Boise State romps past UNLV behind Jeremy McNichols’ four touchdown runs

Jeremy McNichols, Darius Mouton
Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols tries to fend off UNLV defensive back Darius Mouton (21) during the second half Friday night.
(Otto Kitsinger / Associated Press)

Jeremy McNichols ran for 206 yards and a career-high four touchdown to help No. 22 Boise State beat UNLV, 42-25, on Friday night. 

Boise State (10-1, 6-1) kept its Mountain West title hopes alive and reached 10 victories for the second time in three seasons under head coach Bryan Harsin. After passing Western Michigan in the College Football Playoff rankings this week, the Broncos also remain in contention for a Cotton Bowl berth. 

The Rebels (4-7, 3-4) lost for fifth time in five tries at Boise State, managing only 302 yards of total offense, their second-lowest output of the season. 

UNLV also struggled defensively, unable to bottle up the nation’s fifth-leading rusher. McNichols leads the country in scoring with 156 points, 36 more than the next closest player. 


In the three games since its last loss, Boise State has committed only one turnover and averaged more than 48 points a game. 

Memphis dominates

Jason Stewart threw two touchdown passes and Doroland Dorceus ran for two more scores to lead visiting Memphis over Cincinnati, 34-7.

Memphis (7-4, 4-3 American) has beaten Cincinnati (4-7, 1-6) three straight times.


Big 12 title game 

The Big 12 will hold its newly reinstated football championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys. 

The conference announced the site of its five title games from 2017-21 on Friday. 

AT&T Stadium was the leading candidate, considering half the conference’s 10 schools are within a 41/2-hour drive of Arlington.

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