Rebel Football Breaks Records Again

By Faryn Duncan | September 10, 2017

After a record-breaking loss against the Howard University Bison, the Rebels broke more records — this time, in a positive way — with their win against the Idaho Vandals on Saturday evening.

 

Their 44-16 win marked the first road game win against a non-conference opponent in nine years. The last time UNLV accomplished this feat was in 2008 against Arizona State.

 

Runningback Lexington Thomas started over Charles Williams due to an injury. Thomas set records of his own by rushing a career-high 190 yards and three touchdowns on just 17 carries.

 

Freshman quarterback Armani Rogers and senior receiver Devonte Boyd also made UNLV history. The two made the longest offensive play in school history during the fourth quarter with a 94-yard pass. This is Boyd’s second 100-yard game of the season and his 13th record-breaking play of his career.

 

Boyd is now second place overall on UNLV’s career receiving yards list with 2,838. Boyd will take the first place spot over all-time leader Ryan Wolfe (2006-09) in just 657 yards.

 

“We have a great group of kids in that locker room that have worked extremely hard for years building this program and we took a hell of a blow last week and it was hard getting out of bed,” head coach Tony Sanchez said following the game.

 

“The way our [players] showed up, the way they believe in themselves, they just went right back to work. They didn’t make excuses, they didn’t listen to the noise, they went back to work.”

 

It wasn’t clean right away today. There were some bumps. But the guys were resilient, they stayed positive and they kept executing and were able to pull away. It’s all about the boys they did a great job today.”

 

UNLV has their only bye week of the season to put in more work at practices before they leave for their road game against No. 2 ranked Ohio State on Sept. 23.


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