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The NFL is coming to Las Vegas and there could be benefits for college football, particularly UNLV, the Pac-12 and the Las Vegas Bowl.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
UNLV coach Tony Sanchez received a three-year extension through the 2021 season, the school announced Friday. Sanchez was hired from local prep power Bishop Gorm High School prior to the 2015 season and the Rebels have gone 7-17 over his first two seasons. "Tony is building a foundation for long-term success in every phase of the Rebel football program," UNLV president Len Jessup said. "With his high-energy style and passion for the game, Tony is creating a new culture for UNLV Football that is generating tremendous community support and has Rebel fans excited for the future."
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
UNLV extends coach Tony Sanchez's contract through the 2021 season. Sanchez, who is 7-17 with the Rebels, signed a four-year deal in December 2014.
James Butler ran for a career-best 196 yards and three touchdowns and caught a pass for another score to lead Nevada to a 45-10 victory over UNLV on Saturday.
Jeremy McNichols ran for 206 yards and a career-high four touchdown to help No. 20 Boise State beat UNLV 42-25 on Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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).
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.
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.