By W.G. RAMIREZ
LAS VEGAS — UNLV’s Nolan Kohorst kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired to give UNLV a 39-37 win over Hawaii Saturday night.
It was the senior placekicker’s first career game-winning field goal.
The Rebels won a fourth consecutive game for the first time since 2000, while they’ve now won three straight and five of six at home against the Warriors.
UNLV almost gave the game away, as the Warriors scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to take a one-point lead.
Trailing 36-17, the Warriors scored three consecutive touchdowns, including a 44-yard strike from Sean Schroeder to Chris Gant with 1:44 left in the game.
UNLV quarterback Caleb Herring completed 34 of 57 pass attempts for 385 yards and one touchdown, while Tim Cornett rushed for 162 yards on 29 attempts and two touchdowns.
For Hawaii, the Warriors dropped to 0-6 on the year.