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Not many positives for Rebels to build on entering Mountain West play

Mikayla Whitmore

UNLV Rebel fans during a game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Northern Illinois Huskies won.

Not many positives for Rebels to build on entering Mountain West play
UNLV football:
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 (2 a.m.)
The UNLV football team's 1-3 record to start the season appears worse when you dig into the numbers.

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UNLV Rebels quarterback Blake Decker (5) warms up before the UNLV Rebels' home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Rebels trying not to panic in the wake of ugly 1-3 start to season
UNLV football:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
It didn’t have to be this way. At halftime in TDECU Stadium, two teams that didn’t play well went into halftime trying to figure out what they wanted to change in a six-point game ...

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TDECU Stadium, the new football stadium for the NCAA college football Houston Cougars, is shown Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Houston.
Blog: Rebels get destroyed in the 2nd half, lose 47-14 at Houston
UNLV football:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Houston turned a six-point halftime lead into a 33-point blowout over the Rebels, who piled up more penalty yards than they had on either the ground or the air tonight in TDECU Stadium.

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San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey, a Canyon Springs High grad, runs the ball during the first half against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 4
Analysis:
Friday, September 19, 2014
No intra-conference games this week and it’s the last time that will happen this season, so soak it in. The weekend starts with Hawaii trying to get the Mountain West to 2-0 against Colorado this year (Colorado State) and the marquee game is probably the one involving another Pac-12 team.

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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.
Four years after trying to get an offer from Houston, Davis returns as a Rebel
UNLV football:
Friday, September 19, 2014
Reminders of Devante Davis’ past will pop up all over the stands and field Saturday at Houston’s TDECU Stadium. If he’s not careful that past might collide with his present in the form of Cougars senior linebacker and childhood friend Derrick Mathews.

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UNLV Rebels defensive lineman Brandon Willis (92) faces off during UNLV’s game against the Northern Illinois Huskies  at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Rebels not getting necessary results this season on most important down
UNLV football:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It’s the most important down in football, according to many folks, and UNLV coach Bobby Hauck happens to be one of them. What a team accomplishes during third down on both sides of the ball often dictates who wins the game, and when you’re so bad during those plays on one side it might negate whatever you accomplish the other way.

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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:
Saturday, September 13, 2014
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.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 3
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.
UNLV sophomore kicker tackling multiple roles for the Rebels
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.
Northern Illinois brings impressive streaks into Saturday’s game at UNLV
Rebels Football: The Huskies have won 25 straight regular-season games and 16 straight on the road, two trends the Rebels will try to bring to an end
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
While 5-6 isn’t exactly what I was looking for in the debut of this column, it wasn’t terrible so I’ll take it. This week we drop most of the Division I-AA opponents so things should be a little more clear.

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