LAS VEGAS -- — Lee Williams had three short touchdown runs, Trey Smith rushed for a career-high 164 yards with a touchdown and Wyoming rolled up 399 yards on the ground to breeze past winless UNLV 45-14 on Friday night.
Xazavian Valladay kicked off the Cowboys rushing attack on the second play of the game, bursting through a gap up the middle and sprinting 78 yards untouched to score. Valladay finished with 94 yards rushing.
Smith broke off the biggest game of his five-season career at Wyoming, surpassing 100 yards early in the third quarter and squeezing past a would-be tackler to score on a 28-yard run.
Quarterbacks Max Gillam and Doug Brumfield scored keepers for UNLV, late in each half.
UNLV was held to 290 yards of offense with six punts, an interception and a fumble. The turnovers resulted in 14 Wyoming points. Junior linebacker Chad Muma had three sacks for the Cowboys.
Williams passed for 99 yards and rushed for another 43 with three TDs.
It was a rare blowout in this series as Wyoming and UNLV have battled through four overtime contests in Las Vegas, including a 69-66 three-OT slugfest in 2016 that remains the highest scoring game in the Mountain West Conference (No. 5 in FBS).
More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP--Top25
EWU QB Eric Barriere highlights AP FCS All-America team
Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere, Sacred Heart running back Julius Chestnut and VMI receiver Jakob Herres are among the Walter Payton Award finalists highlighting The Associated Press FCS All-America team released Wednesday.
Lance Leipold's Kansas football staff a mix of Jayhawks and Buffalo assistant coaches
Lance Leipold's new staff at Kansas features several holdovers from the previous staff as well as several assistants who were on his staff at Buffalo..
Valdosta (Ga.) Board of Education to revisit contract of embattled football coach Rush Propst
The Valdosta (Ga.) Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday to revisit its earlier decision not to renew embattled football coach Rush Propst's contract.
Everything you need to know about the NCAA's NIL debate
With the athletes, the NCAA, legislators and the courts all still involved, expect more twists and turns in the name, image and likeness debate. Check back here for all the latest news.
How much longer can Alabama's dynasty continue?
Heather Dinich asserts that Alabama is vulnerable to getting dethroned by the likes of Texas A&M this season.
How Colt Brennan changed Hawaii football
Mark Schlabach takes a look back at Colt Brennan's iconic Hawaii career and how it changed the culture of the football program.