UNLV unveiled new all-gray uniforms and a new helmet design that included the Fremont Cannon on it for Saturday’s annual showdown with in-state rival Nevada.
So far the new look has been a success.
The Rebels, who have dropped seven in a row to the Wolf Pack in the Battle for the Fremont Cannon, have dominated the first 30 minutes en route to a 31-14 lead.
UNLV (1-5, 1-0) has already amassed 325 yards in total offense, including 175 yards rushing. Quite an improvement from 2011 when the Rebels finished with a total of 110 total yards in a 37-0 loss to the Wolf Pack.
Junior Tim Cornett has led the way with 108 yards rushing on 14 carries, including a 8-yard touchdown run that gave UNLV a quick 7-0 lead.
Bradley Randle added touchdown runs of 32 and 2 yards, and quarterback Nick Sherry, who completed 13 of 22 passes for 150 yards, also scored on a two-yard run.
The Rebels also got a 42-yard field goal from Nolan Kohorst to end the half.
Nevada (5-1, 2-0), playing without starting quarterback Cody Fajardo (back), got a pair of touchdown runs from Stefphon Jefferson.