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UNLV is challenging Oregon State

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Oregon State's defense pitched a shutout in the first half at UNLV, but the Beavers are only leading 6-0 at the break.

And OSU is lucky to be there.

The Beavers stopped the Rebels on a fourth-and-1 on their 39 in the first quarter, and UNLV receiver Rodelin Anthony later fumbled deep in OSU territory.

That fumble seemed to wake up the Beavers offense, which then went 70 yards in 13 plays -- taking nearly six minutes off the clock -- to score the go-ahead touchdown.

But then Justin Kahut, who earlier missed a 47-yard field goal, missed the PAT.

The stats -- other than turnovers -- are fairly even.

It looks like the Beavers are in for a tough one.