UNLV Rebels at UTEP Miners· NCAA - Football
Jet Thomas ties program record with 4 rushing TDs, UNLV beats UTEP 45-28
Thomas, who finished with 100 yards rushing on 13 carries, scored on runs of 12 and 17 yards in the first quarter and his 5-yard TD run with 1:01 left in the second quarter made it 28-14 at halftime. The Miners opened the third quarter with a six-play, 77-yard drive that culminated when Torrance Burgess Jr. scored on an 11-yard run but UTEP got no closer.
Donavyn Lester had a 1-yard TD run for UNLV (3-1) and Courtney Reese scored on a 32-yarder. Vincent Davis had 97 yards rushing on 13 carries and the Runnin' Rebels ran for 307 yards as a team.
Burgess finished with 17 carries for 99 yards and Kelly Akharaiyi had 92 yards receiving on four receptions for UTEP (1-3).
Redshirt freshman Jayden Maiava was 15-for-27 passing for 190 yards in place of injured starter Doug Brumfield.
Cameren Jenkins blocked a punt gave the Rebels the ball at the UTEP 12 and, the next play, Thomas' first TD made it 7-0 with 9 minutes left in the first quarter.
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|TD||1st Period 9:27||Jai'Den Thomas 12 Yd Run (Jose Pizano Kick)|
|TD||1st Period 3:20||Gavin Hardison 1 Yd Run (Buzz Flabiano Kick)|
|TD||1st Period 2:14||Jai'Den Thomas 17 Yd Run (Jose Pizano Kick)|
|TD||2nd Period 5:11||Gavin Hardison 1 Yd Run (Buzz Flabiano Kick)|
|TD||2nd Period 3:18||Donavyn Lester 1 Yd Run (Jose Pizano Kick)|
|TD||2nd Period 1:01||Jai'Den Thomas 5 Yd Run (Jose Pizano Kick)|
|TD||3rd Period 11:12||Torrance Burgess Jr. 11 Yd Run (Buzz Flabiano Kick)|
|TD||4th Period 14:30||Jai'Den Thomas 1 Yd Run (Jose Pizano Kick)|
|TD||4th Period 11:07||Jeremiah Ballard 27 Yd pass from Gavin Hardison (Buzz Flabiano Kick)|
|TD||4th Period 7:39||Courtney Reese 32 Yd Run (Jose Pizano Kick)|
|FG||4th Period 1:56||Jose Pizano 30 Yd Field Goal|
|10-17||3rd down efficiency||4-14|
|0-1||4th down efficiency||1-1|
|7.0||Yards per pass||7.3|
|6.4||Yards per rush||2.7|
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