Scores

Final

UNLV 27

(5-3, 3-1 MW)

Nevada 22

(3-5, 2-3 MW)

6:05 PM ET, October 26, 2013

Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV

1 2 3 4 T
UNLV 0 14 0 1327
NEV 3 13 0 622

Top Performers

Passing: C. Herring (UNLV) - 335 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Cornett (UNLV) - 26 CAR, 122 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Davis (UNLV) - 8 REC, 121 YDS, 2 TD

Herring shines as UNLV holds off Nevada 27-22

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. -- The Fremont Cannon will be changing colors for the first time in nine years.

Caleb Herring passed for 335 yards and three touchdowns and UNLV defeated upstate rival Nevada 27-22 on Saturday.

The victory snapped an eight-game Wolf Pack winning streak in the series and gave the Rebels possession of the Fremont Cannon -- the most expensive trophy in college football -- for the first time since 2004.

Tim Cornett rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and Devante Davis had eight catches for 121 yards for the Rebels (5-3 overall, 3-1 Mountain West Conference).

Herring completed 29 of 42 passes and his 11-yard strike to Davis with 5:54 left in the game put the Rebels up 27-16.

Nevada responded with an 8-play, 72-yard drive that culminated with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Cody Fajardo to Aaron Bradley to cut the lead to 27-22 with 3:25 left.

The Wolf Pack defense forced the Rebels into a 3-and-out on the ensuing possession, but could not complete the comeback as Fajardo's pass to Jerico Richardson on a fourth-and-four, with 1:28 left, fell incomplete. UNLV was then able to run out the clock.

Fajardo was 24 of 40 for 357 yards and two touchdowns for Nevada (3-5 overall, 2/3 MWC).

He had a 61-yard scoring pass to Richy Turner that put the Wolf Pack ahead 13-7 with 5:52 left in the first half.

Nevada also had three first-half field goals of 40, 22 and 43 yards -- to lead 16-14 at halftime.

Herring had touchdown passes of 44 and 11 yards to Davis, and also hooked up with Maika Mataele from 16 yards.

The Wolf Pack had 13 penalties for 105 yards, lost one fumble and was intercepted once. UNLV was penalized three times for 35 yards and lost one fumble.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNLV
NEV
1st Downs2918
Total Yards484487
Passing335357
Rushing149130
Penalties3-3513-105
3rd Down Conversions5-152-15
4th Down Conversions1-11-3
Turnovers12
Possession33:3626:24

Passing Leaders

UNLVC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Herring29/423358.030
NevadaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fajardo24/403578.921

Rushing Leaders

UNLVCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cornett261224.7120
Herring11343.1011
NevadaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson12625.2019
Brock14443.1012

Receiving Leaders

UNLVRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis812115.1244
Phillips5448.8017
NevadaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turner814918.6161
Bradley78912.7126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNLVNEV
FG07:09Brent Zuzo 40 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERUNLVNEV
FG12:55Brent Zuzo 22 Yd 06
TD09:56Maika Mataele 16 Yd Pass From Caleb Herring (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 76
TD05:52Richy Turner 61 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo (Brent Zuzo Kick) 713
TD04:18Devante Davis 44 Yd Pass From Caleb Herring (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 1413
FG00:24Brent Zuzo 43 Yd 1416
FOURTH QUARTERUNLVNEV
TD11:46Tim Cornett 9 Yd Run (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 2116
TD05:54Devante Davis 11 Yd Pass From Caleb Herring (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2716
TD03:25Aaron Bradley 9 Yd Pass From Cody Fajardo (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2722