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Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 6

San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey, a Canyon Springs High grad, runs the ball during the first half against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 6
Analysis:
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 (11:15 a.m.)
Last weekend’s games moved us a week further into the season and pushed my thinking back a few weeks. While Boise State got knocked around by Air Force, Colorado State went to Boston College and won, making the Rams once again feel to me like the team standing atop the tire fire that is Mountain West football.

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UNLV wide receiver Marcus Sullivan tries to fight off San Jose State cornerback Damon Ogburn Jr. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. San Jose State won the game 34-24.
Take 5: Diagnosing the most likely outcomes of UNLV’s trip to San Jose State
Rebels Football:
Friday, October 3, 2014
The Rebels’ road show continues this weekend at San Jose State (1-3, 0-1), where UNLV (1-4, 0-1) plays its third consecutive game away from Sam Boyd Stadium. Of course, it’s not like home has been much better this year.

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UNLV players huddle up before their game against Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
UNLV, San Jose State in similar situations heading into Saturday’s game
Rebels Football:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
They’re coming into Saturday’s game on a three-game losing streak despite some stats favoring them in the last game, and a sparse home crowd likely isn’t going to be much help. That’s San Jose State, not UNLV, but both teams are experiencing roughly the same amount of frustration and optimism at this point in the season ...

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck during the first half of an NCAA football game against Arizona on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
Rebels don’t muster much fight in 34-17 loss at San Diego State
UNLV Football:
Saturday, September 27, 2014
When UNLV coach Bobby Hauck said his team was a little snakebit, he had specific plays from the third quarter in mind ...

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UNLV Rebels defensive lineman Jordan Sparkman (85) picks up a fumble during UNLVs game against the Northern Illinois Huskies  at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Blog: UNLV falls to 1-4 following 34-17 loss at San Diego State
Rebels football:
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Canyon Springs High grad Donnel Pumphrey ran for four touchdowns and 167 yards on 22 carries, burying the Rebels under another pile of rushing yards in a 34-17 loss for UNLV. The Rebels are now 1-4 with their rushing defense foremost among many issues plaguing them near the midpoint of the season.

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Fresno State's Brandon Connette tosses a pass against Southern Utah in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 5
Analysis:
Friday, September 26, 2014
Tonight, the Mountain West’s defending champion will play on ESPN2 while Bishop Gorman High kicks off on ESPN, which says a lot about the perception of the league.

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck during the first half of an NCAA football game against Arizona on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
Take 5: The biggest factors that must go UNLV’s way in Mountain West play
Rebels Football:
Friday, September 26, 2014
The dearth of good or even average teams in the Mountain West this season is the most optimistic thing going for UNLV (1-3) as it begins league play Saturday at San Diego State. The game kicks off at 5:04 p.m. and will stream on ESPN3. Beyond that, the Rebels are trying to ...

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UNLV Rebel fans during a game against the Northern Illinois Huskies  at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Northern Illinois Huskies won.
Not many positives for Rebels to build on entering Mountain West play
UNLV football:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The UNLV football team's 1-3 record to start the season appears worse when you dig into the numbers.

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UNLV Rebels quarterback Blake Decker (5) warms up before the UNLV Rebels' home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Rebels trying not to panic in the wake of ugly 1-3 start to season
UNLV football:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
It didn’t have to be this way. At halftime in TDECU Stadium, two teams that didn’t play well went into halftime trying to figure out what they wanted to change in a six-point game ...

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TDECU Stadium, the new football stadium for the NCAA college football Houston Cougars, is shown Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Houston.
Blog: Rebels get destroyed in the 2nd half, lose 47-14 at Houston
UNLV football:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Houston turned a six-point halftime lead into a 33-point blowout over the Rebels, who piled up more penalty yards than they had on either the ground or the air tonight in TDECU Stadium.

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San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey, a Canyon Springs High grad, runs the ball during the first half against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 4
Analysis:
Friday, September 19, 2014
No intra-conference games this week and it’s the last time that will happen this season, so soak it in. The weekend starts with Hawaii trying to get the Mountain West to 2-0 against Colorado this year (Colorado State) and the marquee game is probably the one involving another Pac-12 team.

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UNLV receiver Devante Davis caught six passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels' 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Four years after trying to get an offer from Houston, Davis returns as a Rebel
UNLV football:
Friday, September 19, 2014
Reminders of Devante Davis’ past will pop up all over the stands and field Saturday at Houston’s TDECU Stadium. If he’s not careful that past might collide with his present in the form of Cougars senior linebacker and childhood friend Derrick Mathews.

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UNLV Rebels defensive lineman Brandon Willis (92) faces off during UNLV’s game against the Northern Illinois Huskies  at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Rebels not getting necessary results this season on most important down
UNLV football:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It’s the most important down in football, according to many folks, and UNLV coach Bobby Hauck happens to be one of them. What a team accomplishes during third down on both sides of the ball often dictates who wins the game, and when you’re so bad during those plays on one side it might negate whatever you accomplish the other way.

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UNLV receiver Devante Davis caught six passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels' 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Rebels’ comeback comes up short in 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois
UNLV Football:
Saturday, September 13, 2014
There’s plenty for UNLV and its followers to dwell on if they so choose after tonight’s 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium. Most would probably start with the Rebels’ third-down defense, which allowed the Huskies to convert on 15-of-19 attempts. That sustained many of their long, methodical scoring drives ...

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Northern Illinois Huskies' Keith Harris Jr. (20) runs a ball during the first half against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Blog: Northern Illinois holds off UNLV’s rally in 48-34 victory
Rebels Football:
Saturday, September 13, 2014
There was finally reason to believe, at least for a moment, that UNLV was going to be able to dig out of its 23-point hole. The Rebels stormed back and tied the game, fell back behind, and then got into position to tie the game again. But it wasn't enough.

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