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Nevada-Las Vegas 34, Utah State 24

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah - Doug Brumfield threw for one touchdown and ran for two more as UNLV opened Mountain West Conference play with its first win over Utah State since 2008, taking a 34-24 decision.

The defense played a big role, intercepting Aggies quarterback Logan Bonner four times among five turnovers.

After falling behind 7-0, Brumfield capped an 89-yard drive with a 4-yard run and a five-yard drive with a 1-yard plunge. The second TD was set up when the punter had his knee on the ground as he fielded a low snap.

Brumfield had a six-yard TD connection with Kyle Williams in the second quarter and Daniel Gutierrez kicked a pair of field goals goals as the Rebels (3-1) took a 27-16 lead at the half.

Brumfield finished 21 of 31 for 217 yards passing and Aidan Robbins ran for 81 yards and a second-half touchdown.

UNLV won at Utah State for the first time since 2007 and is 3-1 for the first time since 2008.

Bonner was 20 of 31 for 236 yards passing and three touchdowns. Terrell Vaughn had two touchdown catches for the Aggies and Justin McGriff had a one plus 103 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UNLVUtahSt
UtahSt TD 6:00 Justin McGriff 12 yd pass from Logan Bonner (Connor Coles kick) 0 7
UNLV TD 3:01 Doug Brumfield 4 yd run (Daniel Gutierrez kick) 7 7
UNLV TD 0:32 Doug Brumfield 1 yd run (Daniel Gutierrez kick) 14 7
Second Quarter UNLVUtahSt
UNLV TD 11:31 Kyle Williams 6 yd pass from Doug Brumfield (Daniel Gutierrez kick) 21 7
UtahSt SF 8:55 Team safety 21 9
UNLV FG 5:22 Daniel Gutierrez 23 yd FG 24 9
UtahSt TD 2:05 Terrell Vaughn 10 yd pass from Logan Bonner (Connor Coles kick) 24 16
UNLV FG 0:36 Daniel Gutierrez 26 yd FG 27 16
Third Quarter UNLVUtahSt
UNLV TD 7:17 Aidan Robbins 5 yd run (Daniel Gutierrez kick) 34 16
Fourth Quarter UNLVUtahSt
UtahSt TD 6:15 Terrell Vaughn 39 yd pass from Logan Bonner (Justin McGriff 2pt pass from Logan Bonner) 34 24
Team Stats
  UNLV Utah State
First downs 21 22
  Rushing 5 6
  Passing 13 13
  Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Efficiency 5-16, 31% 4-13, 31%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 2-5, 40%
Rushes-Yards 42-103 32-96
Passing Yards 217 325
Return Yards 127 125
Completions-Attempts-Int 21-31-0 28-42-5
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--14 1--1
Punts 7 2
Punts-Average 34.3 40.5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 7-75 11-93
Time of Possession 34:30 25:30
UNLV Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Brumfield 21 31 217 1 0
Utah State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
L. Bonner 27 41 313 3 5
S. Kotsanlee 1 1 12 0 0
UNLV Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Robbins 28 81 2.9 1
C. Reese 3 16 5.3 0
D. Brumfield 10 3 0.3 2
R. White 1 3 3.0 0
Utah State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Tyler Jr. 15 54 3.6 0
R. Briggs 7 33 4.7 0
L. Bonner 6 14 2.3 0
P. Makakona 3 8 2.7 0
UNLV Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Weimer 5 57 11.4 0
N. Williams 3 53 17.7 0
K. Williams 3 46 15.3 1
S. Zeon III 4 43 10.8 0
C. Reese 3 15 5.0 0
S. McKie 1 11 11.0 0
A. Robbins 2 -8 -4.0 0
Utah State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. McGriff 6 103 17.2 1
B. Cobbs 6 83 13.8 0
T. Vaughn 6 74 12.3 2
N. Davis 6 49 8.2 0
B. Lane 3 14 4.7 0
R. Briggs 1 2 2.0 0
UNLV Interceptions
Player Int Yards
N. Williams 2 62
A. Ajiake 1 9
C. Oliver 1 0
J. Williams 1 0
Utah State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
UNLV Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Nichols 6 240 40.0
Utah State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. Kotsanlee 2 81 40.5
UNLV Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Williams 1 12 12.0
Utah State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Jones 4 40 10.0
UNLV Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Williams 2 44 22.0
Utah State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Jones 3 39 13.0
T. Vaughn 1 37 37.0
M. Anyanwu 1 9 9.0
UNLV Missed FG
Player Length
Utah State Missed FG
Player Length




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