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Cornett Runs Way To MWC Honor

Nov. 15, 2010

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV true freshman running back Tim Cornett (Galena Park, TX/North Shore HS) earned his program's first conference weekly honor of the 2010 season as he was named Mountain West Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Cornett, who shared the honor with BYU WR Luke Ashworth, on Saturday became the first Rebel since 1994 to score four touchdowns in a game, which also tied the school record. His three rushing scores and one receiving TD highlighted the Rebels' 42-16 win over Wyoming.

The Texan netted 70 yards on the ground to go with 12 through the air as he scored in all four quarters of the victory. He is the first UNLV running back to earn a player of the week nod since Frank "The Tank" Summers on Sept. 24, 2007.

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