Love delivers for Utah State in 59-28 win over UNLV
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — 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.
Max Gilliam threw for 250 yards and three TDs for the Runnin’ Rebels (2-4, 0-2).
Utah State piled up 598 yards of offense.