Nov 28, 2015; Laramie, WY, USA; A general view of the UNLV Rebels helmet against the Wyoming Cowboys at War Memorial Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Rebels 35-28.
Through 3 Quarters
The experts predicted a defeat for the UNLV Rebels, but with just one quarter left to go, they seem like they might make the experts look bad. It’s still tight after three quarters, with UNLV leading 24-21 over the Utah State Aggies.
RB Charles Williams has led the way so far for the Rebels, as he has rushed for three TDs and 212 yards on 22 carries. Williams has put himself on the highlight reel with a 75-yard TD scramble in the first quarter. The squad has gotten extra help from defensive menace LB Jacoby Windmon and his nine tackles.
Utah State has been riding high on the performance of WR Deven Thompkins, who has caught 11 passes for two TDs and 169 yards.
This is the first time UNLV has been ahead going into the fourth quarter in the past six games.
Utah State @ UNLV
Current Records: Utah State 3-2; UNLV 0-5
What to Know
The Utah State Aggies have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. Their week off comes to an end as they meet up with the UNLV Rebels at 7 p.m. ET at Allegiant Stadium Saturday. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
Utah State came up short against the BYU Cougars two weeks ago, falling 34-20. A silver lining for the Aggies was the play of WR Deven Thompkins, who caught nine passes for one TD and 125 yards.
UNLV came within a touchdown against the UTSA Roadrunners two weeks ago, but they wound up with a 24-17 loss.
Utah State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. The odds have been favorable for them against the spread on the road this season, even if it’s been tough sledding overall. They are 2-0 ATS in away games but only 2-2 all in all.
The losses put Utah State at 3-2 and UNLV at 0-5. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Aggies are 214th worst in the nation in yards allowed per game, with 463.8 on average. The Rebels have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the contest with the 240th most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 15 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Allegiant Stadium — Paradise, Nevada
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
- Ticket Cost: $29.00
The Aggies are a solid 7-point favorite against the Rebels, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Utah State have won both of the games they’ve played against UNLV in the last seven years.
- Oct 13, 2018 – Utah State 59 vs. UNLV 28
- Oct 21, 2017 – Utah State 52 vs. UNLV 28