Ranking Every Game of the Mike Bobo Era: #18 2015 UNLV

  • Final Score: Colorado State 49, UNLV 35
  • Line: Colorado State -7.5
  • Venue: Hughes Stadium

No offense to our Runnin’ Rebel friends, but wins against their crap football teams don’t really move the needle. Rams are 17-6-1 all time against UNLV and the only real stand out game in the series that I can think of is the 2002 game where the Rams were 16th in the country and lost their season finale to a mediocre UNLV squad. Some point to that game as the moment Coach Sonny Lubick lost his mojo.

The 2015 version of Runnin’ Rebel football was 3-9 with wins over Hawaii, Nevada, and Idaho State- the pride of Pocatello. Their coach only had high school experience and outside of running back Lexington Thomas and receiver Devonte Boyd, they didn’t have much going for them.

The Rams got a stellar game from Dalyn Dawkins, who was finally cementing himself as the RB1 at this point and setting himself up for big junior and senior seasons. Rashard Higgins had 3 TD’s and not much else going on for the Rams.

They blocked a kick, which was cool:

Honestly, I have nothing interesting to say about this game.

The Rebs kept this one close going into the 4th quarter, only down 35-28 to the favored Rams. CSU went up 14 after scoring on their first drive of the 4th quarter.

The game was over when… after a Dalyn Dawkins fumble, the Rebels had the ball on the Ram 30 yard line, down two touchdowns. Only 6:32 left in the game, so they needed a score here. Instead, they gave up a sack, two incomplete passes, and then came up short on 4th down. Game over!

Behind Enemy Lines:

The Rebels were still in the honeymoon phase with their new high school coach, so there was zero salt from their fans online.

Damn it, that’s no fun! We have two more wins against UNLV coming up soon, so it will be fun to see the fan’s attitude toward the coach deteriorate.

Hardly any video evidence of this game still exists online, hence the lack of GIFs, here’s some highlights:

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