Will the WSU vs UNLV Football Outcome Happen Again?

The UNLV Rebels lost yet again to the FCS Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 17-14 on Saturday.  Junior kicker Andy Wilder hit the game winning field goal with 12 seconds left. Making not only the Rebels second straight loss, the second loss losing by only three points, and the second straight year that the Rebels lost to a FCS school.

Rebel’s running back junior Tim Cornett rushed for another 100 yard game with 141 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown.  Quarterback freshman Nick Sherry had a much better day passing than last week going 16 of 29 with 239 yards.  Freshman tight end Jake Philips hauled in five passes for 69 yards.

Although the defense allowed less points this week, junior running back Zach Bauman ran for 103 yards on 20 carries and junior wide receiver Nick Cole had 101 receiving yards on five catches for the Lumberjacks.

This week the Rebels are playing the Washington State Cougars at Sam Boyd Stadium on Friday night. The game will be aired nationally on ESPN at six o’clock.  In the Cougar’s previous game, senior quarterback Jeff Tuel completed 20 of 26 passes with 171 yards as well as two touchdowns in a 24-20 victory over the Eagles of Eastern Washington.

In their last five meetings with the Cougars, the Rebels have never seen victory.  The last game being last year in Pullman, Washington, 59-7, when then quarterback Marshall Lobbestael threw for 361 yards and five touchdowns.

The question now… will history repeat itself?