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Boise State at UNLV football: Drive chart and statistics

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Boise State safety Darian Thompson talks to the media after the UNLV game.
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Boise State safety Darian Thompson talks to the media after the UNLV game.

BOISE STATE

10

14

3

28

55

UNLV

3

14

3

7

27

FIRST QUARTER

BSU — Tyler Rausa 25 field goal, 9:30. Key plays: Tailback Jeremy McNichols gained 13 yards on a screen pass and 15 yards were added because of a personal foul. On first-and-goal at the 9-yard line, though, the snap hit motioning tight end Alec Dhaenens for a 2-yard loss. Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards, 3:37. Boise State 3, UNLV 0

BSU — Brett Rypien 4 pass from Thomas Sperbeck (Rausa kick), 3:51. Key plays: Sperbeck made a 19-yard catch and ran 11 yards on a keeper from the wildcat early in the drive. Tight end Jake Roh added a 21-yard catch on a corner route. The TD came on third-and-goal, with McNichols giving the ball to Sperbeck on a reverse. Drive: 11 plays, 79 yards, 3:22. Boise State 10, UNLV 0

UNLV — Nicolai Bornand 20 field goal, :48. Key plays: Wide receiver Aaron Criswell made a 35-yard catch down the sideline in tight coverage on a throw from quarterback Blake Decker. On the next snap, wide receiver Brandon Presley threw a 30-yard pass to wide receiver Devonte Boyd on a double pass. The Rebels reached the 1-yard line but the defense held. Drive: 9 plays, 72 yards, 3:03. Boise State 10, UNLV 3

SECOND QUARTER

BSU — Jake Hardee 44 pass from Rypien (Rausa kick), 13:13. Key plays: Redshirt freshman wide receiver Sean Modster made a 10-yard catch on third-and-9 — the first catch of his career. The touchdown came on fourth-and-2 as Rypien suckered the defense with a great fake handoff. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 2:31. Boise State 17, UNLV 3

UNLV — Fred Wilson 1 fumble return (Bornand kick), 11:51. Boise State 17, UNLV 10

BSU — Kelsey Young 2 run (Rausa kick), 8:52. Key plays: Young broke a 15-yard run, Roh gained 7 yards with a third-and-1 reception on play action and tight end Holden Huff made a 24-yard grab. Drive: 8 plays, 72 yards, 2:55. Boise State 24, UNLV 10

UNLV — Eric Noone 0 fumble recovery (Bornand kick), 6:28. Key plays: Boyd made a leaping catch while surrounded by five defenders for a gain of 29 yards. Criswell added a 22-yard catch and tight end Andrew Price made a 19-yard grab. On the touchdown, running back Xzaviar Campbell fumbled reaching for the goal line but Noone, an offensive lineman, recovered. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:24. Boise State 24, UNLV 17

THIRD QUARTER

BSU — Rausa 44 field goal, 9:23. Key plays: On second-and-6 from the UNLV 27-yard line, Rypien threw deep to Sperbeck. The receiver had a step but the ball was underthrown. Defensive back Tim Hough got in the way enough to prevent the reception. Rypien threw incomplete on third down, too. Drive: 7 plays, 33 yards, 2:04. Boise State 27, UNLV 17

UNLV — Bornand 27 field goal, 5:34. Key plays: Keith Whitely busted an 18-yard run. The Rebels had first-and-goal at the 9 and tried three passes that went nowhere. Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards, 3:49. Boise State 27, UNLV 20

FOURTH QUARTER

BSU — Shane Williams-Rhodes 9 run (Rausa kick), 14:22. Key plays: McNichols made a terrific move in the open field for a 28-yard gain and Williams-Rhodes darted 13 yards down the sideline on a screen. Drive: 5 plays, 50 yards, 1:31. Boise State 34, UNLV 20

UNLV — Campbell 11 run (Bornand kick), 11:12. Key plays: Boise State defensive tackle Armand Nance was flagged for hands to the face on an incomplete pass. Criswell made a 17-yard grab on a back-shoulder throw on third-and-6. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:10. Boise State 34, UNLV 27

BSU — Anderson 54 pass from Rypien (Rausa kick), 9:48. Key plays: Anderson made a 16-yard catch on third-and-12 as his knee hit the turf inside the sideline. It was ruled incomplete but the replay booth switched the call. On the next play, Rypien threw a bomb to Anderson for the TD. Drive: 4 plays, 68 yards, 1:18. Boise State 41, UNLV 27

BSU — McNichols 40 run (Rausa kick), 5:53. Key play: Rypien hit Sperbeck on a streak for 40 yards on the play before the TD. Drive: 4 plays, 95 yards, 1:45. Boise State 48, UNLV 27

BSU — Tommy Stuart 2 run (Rausa kick), 2:37. Key plays: Young ran on five straight plays for 64 yards, including a 35-yarder. Drive: 6 plays, 66 yards, 3:05. Boise State 55, UNLV 27

TEAM STATISTICS

BSU

UNLV

First downs

34

28

Rushes-yards

37-232

25-100

Passing yards

473

387

Total yards

705

487

Comp-Att-Int

36-53-0

30-51-2

Sacks by-yards

0-0

0-0

Return yards

112

42

Punts-average

3-44.7

6-45.7

Fumbles-lost

2-1

1-0

Penalties-yards

8-51

5-39

3rd-down conv.

7-14

5-15

4th-down conv.

1-1

0-1

Red-zone conv.

5-5

4-6

Possession time

30:49

29:11

Attendance

14,315

Time

3:43

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Boise St., McNichols 22-122, K. Young 9-87, Sperbeck 1-11, Williams-Rhodes 1-9, Rypien 1-4, Stuart 1-2, Team 2-(minus 3). UNLV, Whitely 6-29, Campbell 9-29, Decker 3-16, Thomas 5-14, Criswell 1-13, Team 1-(minus 1).

PASSING — Boise St., Rypien 35-52-0-469, Sperbeck 1-1-0-4. UNLV, Decker 29-50-2-357, Presley 1-1-0-30.

RECEIVING — Boise St., Sperbeck 10-163, Anderson 7-106, Williams-Rhodes 7-48, Huff 2-30, Roh 2-28, Modster 2-22, McNichols 2-20, Hardee 1-44, Lucero 1-4, Richardson 1-4, Rypien 1-4. UNLV, Boyd 10-116, Criswell 6-105, Price 6-58, Kend.Keys 3-72, Phillips 2-13, Presley 1-13, Thomas 1-9, Whitely 1-1.

BSU TACKLES-INTERCEPTIONS — Moxey 9-0, Martarano 8-0, Vander Esch 6-0, Gray 5-0, Thompson 4-1, Ford 4-1.

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