Boxscore
Minnesota 30, UNLV 27
Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:00 PM
Location - Sam Boyd Stadium
Attendance - 16013

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Minnesota 0 7 0 6 17 30
UNLV 3 0 7 3 14 27

Recap


Minnesota 30, UNLV 27 (3 OT):
Derrick Wells' interception in the third overtime preceded Jordan Wettstein's 32-yard field goal, which lifted the visiting Golden Gophers over the Rebels.

Wettstein’s boot split the center of the uprights and came after UNLV failed to score on its third possession when Wells intercepted Rebels quarterback Nick Sherry for the second time.

UNLV’s Nolan Kohorst booted a 35-yard field goal with 2:46 left in regulation to tie the score at 13 and the two teams traded touchdowns in the first two extra sessions.

Tim Cornett, who rushed for 126 yards, scored on an 18-yard run during the first overtime possession for UNLV, but Minnesota answered with MarQueis Gray connecting on a 10-yard scoring pass to John Rabe.

The Golden Gophers had the ball first in the second overtime and Gray tossed a 25-yard scoring pass to Rabe on the first play. UNLV knotted the score when Sherry hit Devante Davis from 6 yards out on a fourth-down pass.

Only 10 total points were scored in the first 40-plus minutes and UNLV took a 10-7 lead late in the third quarter on Cornett’s 1-yard plunge.

Wettstein hit a tying 32-yard field goal with 8:55 left and kicked a 21-yarder with 5:40 remaining to put Minnesota ahead.

James Gillum dashed up the middle for a 16-yard touchdown run with 9:26 left in the second quarter as the Golden Gophers took a 7-3 halftime lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The loss dropped third-year coach Bobby Hauck’s record to 4-23 since he took over at UNLV. … The road victory was the first for Minnesota second-year coach Jerry Kill. … Sherry joins Jon Denton (1996) and Travis Dixon (2007) as the only UNLV freshman quarterbacks to start a season opener. Sherry was intercepted three times. … Minnesota players wore a GT51 decal on their uniforms in honor of LB Gary Tinsley, who died in April at age 22 because of an enlarged heart.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:13
UNLV   FG  UNLV 3 - Minnesota 0
2nd Quarter - 9:26
Minnesota   TD  UNLV 3 - Minnesota 7
3rd Quarter - 1:52
UNLV   TD  UNLV 10 - Minnesota 7
4th Quarter - 8:55
Minnesota   FG  UNLV 10 - Minnesota 10
4th Quarter - 5:40
Minnesota   FG  UNLV 10 - Minnesota 13
4th Quarter - 2:46
UNLV   FG  UNLV 13 - Minnesota 13
OT - 0:00
UNLV   TD  UNLV 20 - Minnesota 13
OT - 0:00
Minnesota   TD  UNLV 20 - Minnesota 20
OT - 0:00
Minnesota   TD  UNLV 20 - Minnesota 27
OT - 0:00
UNLV   TD  UNLV 27 - Minnesota 27
OT - 0:00
Minnesota   FG  UNLV 27 - Minnesota 30
TEAMS

Team Records

  Minnesota UNLV
W/L 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Minnesota UNLV
Score 30 27
First Downs 22 18
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-15
20%
6-for-17
35%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 478 275
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 46-209 37-159
Average/Rush 4.5 4.3
Passing
Comp-Att 17-30 16-35
Passing Yards 269 116
Average/Pass Play 8.7 3.1
Penalties-Yards 11-86 7-54
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 3
Time of Possession 32:59 27:01

PLAYER STATS

Minnesota (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Gray 17/30 269 2 1
UNLV (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Sherry 16/35 116 1 3
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Kirkwood 13 81 6.2 0
M. Gray 17 68 4.0 0
J. Gillum 14 51 3.6 1
D. Wright 1 7 7.0 0
J. Harbison 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Cornett 25 127 5.1 2
B. Randle 10 45 4.5 0
N. Sherry 2 -13 -6.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Barker 3 101 33.7 0
D. Crawford-Tufts 4 49 12.2 0
J. Rabe 2 35 17.5 2
D. Engel 1 33 33.0 0
K. Maye 3 23 7.7 0
D. Kirkwood 1 8 8.0 0
A. McDonald 1 7 7.0 0
I. Fruechte 1 7 7.0 0
M. Jones 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Sullivan 5 53 10.6 0
D. Davis 5 27 5.4 1
T. Spencer 3 17 5.7 0
A. Williams 1 10 10.0 0
T. Barnhill 2 9 4.5 0
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