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Dixon leads Rebels to first win over Aggies since 1994

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The UNLV Rebels defeated the Utah State Aggies on Thursday night. The Rebels won 23-16 over the Aggies at Romney Stadium in Logan, Utah.

With the win, the Rebels improved to 1-0 on the season. The Aggies fell to 0-1 on the young season.

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This is the Rebels’ first win in the series since 1994. That’s when they won 23-21 in Logan on September 24th, 1994.

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Utah State had won three straight games in the series. This was their first game since the 2005 season.

The Aggies had won in 1995, 2004, and the aforementioned 2005 season.

Rebels quarterback Travis Dixon went 12 of 20 for 141 yards.

Dixon also led the backs with 22 carries for 129 yards and one touchdown. Ryan Wolfe had six receptions for 65 yards.

Aggies quarterback Leon Jackson went 13 of 19 for 137 yards.

Curtis Marsh had 13 carries for 50 yards. Kevin Robinson had five receptions for 62 yards.

The Rebels outscored the Aggies 20-6 in the second half. Dixon scored on a 15-yard rushing touchdown. Frank Summers also scored an 11-yard rushing touchdown.

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Sergio Aguayo made two field goals. He first made a 30-yard field goal. He also made a 22-yard field goal.

Aggies’ Leon Jackson III scored a one-yard rushing touchdown.

The Aggies led 10-3 at halftime. Aaron Lesue scored a two-yard rushing touchdown. Peter Caldwell also made a 38-yard field goal.

Rebels’ Aguayo made a 48-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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