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Top 25: No. 24 Boise State 32, UNLV 7

Published October 20, 2012 4:58 pm

Top 25 football • The Broncos' defense created three turnovers.
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Boise, Idaho • D.J Harper rushed for two touchdowns and No. 24 Boise State's defense had one as well to help the Broncos rout UNLV 32-7 on Saturday.

Harper got Boise State (6-1, 3-0 Mountain West) on the board early with a 10-yard TD run on the second possession of the game. He scored again from 1 yard out to put the Broncos up 32-0 late in the third quarter.

The Broncos rolled up 394 yards on offense, but it was another dominating performance by the defense that made things difficult for UNLV (1-7, 1-2).

Boise State held the Rebels to 210 yards, had two sacks and three turnovers, including a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Jerrell Gavins that gave the Broncos a 25-0 lead at the half.

UNLV's only score came in the fourth quarter when Boise State's backup quarterback Grant Hedrick fumbled and Kenneth Penny picked up the ball and ran 30 yards for a touchdown. —

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