Nick Sherry had a career-game for UNLV. It just wasn't enough to help the Rebels end an eight-game losing streak and beat Washington State.
Sherry passed for 351 yards and three touchdowns and had 33 completions to tie a school record set by Jon Denton in 1996 against San Jose State. He couldn't rally the Rebels from a 15-point fourth quarter deficit and UNLV fell 35-27 to the Cougars on Friday night.
Sherry completed a pass to Jake Phillips for a four-yard touchdown with 1:44 left to make it 35-27, but the score came too late to affect the outcome. The Rebels attempted an on-side kick, but Andrei Lintz fell on the ball and the Cougars ran out the clock.
''I didn't make enough big plays,'' Sherry said.
Connor Halliday threw four first-half touchdown passes to lead the Cougars. He has thrown 13 career TD passes in his first six games, which is four more than former NFL star Drew Bledsoe, who threw nine touchdowns in the first six games of his Cougars' career.
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