UNLV Post Game Notes
Nov. 17, 2012
WYOMING at UNLV GAME NOTES
Wyoming’s 28-23 victory give the Cowboys an 11-10 all-time lead vs. the Rebels as they became the visiting team to win in this series since 2006.
A class of 15 seniors was honored before the game, which closed UNLV’s 2012 home record at 2-5.
UNLV started junior Caleb Herring at quarterback in place of freshman Nick Sherry, who started the previous 11 games but was injured last week at Colorado State. Herring, who had seen nearly all of his playing time at receiver this season, started under center for the first time since Game 11 of 2011 and for the ninth time of his career.
UNLV’s Tim Hasson blocked a field goal in the first quarter that was picked up by Sidney Hodge and returned for a game-tying touchdown. It marked the first time in school history that UNLV returned a blocked field goal for a TD.
In the second quarter, Herring threw a three-yard touchdown pass to former QB Taylor Barnhill, who also lined up at QB during the game but did not attempt a pass. It marked Herring’s first touchdown throw since a trip to Air Force on Nov. 19, 2011.
Herring ended up throwing for a career-high 268 yards on 22-of-36 pass attempts and two touchdowns.
Senior WR Trey Mays tied his career high for receptions for a game in just the first quarter, catching three passes for 35 yards. He finished with five grabs for 62 yards and his first career touchdown reception, which came in the fourth quarter and accounted for the only points in the second half.
The two teams each ended up with 22 first downs after Wyoming led that stat at halftime 18-10. UNLV also out-gained the Cowboys 244-126 in the second half as WYO did not score after the second quarter.
UNLV’s three QB sacks gave the team 17 for the season, which is three more than the squad’s 2011 total.