NCAA Game Summary - B-Y-U at U-N-L-V|
(Saturday, October 13th)
Final Score: BYU 24, UNLV 14
Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Harvey Unga carried 25 times for 177 yards and
a touchdown, leading the BYU Cougars to a 24-14 Mountain West Conference
victory over the Rebels of UNLV.
Unga added another 44 receiving yards on five catches for the Cougars (4-2, 3-0
MWC), who remain unbeaten in conference play. Quarterback Max Hall completed
21-of-33 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw three
interceptions. Dennis Pitta led the receiving corps with seven catches for 97
The UNLV (3-4, 1-2) passing game was held in check throughout the game, as
Travis Dixon threw for only 78 yards on 11-of-21 passing, including one
The first of Hall's three interceptions came midway through the first quarter,
and it resulted in a 37-yard field goal by UNLV's Sergio Aguayo.
But BYU took a 7-3 lead with 6:30 to play in the first half, when Manase Tonga
capped off a 12-play, 93-yard scoring drive with a three-yard touchdown run.
Aguayo added another field goal, this time from 43 yards out, to pull the
Rebels to within 7-6 at the half.
BYU began to take control of the clock in the second half, as the Cougars took
a 14-6 lead at the 9:49 mark of the third quarter, when Hall found Vic So'oto
for a four-yard touchdown pass to cap off a 66-yard drive.
Later in the same quarter, the Cougars put together a 14-play drive that
resulted in a 27-yard field goal by Mitch Payne.
In the fourth quarter, BYU used up 8:49 on a 15-play, 81-yard drive that was
punctuated by Unga's five-yard touchdown run.
With the game far out of reach, the Rebels added a touchdown on a five-yard
pass from Omar Clayton to Rodelin Anthony with 1:11 to play in regulation.
For the game, UNLV was held to 14 first downs and 217 yards of total offense.
10/14 01:28:18 ET