Going into the season, the expectations for UNLV football were mixed.
On the one hand, they were coming off a disappointing 2–10 season.
On the other hand, many new transfers were coming in.
The season started strong. They were 3–1, with their only loss being a challenging game at Cal. At one point, they even looked like legitimate Mountain West contenders. After Friday’s game, not soo much.
UNLV Vs. San Jose State
San Jose State’s performance against UNLV can be summed up in one word, dominate.
The stats were ugly; San Jose State won the total yardage battle 213 to 433. They also held UNLV’s formidable rushing attack to just 52 yards.
It felt like a night where nothing went right for the Rebels. Doug Brumfield, the Rebels do everything QB, went down early in the second quarter with a head injury.
This loss was tough. Coming into the game, UNLV was hoping to show that they were contenders for the conference title. Now, that seems not to be the case.
But it’s not all bad. Doug Brumfield is hurt but not out for the season.
“He got tackled to the ground with his head, so we’ve got to see. We’ve got to see what the medical professionals say. We’ll see how he responds.”-Marcus Arroyo
The Rebels are still 2–1 in conference and 4–2 overall. They have plenty of games left to improve and show that they are a team headed in the right direction.
Next week UNLV will play against a solid Air Force team in another Mountain West clash.
Date and time:
October 15th at 7:30 pm