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Rebels at numbers disadvantage against deep Ohio State

L.E. Baskow

UNLV's Lexington Thomas (3) looks up for the touchdown signal over the Howard defense during their home-opening football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017.

Rebels at numbers disadvantage against deep Ohio State
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 (2 a.m.)
There are plenty of reasons for UNLV to be wary of Ohio State in advance of Saturday’s matchup (9 a.m., Big Ten Network). The Buckeyes are one of the nation’s best teams (ranked No. 10 in the country, even after last weekend’s loss to Oklahoma), they ...

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UNLV football player Jalil Briley surprised his fourth-grade teacher, Christopher Ho of Mabel Hoggard Elementary, with a gift basket during a visit as part of the Extra Yard for Teachers program run by the College Football Playoff.
UNLV's Briley returns to surprise grade school teacher who impacted his life
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Briley was one of three Rebels on Friday to visit a teacher who impacted them during their childhood in Las Vegas. For Briley, that educator was Christopher Ho, his fourth-grade teacher at Hoggard. Briley was approached by UNLV officials after practice last week to take part in ...

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UNLV's Lexington Thomas (3) blasts through a hole in the Howard defense during their home-opening football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
Lexington Thomas ready for No. 1 role at running back
Friday, September 15, 2017
The most carries Lexington Thomas can remember handling in a single game is 27, which came during his prep days at Davis High School in Houston, Texas. Thomas hasn’t been that kind of workhorse running back during his time at UNLV — his high for single game is 21 carries, and his average is 10.1 attempts per game — but if the Rebels ever needed

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UNLV QB Armani Rogers (1) threads his way through Howard defenders during their home-opening football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017.   L.E. Baskow
Analysis: What Rebels can learn from Idaho win
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
UNLV managed to get its season back on track by winning at Idaho on Saturday, and with a bye week coming up, now might be a good time to assess where the Rebels stand after two games and break down what they can do to keep the momentum going. There were a lot of signs ...

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UNLV's Roger Mann (56) is pumped up after a stop of Howard's Anthony Philyaw (7) during their home-opening football game of the season against Howard on Saturday, September 2, 2017.   L.E. Baskow
UNLV football: From ESPN's Bottom 10 to a bowl game projection
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
After a thorough victory over the weekend at Idaho, one of ESPN’s writers have the Rebels pegged for a postseason bowl game. David M. Hale’s weekly bowl prediction column projects ...

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UNLV's Charles Williams (8) is taken off his feet during a tackle by Howard's Tye Freeland (17) during their home-opening football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
UNLV running back Charles Williams out for season
Sunday, September 10, 2017
UNLV sophomore running back Charles Williams will have surgery on his injured ankle and is expected to miss the rest of the season. The Rebels’ leading returning rusher ...

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UNLV QB Armani Rogers (1) is celebrated by Zack Singer (51) after another score over Howard defenders during their home-opening football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017.   L.E. Baskow
Rebels use big plays to beat Idaho in 'must-win' game
Saturday, September 9, 2017
The Rebels were just waiting for a big play. A week after squandering too many offensive drives in a shocking loss to Howard, UNLV’s attack ...

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UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers hurdles Howard linebacker Devin Rollins during their game Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Howard defeated UNLV 43-40 to notch what is believed to be the biggest upset in college football history.
Live blog: Rebels finish off Idaho, 44-16
Saturday, September 9, 2017
It’s only Week 2 of the college football season, but UNLV (0-1) is facing a potential make or break game at Idaho (4 p.m., ESPN3). Three keys as the Rebels look to bounce back ...

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UNLV running back Lexington Thomas gets over the goal line during their game against Howard University Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Howard defeated UNLV 43-40 to notch what is believed to be the biggest upset in college football history.
Rebels aiming for better red zone production against Idaho
Friday, September 8, 2017
In order to win games this season, UNLV’s offense is going to have to be perfect. Tony Sanchez conceded that point before the season, acknowledging that he couldn’t see the Rebels winning “a lot of 17-14 games.” In Week 1, the unit was good, putting up 40 points on 15 drives against Howard. But they weren’t perfect, and that was the difference in the 43-40 loss. Wild shotgun snaps, delay-of-game penalties, turnovers and ...

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An artist's rendering of the UNLV football training facility that will be known as the Fertitta Football Complex.
Funding plan for UNLV football facility approved
Thursday, September 7, 2017
UNLV’s plan to seek out a loan to complete funding for its planned football practice facility was approved by the Nevada Board of Regents on Thursday at a meeting in Elko. The vote to approve was ...

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UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez yells at a referee following another team penalty call during their home-opening football game against Howard on Saturday, September 2, 2017.   L.E. Baskow
After being upset in opener, UNLV football's game at Idaho has extra significance
Thursday, September 7, 2017
With a potential season-defining game coming up at Idaho on Saturday, UNLV football head coach Tony Sanchez is doing his best to put the Rebels’ demoralizing Week 1 loss to Howard behind them. The Rebels’ defense was shredded in the 43-40 defeat last week, and ...

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An artist's rendering of the UNLV football training facility that will be known as the Fertitta Football Complex.
UNLV will seek loan to complete funding for football facility
Rebels athletics:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The project is expected to cost $22.25 million, but only $18.24 million has been raised. And only $6.4 million of that has actually been donated. UNLV’s plan ...

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Howard QB Caylin Newton (3) struggles to break free of another UNLV tackle during their game on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
Anatomy of disaster: How UNLV lost to Howard, by the numbers
Monday, September 4, 2017
There was plenty of blame to go around after UNLV suffered one of the worst losses in college football history on Saturday night, dropping a 43-40 decision to Howard. By the numbers, a look at how the Rebels turned what should have been an easy win into ...

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UNLV's Salanoa Alo Wily (42) looks to teammates as they are beat up on the bench with Howard leading late during their home-opening football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
Rebels stunned by Howard, 43-40
Saturday, September 2, 2017
The worst loss in college football history began with UNLV committing a penalty before the clock even started. The Rebels, who came into Saturday’s season opener against Howard brimming with confidence and dreaming of an eventual bowl berth, were flagged for ...

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UNLV's Devonte Boyd (83) heads for the end zone after a long reception with Howard's Travon Hunt (18) looking to take him down during their home-opening football game of the season at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Live blog: Rebels fall to Howard in season opener
Saturday, September 2, 2017
When UNLV opens its 2017 campaign today against Howard (Sam Boyd Stadium, 6 p.m., Mountain West Network), the focus shouldn't be on the scoreboard. If everything goes according to plan for the Rebels, the game should never be in doubt, as UNLV should ...

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