Five receivers and two tight ends have caught passes for UNLV in its first two games, and junior Darren Woods Jr. and freshman Tyleek Collins lead the team with three receptions each.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Anderson returned to the football beat in 2017 and still covers men’s basketball. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
Prairie View A&M running back Dawonya Tucker has rushed for more than 200 yards in each of the past two football games. UNLV plays the Panthers at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
New Jersey point guard Josh Pierre-Louis committed to UNLV’s basketball team on Sunday. That could complete the Rebels’ 2018-19 recruiting class.
The Rebels rushed for 277 yards by halftime against Texas-El Paso on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV ran for 308 yards last week at Southern California.
UNLV has a recent history of not playing well against lesser foes, and the Rebels welcome Texas-El Paso and Prairie View A&M the next two Saturdays. The Rebels need to make a statement in both football games.
The NCAA ruled last week that UNLV sophomore cornerback Alex Perry, who transferred from Arizona State, could play this season.
UNLV rushed for 308 yards at Southern California on Saturday. But the Rebels face a Texas-El Paso run defense that gave up just 107 yards to Northern Arizona.
UNLV football notes: Running back Lexington Thomas overcame an early fumble with a 136-yard performance. Also, Southern California quarterback JT Daniels had an impressive debut.