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Rebels’ comeback comes up short in 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois

Mikayla Whitmore

UNLV receiver Devante Davis caught six passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels' 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

Rebels’ comeback comes up short in 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois
UNLV Football:
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 (10:30 p.m.)
There’s plenty for UNLV and its followers to dwell on if they so choose after tonight’s 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium. Most would probably start with the Rebels’ third-down defense, which allowed the Huskies to convert on 15-of-19 attempts. That sustained many of their long, methodical scoring drives ...

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Northern Illinois Huskies' Keith Harris Jr. (20) runs a ball during the first half against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Blog: Northern Illinois holds off UNLV’s rally in 48-34 victory
Rebels Football:
Saturday, September 13, 2014
There was finally reason to believe, at least for a moment, that UNLV was going to be able to dig out of its 23-point hole. The Rebels stormed back and tied the game, fell back behind, and then got into position to tie the game again. But it wasn't enough.

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Northern Iowa running back David Johnson looks for room to run  against Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa.
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Analysis:
Friday, September 12, 2014
First the bad news: The Mountain West game I felt the best about last week, the one multiple people informed me they followed in part because of I liked it so much, lost. On the bright side, that’s the only game I missed.

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UNLV's Nicolai Bornand kicks off against San Jose State during a game on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
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Rebels football:
Friday, September 12, 2014
Once a ball is kicked off, the kicker’s job is often perceived to be done. The coverage team is tasked with tracking down the returner, and if that ball carrier breaks through to that last line of defense — the guy who gave him the ball in the first place — it’s usually a cringe-worthy moment ...

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UNLV Rebels celebrate their win over the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Bobby Hauck was trying to explain the sustained success of another program and couldn’t quite find the words. There’s nuance in individual games or even seasons, but when the UNLV coach tried to step back and look at the bigger picture of a program that’s been to a bowl game in eight of the last 10 years spanning three different coaching tenures, the most obvious answer felt the most appropriate.

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UNLV cheerleaders perform during the UNLV Rebels home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Rebels’ long-distance kicker earns league’s weekly award
UNLV Quick Hits:
Monday, September 8, 2014
Sophomore kicker Nicolai Bornand was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced this morning. The honor comes after Bornand hit a 54-yard field goal in the second quarter of UNLV’s 13-12 victory against Northern Colorado on Saturday.

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UNLV Rebels coach Bobby Hauck, left, talks with UNLV Rebels quarterback Blake Decker (5) during UNLV's home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Rebels lucky to avoid 0-2 start with sloppy 13-12 victory in home opener
UNLV Football:
Sunday, September 7, 2014
The most visibly excited players on the UNLV sideline appeared all night at Sam Boyd Stadium was in the fourth quarter with 5:45 remaining when Northern Colorado kicker Seth Czapenski shanked a 23-yard go-ahead field goal attempt. ...

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UNLV Rebels running back Keith Whitely (28) makes a one-handed catch during the UNLV Rebels home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Blog: UNLV flirts with disaster in 13-12 victory against Northern Colorado
Rebels football:
Saturday, September 6, 2014
They avoided the upset, which I guess is something, but there wasn't much to feel good about during UNLV's 13-12 victory tonight against Northern Colorado, one of the bottom tier teams in Division I-AA.

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UNR's Kendall Johnson (26) runs out of the tunnel before UNR's 24-13 victory against Washington State on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in Reno, Nev.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 2
Analysis:
Friday, September 5, 2014
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UNLV quarterback Blake Decker warms up before an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
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Rebels Football:
Friday, September 5, 2014
College debut. More than 50,000 people in the stands. National audience watching on ESPN. Devonte Boyd thought these things might affect him as he took the field at receiver for UNLV last Friday night at Arizona.

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Arizona running back Austin Hill (29) scores a touchdown against UNLV during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
When the Rebels looked back at it, the tape held basically the same information viewers could take away from Friday’s ESPN broadcast at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats’ path to most of their points included one-on-one situations that they won. Repeat that several times and you get the 58-13 boondoggle that has UNLV at 0-1 for the fifth straight year.

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Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon (12) and UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck talk after an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
Arizona knocks Rebels around the field for second straight season
UNLV Football:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Once you start it’s easy to get lost in the numbers — 2, 4, 787 — because they’re all staggering in their own way. They also tell the story of Arizona’s shellacking against UNLV ...

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UNLV quarterback Blake Decker warms up before an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
Blog: Arizona sets school records in 58-13 beatdown against UNLV
unlv football:
Friday, August 29, 2014
Once the Wildcats got rolling it looked like there was nothing UNLV could do to stop them. Bishop Gorman grad Anu Solomon set a freshman record with 425 passing yards for the Wildcats and the team finished with a school record 787 yards in a 58-13 beatdown against UNLV that matched last year's score.

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Boise State defensive tackle Armand Nance (40), center, huddles with his teammates before the first half of an NCAA football game against Mississippi, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Atlanta.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
The 2014 Mountain West slate kicks off with a bang tonight on ESPN as Boise State begins the post-Chris Petersen era with a neutral-site game against No. 18 Ole Miss. In what will hopefully be a very profitable new venture I’m going to pick every Mountain West game this season, keeping track of ...

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UNLV won’t pursue funding for new stadium until 2017
Thursday, August 28, 2014
After months of meetings and discussion, UNLV’s Campus Improvement Advisory Board decided the timing isn’t right to seek funding for a new stadium. UNLV acting President Don Snyder suggested ...

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