AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Tim Cornett rushed for a career-high 220 yards and four touchdowns and UNLV became bowl eligible for the first time since 2000 with a 41-21 win over Air Force on Thursday night.
Cornett, UNLV's all-time leading rusher, crossed the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season while notching his 16th career 100-yard game. The Rebels (6-5, 4-3 Mountain West) defeated the Falcons (2-9, 0-7) for the second consecutive year, their first back-to-back wins over Air Force since 2000-01.
UNLV quarterback Caleb Herring added first-quarter touchdown runs of 1 yard and 6 yards to help the Rebels build a 27-0 lead.
Air Force cut UNLV's lead to 33-21 with 5:18 left in the third, but Cornett's 46-yard touchdown run with 2:03 remaining in the fourth put the game out of reach.
Anthony LaCoste led Air Force with 75 yards on 15 carries.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.