Run and Shoot: Go For Three

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Go For Three

LAS VEGAS, Nev.- An interesting couple of possessions by both teams. UNLV RB Robert Paulele 34 yard reception on 3rd down to the 27 yard line.

But a huge play by the Wisconsin defense, on 4th down from the Wisconsin 20 yard line, Wisconsin's Elijah Hodge came up with a big stop, dropping UNLV QB Travis Dixon for a loss of one, and handing the ball back over to the Badgers in their own territory.

Why not go for a field goal?

Sergio Aguayo is a senior kicker for the Rebels and went 3-for-3 last week against Utah State with a long of 48 yards. Very interesting to not kick there, as it would have been about a 37 yarder.

But it worked, as Paul Hubbard dropped a Tyler Donovan pass on 3rd and 4 from the 25 forcing the Badgers to punt. I'd still have taken the points, but I understand the logic when you're going up against the No. 5 team in the country.

UNLV got the ball back, got back into Badgers territory with a couple of nice WR screen passes to Casey Flair, but had to punt. Unfortunately, the UNLV punter, Brian Pacheco couldn't Coffin Corner it, and Luke Swan was able to return it back to about the 45. Wisconsin's Prince Moody committed a special teams cardinal sin, with an obvious block in the back that put the Badgers back to their own 8 yard line.

Another heavy underdog is hanging around, in a big way here with under five minutes to play in the first half, with the Rebels still leading the Badgers, 7-6.

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