Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Caleb Herring threw for 266 yards and three
touchdowns as he helped guide the UNLV Rebels to a 31-21 win over the Central
Michigan Chippewas in non-conference play at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Herring completed all but four of his 28 pass attempts in the outing for the
Rebels (1-2), with seven balls being caught by Devante Davis who finished with
140 yards and all three aerial scores for the hosts. Running back Tim Cornett
contributed with a game-high 94 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
The Chippewas (1-2) were paced by Cooper Rush who hit 23-of-46 passes for 265
yards and a score, but he was also intercepted twice and sacked three times in
the losing effort. Titus Davis reeled in eight passes for 116 yards and a
score, while Saylor Lavallii chipped in with 65 rushing yards and two TDs on
Lavallii capped off a pair of 11-play drives for the Chippewas in the first
and second quarters with touchdown runs of three yards each, giving the
visitors a 14-0 advantage. Midway through the second frame Rush hooked up with
Titus Davis on a 20-yard TD pass play to give CMU a 21-0 advantage, but from
there the Chippewas were held scoreless while UNLV ripped off 31-unaswered
The run for the Rebels began with a 12-yard TD catch by Devante Davis with
under a minute remaining in the first half. Davis also notched a 42-yard TD
grab in the third, but not before Cornett slipped into the end zone from 12
Tied at 21-21 heading into the fourth, UNLV kicker Nolan Kohorst gave the
hosts their first lead of the night on a 34-yard field goal and seven minutes
later Davis gave the team some breathing room with another 12-yard TD
reception, capping a 13-play, 94-yard drive.
With the victory the Rebels, who had been outscored 109-36 through the first
two outings of 2013, snapped a five-game slide.
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