Rogers was 6-of-13 passing for 119 yards and three TDs and added 103 yards rushing and one score on 10 carries. The Rebels (1-1) had 29 first downs and finished with 414 yards rushing.
Jason Filley's 33-yard field goal pulled UTEP (0-2) within four points late in the first quarter but UNLV outscored the Miners 24-0 in the second and, after the Rebels' Farrell Hester recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half, Thomas scored on a 4-yard run to make it 45-10 with 14:35 left in the third quarter.
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The Class of 2018 stormed onto the college football scene just last season. Here are the prospects who have made huge impacts so far for their respective teams.
The sophomore breakout player for each Top 25 team
Sophomores such as Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle are ready to break out after a year of seasoning.
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Former Clemson LB Smith transfers to Maryland
Former Clemson linebacker Shaq Smith has transferred to Maryland as a graduate transfer and is immediately eligible to play.
Terry Bowden to assist Clemson staff as intern
Terry Bowden, a former head coach at Auburn and Akron, will assist Clemson's football staff as an unpaid intern while he pursues a graduate degree.
Ex-Florida DB Joiner charged with murder
Former Florida defensive back Tony Joiner has been charged with killing his wife.