Friday, December 13, 2002
UNLV 34, Air Force 13
LAS VEGAS -- Jason Thomas had 316 total yards and two touchdowns to lead
UNLV to a 34-13 victory over Air Force on Saturday night.
Thomas, who entered the game ranked first in the Mountain West Conference and 20th
nationally in total offense, was 16-of-22 for 259 yards passing and a touchdown. The
sophomore quarterback also rushed for 57 yards and a score.
The Rebels (2-2, 1-1 Mountain West Conference) dominated the second half, outscoring
the Falcons 22-0 to snap a four-game losing streak to Air Force (3-1, 2-1).
Trailing 13-12 at halftime, the Rebels scored twice in the third quarter on a 20-yard run
by Thomas and a 6-yard run by Jeremi Rudolph to take a 26-13 lead.
Thomas sealed it with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Nero with 5:59 remaining.
The Falcons, who entered ranked second in the nation in rushing with 337 yards per
game and third in total offense with 492.7 per game, were limited to 219 yards rushing
and 352 total yards.
The Rebels had 224 rushing yards, 483 total yards and didn't punt until the first play of
the fourth quarter.