Cowboys Rally to Down Rebels, 29-24

Oct. 27, 2007

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Devin Moore rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown as Wyoming overcame UNLV in the fourth quarter for a 29-24 win Saturday.

The Cowboys (5-3, 2-2 Mountain West Conference) grabbed the lead and final score when Wade Betschart caught a 3-yard pass from Karsten Sween for a touchdown with 5:42 left.

A 2-point attempt failed, but the Rebels (2-7, 1-4) never got back within scoring range.

In the third quarter, Sween connected with David Leonard on a 21-yard passing play to put Wyoming just two points behind UNLV, 17-15. Sween failed to run in a 2-pointer, but Moore had his 1-yard touchdown run for a 23-17 Cowboys lead early in the fourth.

Cowboy sophomore defensive end Mitch Unrein pressures UNLV quarterback Omar Clayton.

UNLV quarterback Omar Clayton responded with a 1-yard touchdown run of his own and the Rebels briefly led, 24-23, until Betschart's reception a few minutes later.

Sween replaced Ian Hetrick at quarterback in the second quarter, but threw an interception on his second pass attempt. Sween also was intercepted in the third quarter, and that time Beau Bell returned the ball 11 yards for a touchdown and a 17-9 Rebels lead.

Still, Sween managed to finish 8 of 17 for 92 yards. Clayton was 21 of 39 for 223 yards.

UNLV took a 10-9 lead in the second quarter on a 47-yard field goal by Sergio Aguayo and a 22-yard reception by Casey Flair.

Wyoming got ahead 9-0 in the first quarter on three field goals of 37, 33 and 44 yards, all of them kicked by Billy Vinnedge.