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    UNLV - zero turnovers in '08

    The number of turnovers the UNLV offense has in their first 3 games?

    Zero

    The number of turnovers our defense has forced in the first 3 games?

    12

    So naturally, something has to give there. I love our chances if we can get a couple turnovers.

    The only thing that worries me about the UNLV offense is their ability to take care of the football. They don't run the ball particularly well, which is our biggest weakness. Their passing attack seems ok, but again, not worrisome. Their QB has only been a 61% passer, but, has just been sacked once. Not flashy on offense, but few mistakes as well.

    Their defense, however, looks to be pretty tough. ASU was a pathetic 2 of 9 on 3rd downs this weekend and only Utah was able to run the ball on them. It does seem UNLV will give up the big play via the air.



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    Re: UNLV - zero turnovers in '08

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    The number of turnovers the UNLV offense has in their first 3 games?

    Zero

    The number of turnovers our defense has forced in the first 3 games?

    12

    So naturally, something has to give there. I love our chances if we can get a couple turnovers.

    The only thing that worries me about the UNLV offense is their ability to take care of the football. They don't run the ball particularly well, which is our biggest weakness. Their passing attack seems ok, but again, not worrisome. Their QB has only been a 61% passer, but, has just been sacked once. Not flashy on offense, but few mistakes as well.

    Their defense, however, looks to be pretty tough. ASU was a pathetic 2 of 9 on 3rd downs this weekend and only Utah was able to run the ball on them. It does seem UNLV will give up the big play via the air.
    I think that to win this game, we have to force at least two turnovers, and have those result in points. Our offense, while good at times, has not been consistent enough thus far for us to depend on them. Our D, minus the turnovers, has looked downright weak for much of the first three games.


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    Re: UNLV - zero turnovers in '08

    Red Zone offense will be the key. UNLV will score some points, unlike Iowa, they have a good QB.



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    Re: UNLV - zero turnovers in '08

    Quote Originally Posted by Melvin View Post
    Red Zone offense will be the key. UNLV will score some points, unlike Iowa, they have a good QB.
    Bingo. You can NOT waste scoring chances and expect to win on the road.



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    Re: UNLV - zero turnovers in '08

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Bingo. You can NOT waste scoring chances and expect to win on the road.
    I have a hard time believing you can expect to win period if you waste scoring chances, especially 6 of them.



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    Re: UNLV - zero turnovers in '08

    I want (we need) 6 of 10 trips to the redzone being TDs.... three others FGs.

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    Re: UNLV - zero turnovers in '08

    Right, if we score how we should in the red zone, we win this game. And I don't think we need to be 100% inside the 20, but something better than 0% wouldn't suck.

    I don't care that UNLV just beat Arizona State or that this game is on the road. We should win this game and anything but a win would be a significant disappointment.



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    Re: UNLV - zero turnovers in '08

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    The number of turnovers the UNLV offense has in their first 3 games?

    Zero
    I think that stat may be a little misleading.

    For example, in the ASU game I saw the RB eat the ball after taking the hand off. How is he suppose to ever fumble?



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    Re: UNLV - zero turnovers in '08

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    For example, in the ASU game I saw the RB eat the ball after taking the hand off. How is he suppose to ever fumble?


    Getting hit right after taking a hand off is one of the places fumbles happen most often.

    Fact remains, they don't have any turnovers and have protected the ball very well. Some of the best teams in the nation can't say that.

    However, it doesn't seem they take a ton of risks on offense either.



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    Re: UNLV - zero turnovers in '08

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    The number of turnovers the UNLV offense has in their first 3 games?

    Zero

    The number of turnovers our defense has forced in the first 3 games?

    12

    So naturally, something has to give there. I love our chances if we can get a couple turnovers.

    The only thing that worries me about the UNLV offense is their ability to take care of the football. They don't run the ball particularly well, which is our biggest weakness. Their passing attack seems ok, but again, not worrisome. Their QB has only been a 61% passer, but, has just been sacked once. Not flashy on offense, but few mistakes as well.

    Their defense, however, looks to be pretty tough. ASU was a pathetic 2 of 9 on 3rd downs this weekend and only Utah was able to run the ball on them. It does seem UNLV will give up the big play via the air.
    It's a great thing then that we are loaded at WR. If our O-line can give our receivers time to get downfield I think our qb's are going to have a field day with UNLV.

    Our receivers have been a very pleasant surprise this year. We are talented and deep at that position with the majority being young guys. This bodes very well for the remainder of this season and years down the road. Let's face it.... In the BIG XII you need to have a workable running game but you need to be able to throw the ball down the field or defenses will load up and kill you. We will be ready.



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