1:27 PM EDT, Wed October 07, 2015
UNLV Rebels Rumors & News
RENO — You will excuse Ryan McAleenan for not remembering his assignment, for basking in the glow of a rain-soaked celebration within a sea of red.
Simply put, it was one of the biggest in UNLV's recent football history. Leading just 13-10 with under nine minutes remaining, the Rebels received a 52-yard pick-six touchdown from junior middle linebacker Ryan McAleenan. The ensuing extra point made it 20-10 and all but ended UNR's hopes of rallying for a win.
The UNLV Rebels won on all sides of the ball in Saturday's 23-17 victory over the University of Neva, Reno.
UNLVRebels.com Oct 3, 2015
UNLV held off a late Nevada rally to win 23-17 Saturday in the annual in-state rivalry game at Mackay Stadium. After Nevada scored 10 unanswered points and pulled within a field goal at 13-10 in the fourth quarter, Ryan McAleenan intercepted a Tyler Stewart pass and ran 52 yards for a UNLV touchdown. The play proved critical for the Rebels after their offense struggled in the second half under backup quarterback Kurt Palandech. Starter Blake Decker left the game in the final minute of the first half with an injury.
The UNLV Rebels look to build off their 80-8 drubbing of the Idaho State Bengals against the in-state rival Wolf Pack from the University of Nevada, Reno.
The Rebels are 6-point underdogs when they face the Wolf Pack at Mackay Stadium today.
The UNLV Rebels head north to face in-state rival the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack Saturday at Mackay Stadium in the battle for the Fremont Cannon. The game won't be televised, but there's still a couple of ways you can tune in if you're not making the trip up north.
Replacing former UNR standout Cody Fajardo is not easy, as Tyler Stewart is finding out. UNLV's passing game hasn't done much since the season opener, but Blake Decker is capable of getting hot at any moment.
Did you hear the one about when Tony Sanchez as football coach at Bishop Gorman High was afraid of an opposing local team? No, there isn't a punchline.
he last time coach Tony Sanchez brought a football team to Reno, he walked away with Bishop Gorman's sixth consecutive high school state championship. So he knows what it's like to win in Reno.
When UNLV head football coach Tony Sanchez referred to the Rebels’ in-state rivals as the “University of Reno, Nevada” at Tuesday’s press conference, it was perhaps a surprising remark from a coach just four games into his college coaching career.
UNLV's annual football game against UNR is big enough by itself, with both teams desperate to own the Fremont Cannon and bragging rights for a year. There's even more at stake this season.
TeamRankings.com, which uses a computer-based model, projects success for UNLV's football team the remainder of the season.
Five things to look for when UNLV's football team plays at UNR at 4 p.m. Saturday.
UNLVRebels.com Oct 1, 2015
Fans not traveling to Mackay Stadium can watch this weekend’s UNLV at Nevada, Reno football game free of charge simply by visiting www.unlvrebels.com and clicking on the video player embedded on the opening page, which will be available starting Saturday morning.