The Travis Dixon Show
LAS VEGAS, Nev.-The Rebels certainly run an interesting offense. Nearly every snap, UNLV QB Travis Dixon rolls one way or the other, leaving it easier for him to rush, and he can fire on the run too. I mentioned before that the Badgers may have trouble with him, and on the Rebels second drive, they did.
Dixon on 3rd and 2 at midfield, completed an 18 yard pass down the sideline to Rodelin Anthony who stepped out of bounds, otherwise he was gone down the sideline for six.
Dixon then continued to show why he's a dual threat, rushing for seven yards down to the 23 yard line.
And then he completed a 21 yard pass down to the 6 yard line (after a false start penalty). And then he rushed for two yards, setting up 3rd and goal from the 5. He then threw a gorgeous pass to the corner of the endzone to Casey Flair for the touchdown. His first passing TD of his collegiate career.
The thing is, he is getting hit ferociously every play. How long can he take such a beating in 98 degree heat? We'll see. With 3:13 left in the first quarter, it's 7-0 UNLV after a 14-play, 80-yard drive.