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Take 5: Rested Rebels prepare to hit the road for trip to Utah State

UNLV Rebels defensive lineman Mike Hughes Jr. (99) celebrates after his team defeated the Fresno State Bulldogs in overtime of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. The Rebels won 30-27.

Take 5: Rested Rebels prepare to hit the road for trip to Utah State
UNLV football:
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 (2 a.m.)
With the bye week behind them, the Rebels begin the second half of their season Saturday afternoon at Utah State. The game kicks off at 1:02 p.m. Las Vegas time and will air on ESPNews.

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UNLV quarterback Blake Decker, right, passes under pressure from San Jose State's Vince Buhagiar (36) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in San Jose, Calif.
UNLV not the team with biggest injury concerns in game at Utah State
rebels football:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Unless there’s a rapid change in outlook, and with UNLV football’s injury history that’s always possible, senior receiver Devante Davis isn’t expected to be back for Saturday’s game at Utah State.

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Boise State players hold the Milk Can trophy after defeating Fresno State 37-27 in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The Milk Can trophy has been awarded to the winner of the Fresno State-Boise State game since 2005.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 8
Analysis:
Friday, October 17, 2014
The Rebels have the week off to rest up and watch the rest of the Mountain West just like the rest of us. And starting with tonight’s game on the Smurf Turf in Boise, there are some intriguing matchups.

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UNLV Rebels' Troy Hawthorne (11) hugs UNLV Rebels placekicker Nicolai Bornand (40) after Bornand kicked a game winning field goal in overtime of an NCAA college football game against the Fresno State Bulldogs Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. The Rebels won 30-27.
Rebels kicker honored by Mountain West for 2nd time this season
UNLV quick hits:
Monday, October 13, 2014
UNLV sophomore linebacker/punter/placekicker Nicolai Bornand has been named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Monday.

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UNLV Rebels players celebrate after defeating the Fresno State Bulldogs in overtime of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. The Rebels won 30-27.
‘Everybody needed this’: UNLV holds on for OT victory against Fresno State
Rebels Football:
Saturday, October 11, 2014
A lot of moments get lost in a game that’s ultimately decided by not one but three kickers. For a UNLV team looking for something, anything ...

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UNLV Rebels defensive lineman Mike Hughes Jr. celebrates after keeping Fresno State from a first down during the first half of their game Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Blog: Overtime field goal sends Rebels past Fresno State, 30-27
UNLV football:
Friday, October 10, 2014
Nicolai Bornand nailed a 33-yard field goal in overtime and UNLV snapped a four-game losing streak with a back-and-forth 30-27 overtime victory against Fresno State.

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Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson runs for yardage around the corner against Navy in the third quarter of Air Force's 30-21 victory at Air Force Academy, Colo., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 7
Analysis:
Friday, October 10, 2014
This is the first week to feature no nonconference matchups, so it’s time to stop focusing on how the Mountain West compares to other leagues (spoiler alert: poorly) and start figuring out how this league race is going to shake out.

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Fresno State's Isaiah Burse (1) is chased by UNLV's Mike Horsey (32) during the first half of their game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Fresno, Calif.
Take 5: Injuries remain a factor for Rebels against streaking Bulldogs
UNLV football:
Friday, October 10, 2014
It’s homecoming tonight at Sam Boyd Stadium, where a UNLV team just looking for anything to go right kicks off against a Fresno State squad on a three-game winning streak. Kickoff is at 7:04 p.m. with TV coverage on CBS Sports Network.

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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.
His career hasn’t gone as planned, but UNLV defender maintains refreshing approach
Ray Brewer:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Brandon Willis walked off the practice field at Rebel Park last week, joking with younger teammates. They seemed to listen intently to every word the senior defensive lineman said. The 23-year-old Willis understands his role as a veteran on the UNLV football team and realizes this is his last chance to have a meaningful college experience ...

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San Jose State's Joe Gray (6) celebrates after scoring against UNLV during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in San Jose, Calif.
No progress apparent in UNLV’s latest loss, 33-10 at San Jose State
Rebels Football:
Saturday, October 4, 2014
The first half of tonight’s game, a contest that presented a chance to save or at least let some light into this wretched UNLV season, featured the road team at peak Rebel. For those who have suffered through enough UNLV performances this year to know their tendencies, it was like a band eschewing the hits for its deep cuts that everyone recognizes but no one wants to hear.

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UNLV's Devonte Boyd (83) makes a reception past San Jose State's Akeem King (25) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in San Jose, Calif.
Blog: Rebels drop to 1-5 after 33-10 loss at San Jose State
Rebels football:
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Another ugly game has come to an end and UNLV is now 1-5 on the season after losing 33-10 at San Jose State. The Rebels gave up 542 yards while gaining only 221 and were never in the game in the second half.

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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 6
Analysis:
Friday, October 3, 2014
Last weekend’s games moved us a week further into the season and pushed my thinking back a few weeks. While Boise State got knocked around by Air Force, Colorado State went to Boston College and won, making the Rams once again feel to me like the team standing atop the tire fire that is Mountain West football.

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UNLV wide receiver Marcus Sullivan tries to fight off San Jose State cornerback Damon Ogburn Jr. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. San Jose State won the game 34-24.
Take 5: Diagnosing the most likely outcomes of UNLV’s trip to San Jose State
Rebels Football:
Friday, October 3, 2014
The Rebels’ road show continues this weekend at San Jose State (1-3, 0-1), where UNLV (1-4, 0-1) plays its third consecutive game away from Sam Boyd Stadium. Of course, it’s not like home has been much better this year.

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UNLV players huddle up before their game against Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
UNLV, San Jose State in similar situations heading into Saturday’s game
Rebels Football:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
They’re coming into Saturday’s game on a three-game losing streak despite some stats favoring them in the last game, and a sparse home crowd likely isn’t going to be much help. That’s San Jose State, not UNLV, but both teams are experiencing roughly the same amount of frustration and optimism at this point in the season ...

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck during the first half of an NCAA football game against Arizona on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
Rebels don’t muster much fight in 34-17 loss at San Diego State
UNLV Football:
Saturday, September 27, 2014
When UNLV coach Bobby Hauck said his team was a little snakebit, he had specific plays from the third quarter in mind ...

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