Scores

Final

Nevada 13

(2-3, 0-1 MW)

UNLV 48

(1-4, 0-1 MW)

10:00 PM ET, October 2, 2004

Sam Boyd Stadium, LAS VEGAS, NV

1 2 3 4 T
NEV 3 3 0 713
UNLV 3 10 7 2848

Top Performers

Passing: K. Nantkes (UNLV) - 128 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Dorsey (UNLV) - 21 CAR, 141 YDS

Receiving: N. Flowers (NEV) - 9 REC, 105 YDS, 1 TD

UNLV 48, Nevada 13

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- John Robinson got his first retirement present Saturday night: a 28-point fourth quarter.

The UNLV coach, who announced this week that he will retire at season's end, watched his Rebels overcome a sluggish start to score 35 unanswered points in the second half to beat intrastate rival Nevada 48-13.

"I thought Oh my God, will this ever end?" Robinson said of his team's slow first-half start. "And it ended. We got scoring and things kind of went our way. Once we got on a roll, we were pretty hard to stop."

"We just did not have a lot continuity in the second half," Nevada coach Chris Ault said. "We self-destructed. The first half was a good ballgame, but in the second half, they took control."

Dominique Dorsey led the Rebels as he ran for 141 yards on 21 carries.

UNLV (1-4) beat Nevada for the fifth-straight year and the Fremont Cannon, which is painted the color of the winning school in this matchup, the unofficial state championship, will remain red.

Earvin Johnson caught two touchdown passes from UNLV quarterback Kurt Nantkes, who went 11-for-19 for 128 yards, and Erick Jackson ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns for the Rebels.

Travis Moore went 17-for-28 for 169 yards with one interception for Nevada (2-3).

Jeff Rowe filled in at quarterback for Nevada at times during the final three quarters, throwing for 151 yards on 15-of-24 completions with two interceptions.

Nichiren Flowers rushed for 105 yards on nine carries and scored a touchdown for the Wolf Pack.

Leading 13-6 at halftime, UNLV pulled away in the second half with two 1-yard touchdown runs from Dyante Perkins, the first coming with 8:41 left in the third quarter and the other with 12:51 left in the game.

The first touchdown was set up by a 41-yard run by Dorsey to the Nevada 10.

The Rebels broke a 6-6 tie in the second quarter when Nantkes found Johnson in the end zone from 11 yards with 2:14 until halftime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEV
UNLV
1st Downs2619
Total Yards418366
Passing320128
Rushing98238
Penalties11-906-45
3rd Down Conversions6-163-10
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers51
Possession33:5426:06

Passing Leaders

NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Moore17/281696.001-
Rowe15/241516.312-
UNLVC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Nantkes11/191286.720-

Rushing Leaders

NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kretschmer15573.8013
Mitchell7344.9022
UNLVCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dorsey211416.7041
Jackson10494.9219

Receiving Leaders

NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Flowers910511.7132
Spencer6518.5018
UNLVRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson77310.4219
Marshall23819.0031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEVUNLV
FG7:41DAMON FINE 41 YD FG
Drive info: 12 plays, 43 yards.
30
FG1:31SERGIO AGUAYO 20 YD FG
Drive info: 7 plays, 13 yards.
33
SECOND QUARTERNEVUNLV
FG10:08SERGIO AGUAYO 41 YD FG
Drive info: 11 plays, 54 yards.
36
FG4:03DAMON FINE 37 YD FG
Drive info: 13 plays, 54 yards.
66
TD1:49EARVIN JOHNSON 11 YD PASS FROM KURT NANTKES (SERGIO AGUAYO KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 65 yards.
613
THIRD QUARTERNEVUNLV
TD8:41DYANTE PERKINS 1 YD RUN (SERGIO AGUAYO KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 60 yards.
620
FOURTH QUARTERNEVUNLV
TD12:51DYANTE PERKINS 1 YD RUN (SERGIO AGUAYO KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 70 yards.
627
TD7:12EARVIN JOHNSON 15 YD PASS FROM KURT NANTKES (SERGIO AGUAYO KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 69 yards.
634
TD6:44ERICK JACKSON 5 YD RUN (SERGIO AGUAYO KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 5 yards.
641
TD5:36ERICK JACKSON 2 YD RUN (HUBI SCHULZE ZUMKLEY KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 18 yards.
648
TD2:11NICHIREN FLOWERS 3 YD PASS FROM JEFF ROWE (DAMON FINE KICK)
Drive info: 12 plays, 80 yards.
1348