UNLV vs Boise St. Game Recap


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UNLV slips to 1-4 on the season, including 0-2 in the Mountain West. The Rebels four losses is one less loss than Colorado State has in the conference, but last in the Mountain West- West Division.

Photo courtesy of Mark Newman, UNLV Athletics

The game started with a three-and-out by the Rebels, and Bachmeier then drove down the field to score a touchdown on a two-yard pass to Collingham. The Rebels would end up punting on their next three drives, consisting of runs and passes. The Broncos followed suit with another touchdown drive on their fourth drive of the game. This touchdown drive was a one-play drive comprised of a Bachmeier touchdown for 76 yards to John Hightower to give the Broncos a 14-0 lead.

The Rebels forced a fumble on the Broncos‘ next drive but would gain zero yards and punt for the sixth time in the game. UNLV was aggressive and went for a fourth down just before the half, but failed to convert it after converting one earlier in the drive on a Chad Magyar two-yard run. This run set up another punt for both teams, while Boise State nailed a 52-yard field goal heading into the half. The Broncos led 17-0 at the half with UNLV quarterback Kenyon Oblad going 5-17 for 32 yards.

After punts from both teams to start the second half, the Boise State scored again on their first rushing touchdown of the game. Running back Akilian Butler scampered 23-yards to make the score 24-0 Broncos. UNLV quarterback Oblad engineered an eight-play drive that led to the Rebels‘ first points of the game, on a Mekhi Stevenson 11-yard touchdown pass.

The score stood at 24-7 until the Broncos scored the next seven points of the game until Oblad tossed a 12-yard touchdown pass to Darren Woods Jr. This touchdown brought the score to 31-13 due to a missed PAT. The Rebels attempted an onside kick, which resulted in the Broncos taking the kick down to the Rebels 6-yard line. Boise State running back Andrew Van Buren took a handoff and ran for six yards to paydirt and made the final score 38-13.

UNLV’s Kenyon Oblad ended up throwing the ball 55 times (fifth-most in school history), completing 24 of those passes for 262 yards with 2 touchdowns. Boise State’s Hank Bachmeier attempted 30 passes, completing 19 of them for 299 yards and a touchdown.

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Boise State’s Khalil Shakir was the team’s leading receiver with seven receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown while John Hightower was a close second with four receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown. George Holani was the leading rusher for Boise State with nine carries for 80 yards.

UNLV’s leading rusher was Charles Williams, who ran 11 times for 58 yards. Darren Woods led all receivers with five receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown.

However, the game consisted of a total of 18 punts, UNLV’s Hayes Hicken had ten punts for 437 yards while Boise State’s Joel Velazquez punted eight times for 343 yards.

The Rebels‘ next game is at Vanderbilt on 10/12 with a 1:00 PM kick-off time on SEC Network. Both teams come into the game with a 1-4 record.

You can view the UNLV vs Vanderbilt game this Saturday at the Franchise Sports Media UNLV watch party at Al’s Garage. Kickoff is at 1 pm. Al’s is located at 11760 West Charleston Blvd in Summerlin. Al’s Garage is a family-friendly and non-smoking establishment with 11 big screen TV’s & Happy Hour prices starting at 9 am and running through 9 pm.







Kalin Sokell






UNLV vs Wyoming


UNLV vs Wyoming