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Utah State knocks out UNLV, 52-28

L.E. Baskow

UNLV Rebels running back Lexington Thomas (3) runs into the end zone after a long run over the Utah State Aggies during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Utah State knocks out UNLV, 52-28
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)
For the second consecutive week, UNLV built a sizable early lead only to watch it erode over the course of the second half of a demoralizing defeat. This time it was Utah State scoring the game’s final 38 points to hand the Rebels a 52-28 loss at Sam Boyd Stadium. The Rebels also ...

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UNLV Rebels players warm up as they face Utah State at Sam Boyd Stadium.
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UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers (1) hands off to UNLV running back Lexington Thomas (3) during a game against San Diego State at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
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UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers, center, is tackled after a short gain by Air Force Falcons linebackers Grant Ross, top, and Shaquille Vereen in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Air Force Academy, Colo. Air Force won 34-30.
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UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers (1) hands off to UNLV running back Lexington Thomas (3) during a game against San Diego State at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
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UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez watches his team take on San Diego State at Sam Boyd Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
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UNLV defensive back Chauncey Scissum (21) takes down San Diego State's running back Rashaad Penny (20) during a game against San Diego State at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
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San Diego State's tight end Kahale Warring (87) breaks a tackle attempt from UNLV linebacker Gabe McCoy (25) and UNLV linebacker Brian Keyes (5) during a game at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
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UNLV running back Tariq Hollandsworth (28) dives for a tackle on San Diego State's running back Rashaad Penny (20) during a game at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
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First responders hold 58 white balloons, representing the 58 victims of the Route 91 Harvest festival mass shooting, before a UNLV football game against San Diego State at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
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Clark County and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue firefighters hang a large American flag to greet football fans at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
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Canyon Springs head coach Hunkie Cooper shouts orders as QB Bradley Alexander awaits his next play call. Cooper is now on the San Diego State coaching staff.
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UNLV's Xzavier Campbell (35) is praised for his score by head coach Tony Sanchez with teammate Lexington Thomas (3) near versus Jackson State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.
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UNLV Rebels quarterback Armani Rogers (1) breaks free from a San Jose State defender and heads towards the goal line in their game on Saturday, September 30, 2017.   .
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San Jose Punter Michael Carrizosa (17) has a kick blocked by UNLV's Johnny Stanton (4) during their game.
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