Broncos Buck Pesky Rebels
LAS VEGAS (AP/CBS) — Kellen Moore threw five touchdown passes to become college football’s winningest quarterback and No. 5 Boise State brushed off a first-half scare from UNLV in a 48-21 victory Saturday night before more than 26,000 fans at Sam Boyd Stadium .
Moore threw two touchdowns each to Tyler Shoemaker and Matt Miller, racking up 224 yards through the air on 18-of-31 passing despite leaving the game early in the fourth quarter.
UNLV (2-6, 1-2 Mountain West Conference) matched the Broncos’ first two touchdowns, but a pass interference call close to halftime set up Boise State’s go-ahead score.
The victory gave Moore 46 career wins, one more than former Texas star Colt McCoy.
DJ Harper and Drew Wright added rushing touchdowns for the Broncos (8-0, 3-0) in the fourth quarter. Bradley Randle led the Rebels in rushing with 96 yards, as UNLV finished with 182 yards rushing for the game. The score was tied at 14 late in the first half before the Broncos reeled off 34 unanswered points to turn the game into a blowout in the second half.
UNLV now goes on the road to face New Mexico next Saturday night.
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