Nov. 6, 2004
LAS VEGAS (AP) - J.J. Raterinks 25-yard pass to JovonBouknight in the third overtime gave Wyoming a 53-45 victory over UNLV Saturdaynight.
Raterink was 22-of-36 for 227 yards and threw four touchdown passes as UNLVfailed to score after the Cowboys scored eight points in the final overtimedrive.
Bouknight had five receptions for 121 yards and one touchdown.
Ivan Harrisons 1-yard run for Wyoming (6-3, 3-2 Mountain West Conference)with 2:11 left in regulation tied the game at 31-31 after UNLV rallied for 17unanswered points to take the lead.
Harrison, who had a 20-yard touchdown run in the first overtime, rushed for72 yards on 24 carries.
Dominique Dorseys 12-yard touchdown run capped the fourth-quarter comebackand gave the Rebels a 31-24 lead with 4:18 left in the game.
Dorsey rushed for 181 yards on 34 carries for UNLV (2-7, 1-4).
This was the final home game for UNLV coach John Robinson, who is retiringafter six seasons with the Rebels.
Also for the Rebels, Shane Steichen was 20-of-34 for 223 yards passing withfour touchdowns. Steichen filled in for starter Kurt Nantkes, who was not withthe team because of family issues.
Wide receiver Earvin Johnson caught eight passes for 107 yards and twotouchdowns for UNLV.
UNLV was penalized 22 times for 167 yards, while the Cowboys had just fourpenalties for 50 yards.
The Rebels rushed for 210 yards to the Cowboys' 83.