The UNLV sideline celebrates their victory against Nevada in the final seconds during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. UNLV defeated Nevada 27-22. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
RENO, NV (AP) -
Caleb Herring passed for 335 yards and three touchdowns and UNLV defeated upstate rival Nevada 27-22 on Saturday.
Tim Cornett rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and Devante Davis had eight catches for 121 yards for the Rebels (5-3 overall, 3-1 Mountain West Conference).
Herring completed 29 of 42 passes and his 11-yard strike to Davis with 5:54 left in the game put the Rebels up 27-16.
Cody Fajardo passed for 357 yards and two touchdowns (3-5 overall, 2-3 MWC). His 11-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Bradley pulled Nevada to within 27-22 with 3:25 to play.
Nevada forced UNLV to punt, but the Wolf Pack could not convert a fourth-and-4 play with 1:28 left and UNLV ran out the clock.
The victory gave the Rebels possession of the Fremont Cannon - the most expensive trophy in college football - for the first time since 2004.
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