(1-4, 0-2 MW)

Wyoming 42

(4-1, 2-0 MW)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:00 PM ET, October 1, 2005

1 2 3 4 T
UNLV 0 3 0 1417
WYO 14 14 7 742

Top Performers

Passing: C. Bramlet (WYO) - 315 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: W. Seldon (WYO) - 20 CAR, 72 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Bouknight (WYO) - 7 REC, 116 YDS, 2 TD

Wyoming 42, UNLV 17

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming coach Joe Glenn had a straightforward request for his players against UNLV: score early.

The Cowboys did that and more Saturday toward a 42-17 win, giving them their best start (4-1, 2-0 Mountain West Conference) since 1998 and their widest margin of victory in a 14-game series with UNLV (1-4, 0-2).

Wyoming fell behind and had to fight back to win during their last two games, against Ole Miss and Air Force. But against the Rebels the Cowboys scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and led 28-3 at halftime.

"We did some things we really wanted to do, and that was get in the game early and get pitching and settle in," Glenn said.

Corey Bramlet finished 21-of-27 for 315 yards, the best passing day of his career. Jovon Bouknight and Michael Ford were his most frequent targets, with Bouknight making seven catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns and Ford catching six for 101 yards.

First-year UNLV coach Mike Sanford said his players dug themselves into a hole in the first half. They were also plagued with penalties: 10 for a total loss of 53 yards.

But the Rebels had a quarterback who was playing his first NCAA Division I game: Jarrod Jackson, a community college transfer who replaced Shane Steichen, who is out with a broken finger.

Sanford said he was proud of how Jackson played. "He kept his head up. He had his struggles and he got hit hard. Every time he got back up at the end of the game, he was able to get some good things done," he said.

Jackson said it was fun to get out and play in a game. "I made some mistakes, but I am happy that we were able to get the ball into the end zone in the fourth quarter," he said.

Jackson made two touchdown passes in the final 3 minutes: once to Casey Flair for 9 yards and then, after an onside kick gave the Rebels the ball back, to Greg Estandia for 2 yards. But there wasn't time left to get back in the game.

Before that, the Rebels' only score was a 29-yard field goal by Sergio Aguayo in the second quarter to make it 14-3.

Besides Bouknight's long touchdown catches, the Cowboys opened scoring on a 31-yarder to Wade Betschart. In the second half, Derrick Martin had an interception to score from 10 yards out.

Wynel Seldon finished with two rushing touchdowns for the Cowboys.