UNLV Postgame Notes
Oct. 13, 2012
UNR at UNLV GAME NOTES – Oct. 13, 2012
UNR defeated UNLV for the eighth consecutive time, 42-37, which is the longest streak in the series’ history.
The Wolf Pack and Rebels were playing as conference foes for the fifth time in history and the first time since 1995.
Tim Cornett’s eight-yard score on UNLV’s opening drive was his fifth of the season, the 21st overall of his career and also moved him into a tie for sixth all-time at the school with his 18 rushing touchdowns.
Cornett finished with 129 rushing yards on 20 carries. It marked his fifth 100-yard game this season and his seventh in the last 10 games. The junior is the first Rebel to record seven century-mark efforts in 10 games or less since Ickey Woods did it in 1987 en route to leading the nation in rushing with 1,658 yards. Coincidentally, Woods was in town this weekend as his 1984 Rebel team was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame.
Cornett’s big day moved him from 10th place all the way up to No. 6 on the UNLV career rushing list with 1,964 yards through 31 games played.
Bradley Randle’s 32-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest score of his career. He later added a two-yard TD to give him six this season. His previous season-high was two scores, set in 2011.
Nolan Kohorst’s 42-yard field goal to end the first half was the longest made and attempted this season by the junior and improved him to 9-for-10 on the year.
The 31 points scored in the first half marked the most points UNLV has scored vs. UNR in a game since the Rebels won 48-13 in 2004.
Making his first career start for UNLV, redshirt freshman cornerback Fred Wilson grabbed his first interception, in the end zone, in the second quarter and then recovered a fumble forced by Sidney Hodge in the third quarter, also in the end zone for a touchback. Wilson also added five solo tackles. All five of UNLV’s picks through seven games in 2012 were recorded by different players.
Senior linebacker John Lotulelei finished with a career-high 19 total tackles (11 solo), which was just three off the school record of 22 by Quincy Sanders at Air Force in 1999.