Las Vegas – It’s taken more than eight years, but UNLV finally snapped the drought and beat Nevada, 27-22, in the Battle for the Fremont Cannon, Saturday night in Reno.
Senior quarterback Caleb Herring led the way for Rebels, passing for 335 yards and three touchdowns. UNLV’s leading rusher Tim Cornett, who was listed as doubtful for the game due to a lower leg injury, not only played, but rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown.
The victory gives the Rebels possession of the Fremont Cannon — the most expensive trophy in college football — for the first time since 2004.
UNLV is now 5-3 on the season and 3-1 in the Mountain West. Next up for the Rebels is San Jose State on Saturday November 2nd at Sam Boyd Stadium.