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Rebels take step back with 33-30 overtime loss at home to Idaho

Idaho cornerback, D.J. Hampton, flexes in celebration after the Vandals upset UNLV in overtime.

Rebels take step back with 33-30 overtime loss at home to Idaho
UNLV football:
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 (11:50 p.m.)
The type of game that was supposed to be behind UNLV played out in strikingly familiar fashion Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium. The key difference is that Idaho won’t drop down to Division I-AA for two years, so for now this is just a regular …

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UNLV coach Tony Sanchez during pregame before the Rebels' game against visiting Idaho Sept. 24, 2016, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Instant Analysis: UNLV's Sanchez after loss: 'I'm embarrassed'
ray brewer:
Saturday, September 24, 2016
It’s arguably the first time in the two-year Tony Sanchez coaching tenure in which the Rebels suffered one of those head-scratching defeats. They lost to Idaho? Really? The hope was the Rebels would be done ...

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Idaho running back Aaron Duckworth (23) celebrates after rushing for a touchdown late in the first half.
Blog: Rebels fall to Idaho 33-30 in overtime
UNLV football:
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Idaho’s Matt Linehan hit Callen Hightower streaking across the middle and Hightower snuck into the end zone for the game-winning score, handing UNLV a 33-30 overtime loss tonight at Sam Boyd Stadium.

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UNLV's Devonte Boyd (83) slices through the Jackson State defense during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.
Boyd and receivers working to do their part in UNLV's passing game
Rebels football:
Friday, September 23, 2016
Receivers and quarterbacks were the last ones on the field following Wednesday’s UNLV practice at Rebel Park. After two weeks of errant throws compounded by dropped passes, they all wanted some extra time to try to get the passing game moving forward.

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UNLV QB Kurt Palandech (14) tosses the ball during pre-game warmups versus Jackson State game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.
Palandech returns to No. 2 quarterback spot ahead of Idaho matchup
UNLV football:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Kurt Palandech is back up to No. 2 on the quarterback depth chart, but there are no immediate plans to work him into Saturday’s game, coach Tony Sanchez said Tuesday afternoon. The Rebels are home this weekend to host Idaho with kickoff at 6 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium and the game streaming on MWN/UNLVRebels.com.

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UNLV football player Tim Hough returned to Desert Pines High Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, to visit Kristine Korth, his former counselor. Players nationwide such as Hough are making trips to their high school this week to celebrate the teacher or educator that made the most difference in their lives through the Extra Yard for Teachers program.
UNLV's Tim Hough returns home to Desert Pines to surprise favorite educator
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Guidance counselor Kristine Korth walked into her office Monday at Desert Pines High School and saw a familiar face. UNLV football player Tim Hough, a former student, still stops by to visit. It wasn’t the first time ...

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Central Michigan's Mark Chapman crosses the goal line for a touchdown against UNLV.
Rebels fall completely flat in a 44-21 loss at Central Michigan
UNLV football:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sometimes, the saying goes, a player can be too open. Running completely free in the secondary gives a guy too much time to think about the play he’s obviously going to make, and he …

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Central Michigan's Mark Chapman crosses the goal line for a touchdown against UNLV.
Blog: Central Michigan dominates UNLV 44-21
Rebels football:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Central Michigan’s Cooper Rush set a stadium record with six passing touchdowns and the Rebels devolved in all three facets as the game wore on, losing 44-21 today at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

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UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez is pumped after a quick touchdown over Jackson State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.
UNLV's Greene a good weapon to have at Central Michigan
Rebels football:
Friday, September 16, 2016
Four times against UCLA, the Rebels’ offense faced third or fourth down with only one yard to go. Four times did they convert, and the answer was the same each play: fifth-year backup running back David Greene.

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An artist's rendering of the UNLV football training facility that will be known as the Fertitta Football Complex.
New 'heartbeat of UNLV football': Fertittas give $10M for training complex
Rebels:
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Tony Sanchez didn’t know anything about the Fertitta family the first time he spoke to brothers Frank and Lorenzo, who recently sold the UFC for $4 billion. It was in 2009 when ...

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UCLA running back Soso Jamabo, left, scores a touchdown as UNLV defensive back Darius Mouton misses the tackle during the first half of a college football game, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif.
Targeting penalty derails Rebels in attempt to upset UCLA at Rose Bowl
UNLV football:
Saturday, September 10, 2016
It happened in an instant. By the time UNLV senior safety Kenny Keys got to his feet to celebrate what he thought was a great stop on third down, three flags were descending onto the Rose Bowl field. After falling behind 28-7 in the first half, the Rebels …

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UNLV's Devonte Boyd (83) secures another long pass over Jackson State's Zavian Bingham (7) during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.  .
Blog: Rebels fight back but come up short, losing 42-21 at UCLA
UNLV football:
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Senior safety Kenny Keys was flagged and ejected for a targeting penalty that enabled UCLA to keep a touchdown drive alive, and from my view the call was complete bull.

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UNLV's Lexington Thomas (3) leaps over a teammate after beating Jackson State defenders to the end zone during first quarter play at Sam Boyd Stadium.
UNLV running back looking to use size to his advantage at UCLA
Rebels football:
Friday, September 9, 2016
Seven inches. That’s the average difference in height between UNLV starting running back Lexington Thomas and the Rebels’ offensive line, assuming Thomas stacks up to his listed 5-foot-9.

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UNLV QB Troy Hawthorne, 11, attempts to fend off UCLA's Deon Hollins, 58, looking for the sack during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, September 12, 2015.
Underdog Rebels preparing for UCLA's new offense
UNLV football:
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
UNLV coach Tony Sanchez said a cousin sent him a text message about the big game this week at UCLA, and Sanchez’s response was straight out of ...

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UNLV QB Johnny Stanton (4) makes a quick cut eyeing a touchdown over Jackson State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.
New QB Stanton delights in Rebels' 63-13 shellacking of Jackson State
UNLV football:
Friday, September 2, 2016
The first pass of Johnny Stanton’s UNLV career was a touchdown. So was the third, and the eighth one, too. It was that kind of night for the Rebels, who scored two touchdowns in the first two minutes en route to a 63-13 bludgeoning …

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