Higgins' 3 TDs help Colorado State top UNLV 49-35

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Rashard Higgins caught three touchdown passes, Dalyn Dawkins rushed for 151 yards, and Colorado State utilized a balanced offensive attack in its 49-28 win over UNLV on Saturday night.

Higgins, who caught scores of 9, 8, and 4 yards for Colorado State (5-5, 3-3 Mountain West), recorded the second three-touchdown game of his career.

The Rams passed for 209 yards and rushed for 325, averaging 11.4 yards per pass and 7.1 yards per carry. Nick Stevens finished 13-of-19 passing for 209 yards and four touchdowns.

Kendal Keys caught six balls for 87 yards and three scores for UNLV (3-7, 2-4). Kurt Palandech relieved Blake Decker near the end of the second quarter and finished 9 of 24 for 154 yards and a touchdown. Decker was 13 of 19 for 176 yards and two TD passes.

The teams combined for 1,036 yards of offense and 48 first downs.

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