Love delivers for Utah State in 59-28 win over UNLV
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.
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.
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.
Max Gilliam threw for 250 yards and three TDs for the Runnin’ Rebels (2-4, 0-2).