Scores

Final

UNLV 27

(2-2, 0-1 MW)

Wyoming 30

(2-2, 1-0 MW)

3:00 PM ET, September 26, 2009

War Memorial Stadium, LARAMIE, WY

1 2 3 4 T
UNLV 7 6 7 727
WYO 3 10 7 1030

Top Performers

Passing: A. Carta-Samuels (VAN) - 234 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Trotter (UNLV) - 17 CAR, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Wolfe (UNLV) - 8 REC, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Wyoming 30, UNLV 27

Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Austyn Carta-Samuels went 24 of 37 and threw three touchdown passes in his first start to help Wyoming beat UNLV 30-27 in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.

A true freshman, Carta-Samuels led the Cowboys (2-2, 1-0 Mountain West) on two key scoring drives in the fourth quarter, and cornerback Tashaun Gipson picked off Rebel quarterback Omar Clayton twice in the second half to lead the Wyoming defense.

UNLV (2-2, 0-1) had a chance to tie the game with a field goal with 1:19 remaining, but fumbled the snap and Wyoming's Corey Orth recovered the ball at the Cowboys' 38-yard line.

Gabe Knapton made 17 tackles. Clayton went 26 of 43 for the Rebels, who dropped their 20th straight conference road game. Starr Fuimaono led the UNLV defense with 11 tackles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNLV
WYO
1st Downs2619
Total Yards386357
Passing260248
Rushing126109
Penalties4-406-50
3rd Down Conversions10-177-17
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers40
Possession31:1928:41

Passing Leaders

UNLVC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Clayton26/432606.012
WyomingC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carta-Samuels24/372346.330

Rushing Leaders

UNLVCARYDSAVGTDLG
Trotter17905.3127
Cox4328.0027
WyomingCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander12423.5010
Carta-Samuels12342.8019

Receiving Leaders

UNLVRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wolfe89612.0118
Johnson55310.6018
WyomingRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leonard68914.8134
Arnold5397.8014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNLVWYO
FG12:56Ian Watts 29 Yd 03
TD03:13Channing Trotter 18 Yd Run (Kyle Watson Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERUNLVWYO
FG13:48Ian Watts 22 Yd 76
FG08:34Kyle Watson 28 Yd 106
FG05:45Kyle Watson 26 Yd 136
TD02:48Brandon Stewart 19 Yd Pass From Austyn Carta-Samuels (Ian Watts Kick) 1313
THIRD QUARTERUNLVWYO
TD03:49Mike Clausen 1 Yd Run (Kyle Watson Kick) 2013
TD01:29David Leonard 34 Yd Pass From Austyn Carta-Samuels (Ian Watts Kick) 2020
FOURTH QUARTERUNLVWYO
TD11:28Ryan Wolfe 18 Yd Pass From Omar Clayton (Kyle Watson Kick) 2720
TD08:16Travis Burkhalter 15 Yd Pass From Austyn Carta-Samuels (Ian Watts Kick) 2727
FG04:21Ian Watts 28 Yd 2730