Scores

Final

Utah State 28

(6-4, 5-1 MW)

UNLV 24

(5-5, 3-3 MW)

Coverage: ESPNU

8:00 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

1 2 3 4 T
USU 0 14 7 728
UNLV 7 10 0 724

Top Performers

Passing: D. Garretson (USU) - 298 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Cornett (UNLV) - 29 CAR, 115 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Reynolds (USU) - 7 REC, 129 YDS

Utah St. slips by UNLV with 28-24 win

Associated Press
Utah State vs UNLV Highlight
Caleb Herring pass incomplete to Devante Davis.
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LAS VEGAS -- Bruce Natson's 12-yard rushing touchdown with 3:56 left in the game capped an 11-play, 82-yard drive and gave Utah State a 28-24 victory over UNLV Saturday night.

With the win, the Aggies became bowl eligible for the third consecutive season.

Utah State (6-4, 5-1 Mountain West), which won the Western Athletic Conference last season, has now won 10 straight league road games. The Aggies conclude their season with two home games against Colorado State and Wyoming.

Freshman quarterback Darell Garretson, who made his third career start, led Utah State's offensive attack, completing 16 of 28 pass attempts for 288 yards and one touchdown strike while registering a 155.3 quarterback rating. Receivers Travis Reynolds (7 for 129) and Travis Van Leeuwen (4 for 112) combined for 241 yards on 11 receptions.

After Natson's touchdown, UNLV (5-5, 3-3) used 16 plays in a last-ditch effort toward a comeback and got as close as the Utah State 16-yard line, but fell short when quarterback Caleb Herring's final four pass attempts to the end zone were off target.

Herring completed 17 of his 39 pass attempts for 252 yards and two touchdowns, but also one interception. Running back Tim Cornett ran for 115 yards on 29 attempts and one touchdown. Cornett, who moved up to No. 2 in UNLV's all-time all-purpose yardage list, became only the second running back to rush for 100 yards against the Aggies' 19th-ranked rushing defense this season.

The Rebels suffered their second consecutive home loss and remain one win shy of being bowl eligible. The last time UNLV appeared in a bowl game was in 2000. The Rebels have a bye next week before attempting to become bowl eligible at Air Force on Nov. 21, or at home against San Diego State on Nov. 30.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USU
UNLV
1st Downs2424
Total Yards441402
Passing298252
Rushing143150
Penalties7-345-50
3rd Down Conversions10-176-16
4th Down Conversions0-11-3
Turnovers21
Possession27:0332:57

Passing Leaders

Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Garretson17/2929810.310
UNLVC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Herring17/392526.521

Rushing Leaders

Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
DeMartino19753.9126
Natson8617.6216
UNLVCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cornett291154.0121
Herring9273.0020

Receiving Leaders

Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds712918.4029
Van Leeuwen411228.0040
UNLVRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis38428.0035
Sullivan58316.6139

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSUUNLV
TD08:23Marcus Sullivan 10 Yd Pass From Caleb Herring (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERUSUUNLV
TD14:53Shaan Johnson 5 Yd Pass From Darell Garretson (Nick Diaz Kick) 77
FG13:10Nolan Kohorst 29 Yd 710
TD11:16Bruce Natson 13 Yd Run (Nick Diaz Kick) 1410
TD03:10Tim Cornett 4 Yd Run (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 1417
THIRD QUARTERUSUUNLV
TD03:09Joey DeMartino 1 Yd Run (Nick Diaz Kick) 2117
FOURTH QUARTERUSUUNLV
TD10:53Maika Mataele 4 Yd Pass From Caleb Herring (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 2124
TD03:56Bruce Natson 12 Yd Run (Nick Diaz Kick) 2824