2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
4-8, 3rd in MW - West
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UNLV quarterback breaks six tackles en route to end zone (0:22)
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Butler busts through three tackles for Nevada TD (0:42)
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McNichols' huge night carries Boise State past UNLV (1:26)
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Breaking down Boise State's 42-25 win over UNLV (1:28)
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Dog on the field to get the tee in Boise (0:24)
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Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin breaking down his team's performance in 42-25 win over UNLV (0:55)
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UNLV closes out scoring, but falls to Boise

Kurt Palandech connects with Andrew Price for a 45-yard touchdown pass and followed that with a two-point run. But No. 20 Boise State won 42-25 to stay in position for a New Year's Six bowl bid.

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McNichols pads lead with 31-yard TD

Jeremy McNichols' first three TDs of the game covered a combined 11 yards. His fourth trip to the end zone is a long romp that extends Boise State's lead over UNLV to 42-17.

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McNichols makes it four TDs with 31-yard score (0:38)
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UNLV cuts Boise State's lead to 35-17

QB Kurt Palandech takes it nine yards to the house in the closing seconds of the third quarter for his second touchdown run of the game. That capped a 14-play, 79-yard drive.

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McNichols scores third TD of game

Jeremy McNichols punches it in from four yards out to put Boise State ahead of UNLV 35-10 in the third quarter.

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Boise State starts 2nd half with TD

Freshman Alexander Mattison finds a hole for a three-yard touchdown run to boost the Broncos' lead over UNLV to 28-10 early in the third quarter.

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Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin discussing his team's offensive performance in the first half, defensive adjustents for second half (0:27)
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Palandech gets UNLV closer with keeper

Rebels QB Kurt Palandech finds an opening and runs right up the middle for a 7-yard touchdown. UNLV trails No. 20 Boise State 21-10 at half. (Game is on ESPN2)

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McNichols scores 2nd TD of game

Jeremy McNichols takes the handoff and walks into the end zone for a 1-yard score on third-and-goal. Boise State leads UNLV 21-3 midway through the second quarter.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 20 Boise State fell behind 3-0 early against UNLV, but have rebounded nicely with a pair of unique touchdown drives. The Broncos had a 19-play drive that lasted 8:18 (its longest of the season) and followed it up with a 1-play drive that lasted just seven seconds (its shortest of the year).

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Punt return sets up 2nd Boise State TD

Cedrick Wilson returns Evan Pantels' punt 73 yards to UNLV's 6-yard line. Jeremy McNichols needed just one play to go outside and score to increase the Broncos' lead to 14-3.

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Short TD run ends long Broncos drive

Brett Rypien leaps across the goal line for a 1-yard score -- actually from six inches out -- on the 19th play of the possession. No. 20 Boise State leads UNLV 7-3 late in the first quarter.

Watch: UNLV at No. 20 Boise State

Boise State needs to win to keep its Mountain West and New Year's Six chances alive. The Broncos, more than four-TD favorites, have won four straight in the series. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Team Stats

Passing Yards162.9113th
Rushing Yards241.515th
Points For32.347th
Points Against36.8112th