The Bulldogs moved to 4-1 on the season & 1-0 in Mountain West play while UNLV fell to 0-4 (MW 0-1).
The Rebels kept it interesting for most of the night as heavy underdogs, leading the Bulldogs 14-0 after one quarter and 14-9 at halftime.
Ultimately, Fresno State found a way to win after outscoring UNLV 29-16 in the second half.
Parlier native Jalen Cropper continued his strong play after having 14 receptions for 141 yards versus UCLA last week, finishing Friday night with 10 receptions, 108 yards and four touchdowns.
After also receiving national recognition following the upset win last week, quarterback Jake Haener threw for 378 yards and five touchdowns.
HC @KalenDeBoer post game with @CamWorrell. Dogs pull out the win against UNLV 38-30. Deboer says a lot of guys have been battling through injuries. Just saw Haener walk off the field and he is hurting definitely played through a lot of pain tonight. The toll of a short week. pic.twitter.com/86sfGcINwx— Bri Mellon (@BriABC30) September 25, 2021
The Bulldogs' next game is at Hawaii on Oct. 2 with kickoff set for 8 pm.
Tune into Bulldog Breakdown on Sunday at 5 pm for in-depth analysis on the Bulldogs' win.