Rebels football:

UNLV quarterback earns Mountain West’s weekly offensive honor

Caleb Herring came off the bench and led UNLV to a 31-21 comeback victory against Central Michigan

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UNLV senior quarterback Caleb Herring surveys the field in the fourth quarter against Central Michigan at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

For the first time since 2010, UNLV has the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week. The honor went to senior quarterback Caleb Herring, the league announced Monday.

After starter Nick Sherry had an interception and a three-and-out, Herring came in for UNLV’s third series and never left. He finished 24-of-28 passing for 266 yards and three touchdowns.

Herring broke Randall Cunningham’s school record for single-game passing percentage (86 percent to 81 percent) and his three touchdowns were a personal record. Herring also finished just three yards shy of setting a new career high in passing yardage.

Tim Cornett was the last Rebel to receive this offensive honor in 2010. The last UNLV quarterback to get it was Omar Clayton in 2009.

The Rebels’ 21-point comeback tied a program record and they scored 31 unanswered points in Saturday’s 31-21 victory against Central Michigan. UNLV stays home this weekend to host Western Illinois.

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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