NCAAF Game Recap - Boise State at UNLV
Sat Oct 5, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

UGA
43
Tenn
14
F
MSU
10
OHSt
34
F
UtSt
6
LSU
42
F
Okla
45
Kans
20
F
Aub
13
Fla
24
F
Kent
0
Wisc
48
F
BGSU
0
ND
52
F
Tex
42
WVU
31
F
Purd
7
PSU
35
F
Cal
7
Oreg
17
F
Iowa
3
Mich
10
F
Wash
13
Stan
23
F
Boise
38
UNLV
13
F
UCF
24
Cin
27
F
OkSt
35
TxTch
45
F
Tuls
37
SMU
43
F(2OT)
GaSo
20
SoAl
17
F(1OT)
Temp
27
ECU
17
F
NM
21
SJSU
32
F
SoFL
48
UConn
22
F
MD
48
Rut
7
F
Tul
42
Army
33
F
BC
39
Lou
41
F
TCU
24
IASt
49
F
E Mi
16
C Mi
42
F
Ball
27
NIU
20
F
WestMI
24
Toled
31
F
ArkSt
38
GASt
52
F
Ohio
21
Buff
20
F OT
Ill
17
Minn
40
F
Marsh
13
MidTN
24
F
Bayl
31
K St
12
F
AF
25
Navy
34
F
VaTec
42
MiaFL
35
F
Mem
52
ULMon
33
F
NW
10
Neb
13
F
Troy
10
Mizzu
42
F
UNC
38
GATec
22
F
Ariz
35
Colo
30
F
W Ky
20
OD
3
F
Rice
20
UAB
35
F
UMass
0
FLInt
44
F
Vand
6
Miss
31
F
UTSA
26
UTEP
16
F
Lib
20
NMSt
13
F
Pitt
33
Duke
30
F
OreSt
48
UCLA
31
F
SDSU
24
ColSt
10
F

Boise State 38, UNLV 13

Oct 5, 2019, 10:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(16) Boise State (5-0)

7

10

7

14

38

UNLV (1-4)

0

0

7

6

13

Bachmeier leads No. 16 Boise State past UNLV 38-13
Sun Oct 6, 2019 4:34 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) Boise State was looking for a fast start against UNLV, especially coming off a bye week.

And, while second-half defense had been the key to the No. 16 Broncos' previous four wins, their first-half defensive work was near perfect Saturday.

Hank Bachmeier threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns and Boise State rode a strong defensive effort to a 38-13 win over UNLV.

"The whole mindset coming off the bye was how are we going to start fast," said Boise State coach Bryan Harsin, whose team led 17-0 at halftime. "What's our mindset Friday, Saturday night, our guys came ready to play. It was a really solid defensive performance."

Khalil Shaker caught seven passes for 111 yards and a TD, John Hightower had four catches for 105 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown reception that make it 14-0 with 13:38 left until halftime.

"They just called the play and I went on the go route," Hightower said. "As I play my part, as they come up, as they call my play. I just do what I can."

Shaker's touchdown came on a pass from backup Chase Cord, a 24-yard hookup with 5:31 left in the game.

Boise State (5-0, 2-0 Mountain West) is having a good week in its quest for a Group of Five bowl berth. On Friday night, the Broncos' closest competitor for that spot, No. 18 UCF (4-2), lost at Cincinnati 27-24.

Bachmeier opened the scoring with 11:33 left in the first quarter, finding Garrett Collingham on the right side for a 2-yard scamper through a tackler.

Boise State added in a 52-yard field goal from Joel Velazquez to make it 17-0 on the final play of the first half. A Bachmeier-to-Shakir pass that covered 26 yards set up the field goal.

The Broncos increased their lead to 24-0 with 6:40 left in the third as Akilian Butler, on a reverse, scored on a 23-yard run around the right side.

UNLV's Kenyon Oblad, a redshirt freshman quarterback, made his first career start in place of Armani Rogers, who sprained a knee in last week's 53-17 loss at Wyoming.

Oblad was 24 for 55 for 262 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Rebels (1-4, 0-2). He had one interception.

"There's going to be a game where you will see both of them," UNLV coach Tony Sanchez said. "As the game went on, we did some good things. We didn't get pushed around tonight."

WEAVER LEADS MWC

Defensively, Curtis Weaver, a junior, is now the Mountain West Conference all-time sack leader. On Saturday, he had three sacks to take the lead, and has 29.5 in his career. The Broncos had five sacks overall.

"It's a blessing. I thank God every day, I thank our support system, my mom, my family," Weaver said who had many of his family in attendance. "We just kept attacking. They showed some looks."

GOOD, BAD, UGLY

Boise State has now given up 22 second-half points this season. After not allowing a point after halftime in their first three wins, the Broncos gave up nine in their win against Air Force in Boise 15 days earlier. On Saturday, Boise State was whistled for 130 yards of penalties.

"Our execution could have been better, penalties, not finishing at the end," Harsin said. "We'll address those. It's about where we're trying to go. Overall, big positives tonight on special teams, especially with Joel hitting a 52-yard (field goal)."

SO LONG ... HOME AWAY FROM HOME

The Broncos will miss Sam Boyd Stadium, which is in its final year due to the Rebels moving their home games to now being built Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the soon-to-be NFL's Las Vegas Raiders.

Since earning a berth in the Las Vegas Bowl in 2010, the Broncos are 7-0 at Sam Boyd. Boise is 3-0 against UNLV, and has defeated four different Pac-12 opponents in Las Vegas Bowls.

Boise State fans made up at least half the announced crowd of 24,681. It was UNLV's largest home crowd since 2015, against UCLA.

"We've got a great fanbase," Hightower said. "With all of them behind, it felt like a home game."

The Broncos are now 8-3 all-time against the Rebels.

UP NEXT

Boise State hosts Hawaii on Saturday.

UNLV travels to Vanderbilt on Saturday.

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Passing

Boise Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
H. Bachmeier 30 19 63.3 2 299 76 0 118.6
C. Cord 5 2 40.0 1 20 24 0 91.7
UNLV Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Oblad 55 24 43.6 2 262 33 1 62.8

Rushing

Boise Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
G. Holani 9 80 8.9 46 0
J. Hightower 2 51 25.5 35 0
UNLV Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Williams 11 57 5.2 29 0
C. Magyar 10 43 4.3 13 0

Receiving

Boise Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Shakir 7 111 15.9 26 1
J. Hightower 4 105 26.3 76 1
UNLV Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Woods Jr. 5 93 18.6 30 1
R. Grimes 5 57 11.4 19 0

Fumbles

Boise F FL
R. Mahone 1 1
UNLV F FL
K. Oblad 1 0
R. Grimes 1 0

Returning

Boise KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Williams 1 39.0 0 39 8 7.3 0 15
A. Butler 1 14.0 0 14 0 - 0 0
UNLV KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Gasser 1 12.0 0 12 2 0.0 0 1

Punting

Boise Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Velazquez 8 343 42.9 56
UNLV Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Hicken 10 437 43.7 51

Takeaways

Boise Int Yds InTD
K. Nawahine 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Boise UNLV
Points For 38 13
Total Yards 507 331
Rushing Yards 182 69
Passing Yards 325 262
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/36 24/55
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 3/0
First Downs 21 22
Penalties - Yards 10/130 5/55
Time Of Possession 21:21 39:39
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/13 4/19
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 1/5
Punts - Average Yards 8/43 10/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Boise UNLV
Boise 3:27 TD Garrett Collingham 2 yd pass from Hank Bachmeier (Eric Sachse kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter Boise UNLV
Boise 1:22 TD John Hightower 76 yd pass from Hank Bachmeier (Eric Sachse kick) 14 0
Boise 15:00 FG Joel Velazquez 52 yd FG 17 0
3rd Quarter Boise UNLV
Boise 8:20 TD Akilian Butler 23 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 24 0
UNLV 12:27 TD Mekhi Stevenson 11 yd pass from Kenyon Oblad (Daniel Gutierrez kick) 24 7
4th Quarter Boise UNLV
Boise 9:29 TD Khalil Shakir 24 yd pass from Chase Cord (Eric Sachse kick) 31 7
UNLV 13:37 TD Darren Woods Jr. 12 yd pass from Kenyon Oblad (missed kick) 31 13
Boise 13:53 TD Andrew Van Buren 6 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 38 13

Game Information

Stadium: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 24,681
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