Jordan Love passed for 322 yards and five touchdowns, including four in a dominant first half, and Utah State rolled to a 59-28 victory over UNLV in Mountain West Conference play on Saturday.

Utah State wide receiver Jalen Greene (21) catches a pass next to UNLV defensive back Myles Plummer during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

After Lexington Thomas’ 1-yard TD plunged staked UNLV to an early 7-0 lead, Love took over. He connected with Jordan Nathan for a 24-yard TD to knot the score and gave the Aggies (5-1, 2-0) a lead they wouldn’t relinquish with an 80-yard scoring strike to Jalen Greene. Love sandwiched TD passes of 26 yards to Savon Scarver and 7 yards to Ron’quavion Tarver around Baron Gajkowski 16-yard return of a blocked punt and Darwin Thompson’s 7-yard TD run for a 42-7 halftime lead. Love threw just three passes in the third quarter, including his final TD toss — a 29-yarder to Tarver — before sitting out the rest of the game.

Utah State wide receiver Jalen Greene (21) runs down the field for an 80-yard touchdown as UNLV defensive back Alex Perry (4) trails during an NCAA football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)
Utah State’s Baron Gajkowski (15) returns a blocked punt 16 yards for a touchdown against UNLV during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

Dominik Eberle booted a 24-yard field goal and Henry Colombi added a 37-yard TD run to cap the scoring for the Aggies. Greene finished with five catches for 132 yards.

Utah State safety Jontrell Rocquemore (3) intercepts a pass intended for UNLV wide receiver Brandon Presley (80) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)
UNLV’s Hayes Hicken (19) has hit punt blocked by Utah State’s Deven Thompkins (19) during an NCAA collegefootball game, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

Max Gilliam threw for 250 yards and three TDs for the Runnin’ Rebels (2-4, 0-2).

UNLV running back Charles Williams (8) carries the ball as Utah State defensive end Devon Anderson (91) reaches for him during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)
Utah State running back Darwin Thompson (5) carries the ball for a 7-yard touchdown, next to UNLV defensive back Evan Austrie (17) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

Utah State piled up 598 yards of offense.

Source: The Associated Press

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