Thursday September 18th, 2014

UNLV Rebels vs. Houston Cougars

The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (1-2) travel to TDECU Stadium to visit the Houston Cougars (1-2) on Saturday night. UNLV sustained a 48-34 loss at home to Northern Illinois last week, while Houston lost to No. 25 BYU on Sept. 11, 33-25. Last season, Houston tallied a 8-4 record before losing to Vanderbilt in the BBVA Compass Bowl. UNLV finished last year with a 7-5 regular season record, going on to lose to North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. This is the third all-time meeting between the Rebels and Cougars, with Houston taking the two previous games. The last meeting was a 37-9 Houston victory in 1990.

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: ESPN3

Radio: For a list of Houston affiliates, click here. For a list of UNLV affiliates, click here.

Game Facts

Houston facts

This will be Houston’s third game in the new TDECU Stadium, where they are 1-1 with a loss to UTSA and a win over Grambling.

The Cougars rank second in the nation with 10 takeaways.

Houston has a takeaway in 26 straight games.

Since 2006, no team in FBS has more total offense than the Cougars’ 54,329 yards.

Houston quarterback John O’Korn led FBS true freshmen in 2013 with 28 touchdown passes.

UNLV facts

UNLV rallied from a 23-point deficit to tie the game last week before Northern Illinois scored the last 14 points to win the game.

Blake Decker is the ninth different UNLV quarterback to start the season opener in the last 11 seasons.

Senior Devante Davis and true freshman Devonte Boyd each had 100 and 102 receiving yards, respectively, in UNLV’s season-opening loss at Arizona.

The Rebels’ last win in Texas was in 1999, when they beat Baylor 27-24 with the “Wonder of Waco,” a 100-yard fumble return on the final play of the game.

UNLV scored a safety last week when Northern Illinois was called for a chop block in the end zone. It was UNLV’s first safety since 2003.

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