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UNLV takes down WIU 38-7

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  • UNLV lineman Sonny Sanitoa sacks Western Illinois quarterback Trenton Norvell in the first quarter of Saturday night's game in Las Vegas.

      UNLV lineman Sonny Sanitoa sacks Western Illinois quarterback Trenton Norvell in the first quarter of Saturday night's game in Las Vegas.
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Caleb Herring threw for 140 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another 57 to lead UNLV to a 38-7 win over Western Illinois Saturday night.

The UNLV Rebels (2-2) scored the second time they had the ball as Tim Cornett capped a 46-yard drive with a 3-yard run for the score.

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The Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-2) came right back with a 10-play drive to UNLV's 20 but could not convert on fourth down.

Herring threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jake Phillips to give the Rebels a 17-0 halftime lead.

UNLV added two more touchdowns in the third as Cornett ran for a 42-yard score and Adonis Smith plunged in from 4 yards out, giving the Rebels a comfortable 31-0 lead.

Trenton Norvell hit Joey Borsellino with an 11-yard scoring strike in the third quarter for the Leathernecks only score.

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