UNLV Game Notes
Nov. 3, 2012
NEW MEXICO AT UNLV GAME NOTES
UNLV defeated New Mexico 35-7 to tie the all-time series 10-10 and up the Rebels’ Homecoming record to 23-22. It marked UNLV’s third straight win at Sam Boyd Stadium over the Lobos.
The seven points scored by New Mexico were the least by a UNLV opponent under head coach Bobby Hauck and the least overall since the Rebels downed Sacramento State 38-3 on Sept. 5, 2009. It was also the least against a FBS opponent since shutting out Utah 27-0 on Sept. 22, 2007.
Freshman QB Nick Sherry finished with 289 yards passing to tie him for 10th all-time at UNLV for 200-yard passing games with six.
Sherry moved into eighth place on UNLV’s single-season passing yards list with 2,290 through 10 games.
Tim Cornett’s first quarter touchdown run was his seventh of the season and the 20th of his career, which moved into a tie for fourth all-time at UNLV with RB Michael Morton (1978-81) and QB Glenn Carano (1973-76).
Tim Cornett’s 62-yard touchdown run in the second quarter made him the first Rebel to reach the 1,000-yard rushing mark since Dominique Dorsey in 2004. Cornett, who had 105 yards on just six carries in the first half alone, marked the eighth 1,000-yard rushing season in school history. It also made him just the third Rebel to ever have seven 100-yard rushing games in one season (Ickey Woods did it in 1987 en route to leading the nation in rushing and Mike Thomas did it twice -- 1973 and 1974). Cornett finished with 107 yards on just nine carries and increased his season total to 1,042.
Sherry, who had two touchdown passes on the day to increase his season total to 14, threw a 17-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter that was first scoring reception of Bradley Randle’s career.
Randle posted his first 100-yard rushing day as a Rebel, finishing with 113 yards on just 12 carries. It meant UNLV had two 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time since Larry Croom (222) and Joe Haro (126) at Colorado State on Nov. 30, 2002. Randle’s previous career-high was 96 vs. Boise State in 2011.
Randle’s three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) marked the second time this season that he had three as he rushed in a trio of scores vs. Air Force. It was also his third multiple-TD game of the season as Randle rushed two in vs. UNR.
Randle now leads UNLV in touchdowns with nine on the season. His previous season-high was just two set in 2011.
Senior DB Dre Crawford, who is seeing his first action for the Rebels, led all tacklers with 11.
UNLV posted 11 tackles for loss for a loss of 23 yards on the day.
UNLV rushed for 241 net yards on just 24 carries (10.0 yards per attempt), which was the highest rushing total for the Rebels since their game at New Mexico last season (Nov. 12, 2011).
UNLV finished with 530 total yards of offense, marking the second time this season that the Rebels broke the 500-yard mark (at LA Tech in Game Six).
Sophomore WR Devante Davis posted his second 100-yard receiving day of the season, finishing with 145 on seven catches, including a 75-yard touchdown.
Senior punter Chase Lansford, who was added to the Ray Guy Award Watch List last week, punted twice for an average of 55.0 yards, including booming a career-long 67-yarder vs. the Lobos.