NCAAF Game Recap - UNLV at Vanderbilt
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

UNLV 34, Vanderbilt 10

Oct 12, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

UNLV (2-4)

7

17

0

10

34

Vanderbilt (1-5)

7

3

0

0

10

Oblad, Magyar lead UNLV over Vanderbilt 34-10
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:16 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Known more for their running, the Rebels used a big pass play en route to an upset victory over Vanderbilt.

Kenyon Oblad threw for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Chad Magyar rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown and UNLV beat Vanderbilt 34-10 on Saturday.

UNLV (2-4) snapped a four-game losing streak, earning its first-ever road win against an SEC opponent. Mountain West schools are 3-2 this season against SEC opponents. It was the first-ever matchup between the schools.

"Obviously really excited for that locker room," UNLV coach Tony Sanchez said. "Those kids worked extremely hard, from spring ball through camp through the duration of the season, and things have not started the way we wanted them to this year. These guys show up every day, they've got a great attitude, there's never moping around."

Vanderbilt (1-5) couldn't generate much after their first drive of the game against the Rebels. The Rebels scored on their first four drives of the first half, with the three drives that resulted in touchdowns all going in excess of 70 yards.

"For us, it's been explosive plays given up, man, that's really let games sort of get away," Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said. "I thought second half, defense played harder, a little better. We had our fair share of opportunities, but didn't capitalize on any of them. You know, then games start to get away."

Oblad, a redshirt freshman, was efficient in the opening half, and connected on 5 of 7 seven pass attempts. Two of the completions were for touchdowns, including a 63-yard pass to Randal Grimes early in the second quarter.

It was a play the Rebels have worked on in practice, but the first time they had a chance to use it in a game, Oblad said.

"He's been doing a great job, throwing the ball, reading his keys and everything like that and being a smart guy overall," Grimes said of Oblad.

The only drive the Rebels failed to score on in the first half was their final one which began with less than two minutes remaining in the half. UNLV ran the ball three times to take a 24-10 lead into the locker room at halftime.

"We're still working, just working," Vanderbilt defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo said.

Vanderbilt had a strong start, taking a 7-0 lead after an impressive 8-play, 76-yard opening drive that concluded with a 4-yard Ke'Shawn Vaughn touchdown run.

Vaughn was the lone bright spot for the Commodores, rushing for 140 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown.

Following their first drive, the Commodores struggled to generate much offensively. Starting quarterback Riley Neal was replaced by Deuce Wallace for a couple of drives before returning late in the second quarter.

A pair of Neal second half turnovers on back-to-back drives doomed any chances the Commodores had of mounting a comeback.

"Coach Sanchez had told us a few weeks ago just to play free and just let it loose," Rebels linebacker Javin White said. "I feel like today we just let it loose. Like we had no worries, just go play football, and that's the best thing about - at the end of the day it's just football."

White intercepted a Neal pass and made seven tackles in the game.

Rebels running back Charles Williams entered Saturday 17th in FBS in rushing, averaging 105.8 yards rushing per game. He rushed for 69 yards on 24 attempts and a touchdown.

THE TAKEAWAY

UNLV:

Quarterback Kenyon Oblad led a balanced Rebels attack. Thanks to a solid running game from Charles Williams and Chad Magyar, Oblad was not called upon often, but when a pass was needed, he was able to spread the ball around to his backs and receivers. Oblad's big strike was a 63-yard touchdown pass to Randal Grimes in the second quarter, a career long for the redshirt freshman quarterback.

"It was beautiful," Rebels coach Tony Sanchez said. "We hadn't seen that all year, so that was fantastic."

Vanderbilt:

Losing to UNLV damaged Vanderbilt's already slim chances of making a second-straight bowl game appearance under coach Derek Mason. The Commodores are 1-5 overall and all but one of their remaining six games are against fellow SEC opponents. Three of their remaining SEC games are on the road, including trips to South Carolina and Florida.

The Commodores have struggled on both sides of the ball all season, with ineffective play at quarterback and a defense that is allowing over 200 yards on the ground to their opponents.

Neal, a graduate transfer is new to the Vanderbilt offense this season.

"These are the same things that we've talked about before, so what we have to do is make sure that we continue to put those guys in a position to try to help this team," Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said. "We know we can run the football. We've got to find the guy who can help us manage the game better and then make plays in critical situations because right now we just don't have a quarterback that can make a critical play in a critical situation for us."

UP NEXT

UNLV: Visits Fresno State on Oct. 18.

Vanderbilt: Hosts Missouri on Oct. 19.

Passing

UNLV Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Oblad 16 11 68.8 2 172 63 0 143.8
Vand Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Neal 25 11 44.0 0 104 53 1 39.4
D. Wallace 16 5 31.3 0 36 16 0 40.6

Rushing

UNLV Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Magyar 22 116 5.3 26 1
C. Williams 24 69 2.9 9 1
Vand Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Wallace 1 0 0.0 0 0
K. Vaughn 15 140 9.3 43 1

Receiving

UNLV Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Grimes 3 76 25.3 63 1
N. Bean 4 45 11.3 19 1
Vand Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Vaughn 1 53 53.0 53 0
J. Bostic 4 36 9.0 16 0

Fumbles

UNLV F FL
K. Oblad 1 1
Vand F FL
R. Neal 1 1

Returning

UNLV KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Collins 1 21.0 0 21 0 - 0 0
Vand KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Shelton-Mosley 6 23.2 0 40 1 14.0 0 14

Punting

UNLV Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Hicken 2 75 37.5 39
Vand Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Smith 2 58 29.0 32

Takeaways

UNLV Int Yds InTD
J. White 1 44 0

Team Stats Comparison

UNLV Vand
Points For 34 10
Total Yards 378 306
Rushing Yards 206 166
Passing Yards 172 140
Passing Completions / Attempts 11/16 16/41
Turnovers 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 1/1
First Downs 21 12
Penalties - Yards 3/25 3/38
Time Of Possession 27:27 33:33
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/13 6/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/3 0/4
Punts - Average Yards 2/38 2/29

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UNLV Vand
Vand 2:50 TD Ke'Shawn Vaughn 4 yd run (Ryley Guay kick) 0 7
UNLV 9:15 TD Charles Williams 5 yd run (Daniel Gutierrez kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter UNLV Vand
UNLV 0:08 FG Daniel Gutierrez 44 yd FG 10 7
UNLV 2:55 TD Randal Grimes 63 yd pass from Kenyon Oblad (Daniel Gutierrez kick) 17 7
Vand 5:32 FG Ryley Guay 48 yd FG 17 10
UNLV 11:21 TD Noah Bean 5 yd pass from Kenyon Oblad (Daniel Gutierrez kick) 24 10
3rd Quarter UNLV Vand
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter UNLV Vand
UNLV 0:04 FG Daniel Gutierrez 29 yd FG 27 10
UNLV 4:16 TD Chad Magyar 14 yd run (Daniel Gutierrez kick) 34 10

Game Information

Stadium: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 20,048
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