FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Shaquil Barrett and Shaq Bell returned turnovers for touchdowns as Colorado State beat mistake-prone UNLV 33-11 on Saturday night.
Barrett ran back an interception and Bell brought back a fumble for a score, two of the four mistakes forced by Colorado State (3-7, 2-4 Mountain West). Donnell Alexander ran for a career-high 139 yards, his second straight 100-yard game, and two touchdowns.
The Rams had lost seven of eight.
Tim Cornett ran for 102 yards on 20 carries for UNLV (2-9, 2-4). Cornett became the first Rebel to have eight 100-yard games in a season since Icky Woods did it in 1987. Nick Sherry was 12 of 30 passing for 139 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
The Rebels haven't won at Hughes Stadium since Nov. 20, 2002, and extended their road losing streak to 21 games. They failed to win back-to-back games for the first time since 2008.
Scoring SummaryColorado State: Shaquil Barrett 49 yd interception return (Jared Roberts kick)Colorado State: Shaq Bell 30 yd fumble return (Jared Roberts kick)Colorado State: Donnell Alexander 10 yd run (Jared Roberts kick)Colorado State: Jared Roberts 49 yd FGColorado State: Jared Roberts 32 yd FGUNLV: Max Johnson 1 yd pass from Nick Sherry (Anthony Williams 2pt pass from Nick Sherry)Colorado State: Donnell Alexander 14 yd run (missed kick)UNLV: Nolan Kohorst 33 yd FGTeam Statistics Colorado StateUNLVTOTAL FIRST DOWNS1814TOTAL NET YARDS340219Total Plays6763Average Gain5.13.5NET YARDS RUSHING23198Rushes4029Average per rush5.83.4NET YARDS PASSING109121Completions-attempted16-2714-34Sacked12Yards Lost-9-8TOTAL TURNOVERS14Interceptions12Fumbles Lost02OTHER Penalties42Penalty Yards3415Time of Possesion34:4525:15Punts66Punt Average32.6745.67Return Yards55174PassingColorado StateCMPATTYDSTDINTYDS/ATT Conner Smith1627109014.0UNLVCMPATTYDSTDINTYDS/ATT Nick Sherry123088122.9Caleb Herring2433008.3RushingColorado StateATTYDSTDAVG Donnell Alexander2113926.6Chris Nwoke146604.7Joe Hansley130030.0Joe Brown3501.7Conner Smith1-90-9.0UNLVATTYDSTDAVG Tim Cornett2010205.1Bradley Randle3501.7Nick Sherry4100.3Caleb Herring1-20-2.0Marcus Sullivan1-80-8.0ReceivingColorado StateATTYDSTDAVG Lou Greenwood32107.0 Charles Lovett3602.0 Marquise Law221010.5 Kivon Cartwright21005.0 Donnell Alexander2804.0 Joe Hansley118018.0 Thomas Coffman114014.0 Chris Nwoke1707.0 Crockett Gillmore1404.0 UNLVATTYDSTDAVG Tim Cornett42105.3 Jake Phillips241020.5 Devante Davis235017.5 Caleb Herring2-10-0.5 Marcus Sullivan110010.0 Trey Mays1707.0 Anthony Williams1707.0 Max Johnson1111.0