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Former Rebel remembers fondly 1981 victory at BYU

Steve Young warms up before a game for BYU in 1983.

Former Rebel remembers fondly 1981 victory at BYU
UNLV Football:
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 (2 a.m.)
The silence was deafening. That’s what Sam King remembers on a Thursday afternoon when asked about a game that’s 23 years old and still stands as one of the best victories in UNLV football history.

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BYU linebacker Ezekiel Ansah, center, is congratulated by Bronson Kaufusi, left, and Daniel Sorensen after intercepting a San Diego State pass during the first half of the Poinsettia Bowl, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in San Diego.
BYU’s return to Las Vegas postponed until 2016 or 2017
UNLV Quick Hits:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
As the Rebels prepare to travel to BYU this weekend for their first meeting since the Cougars left the Mountain West, UNLV announced today that the return trip has been postponed until 2016 or 2017.

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck (in white) speaks with his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Air Force, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
UNLV football’s Devante Davis on BYU game, ‘There’s no quit in this team’
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The UNLV football team has just two wins in 10 games. It won’t play in a bowl. But ...

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UNLV Rebels quarterback Blake Decker (5) carries the ball during UNLV's home opener against the Northern Colorado Bears at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Injured UNLV QB Decker to be held out of practice
unlv quick hits:
Monday, November 10, 2014
If the UNLV football team played a game today, junior quarterback Blake Decker wouldn’t be in the lineup ...

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Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson, right, hands off to running back Jacobi Owens, a former Centennial High School player, during the second half of the Falcons' 48-21 win against UNLV on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
Air Force flips the script on UNLV, drops Rebels to 2-8 this season
UNLV Football:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Here’s the good news: For the first time all season, UNLV didn’t throw an interception. Here’s the bad news: Literally everything else. ...

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UNLV wide receiver Devante Davis (81) catches a pass over Air Force defensive back Gavin McHenry (20) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. Air Force won 48-21. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Instant Analysis: After another ugly UNLV loss, beating UNR should be team’s sole focus
Ray Brewer: UNLV surrenders 542 yards against Air Force, falls to 2-8 overall
Saturday, November 8, 2014
This game got ugly fast for the UNLV football team. Air Force scored 24 unanswered points to squash any chances of a victory, doing whatever it wanted offensively against UNLV’s overwhelmed defense in a 48-21 win. Air Force scored on its initial six possessions ...

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Air Force tight end Garrett Griffin catches a pass during the first half against UNLV on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Blog: Rebels get dominated at home in 48-21 loss to Air Force
UNLV Football:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
The Rebels gave up 542 yards and never looked like they had much of a chance after their first drive today at Sam Boyd Stadium, losing to Air Force 48-21. UNLV falls to 2-8 overall and 1-5 in Mountain West play.

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Fresno State's Malcolm Washington runs out the tunnel before the game against Wyoming in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 11
Analysis:
Friday, November 7, 2014
It’s not good to be a big favorite in the Mountain West, at least when it comes to covering the spread. Double-digit favorites in league games are 0-6-1 ATS this season, a record that’s going to change this weekend as two games feature three-possession favorites.

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UNLV running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence (33) drops a pass during an NCAA football game against New Mexico Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. New Mexico won 31-28. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Take 5: UNLV has won last 2 meetings with Saturday’s opponent, Air Force
Rebels Football:
Friday, November 7, 2014
As temperatures drop to make a Saturday afternoon kickoff idyllic in the desert, the crowds have been nowhere to be found at Sam Boyd Stadium. They won’t appear either, at least not this year, as the Rebels prepare for their second-to-last home game in a disappointing season.

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New Mexico running back Jhurell Pressley (6) runs in for a touchdown against UNLV defensive back Torry McTyer (19) and defensive back Matt Lea (23) during their NCAA football game Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Only minor goals remain for Rebels, who host Air Force this weekend
UNLV football:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
It’s probably best UNLV coach Bobby Hauck not run down the list of preseason goals with his team at this point of the year. The first one, the always far-fetched ...

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New Mexico running back Jhurell Pressley celebrates after his team defeated UNLV during their NCAA football game Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Rebels flub another chance at victory, fall to New Mexico at home
UNLV football:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
On the foot of a walk-on listed without a number on its own roster, UNLV nearly sent a comeback-turned-blown lead into overtime with the longest field goal in program history ...

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New Mexico running back Jhurell Pressley (6) scores a touchdown against UNLV on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Blog: Rebels come up short against New Mexico, fall to 2-7 this season
UNLV football:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Brian McIntyre's 55-yard field goal attempt fell a little too short for UNLV, and if you don't know who Brian McIntyre is don't feel bad. Neither do I.

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Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson runs in the second half of a 31-24 victory against UNR in Reno on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Best Bets Week 10
Analysis:
Friday, October 31, 2014
A rivalry game for one of college football’s most unique trophies. A road test for the league’s top team. A battle that could decide how the West (Division) was won. This is week 10 in the Mountain West.

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New Mexico's cornerback Caleb Kimbro, right, has a hard time catching up to UNLV's receiver Maika Mataele, left, in the first half Saturday evening Sept. 28, 2013, at University stadium in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Roberto E. Rosales)
Take 5: Rebels back home for battle between league’s bottom dwellers
UNLV Football:
Friday, October 31, 2014
If you’re heading out to Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday for the UNLV-New Mexico game don’t be late for the 2:38 p.m. kickoff. With the way the Lobos run their offense this could be one of the quickest games of the season.

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UNLV's Kenny Keys (44) watches from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against San Jose State, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. San Jose State won 33-10.
Rebels in rare position as favorites Saturday against New Mexico
UNLV football:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Rebels are in a different position this week, depending on how the betting market plays out, and yet after limping home from another double-digit loss it’s hard to imagine UNLV getting extra confidence as the favorite against a Division I opponent for the first time this season.

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