to buy yours today or for more information regarding ticket offers and group pricing. For more information on Rebel football, visit

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