UNLV is now dealing with a worst-case scenario in terms of conference tournament seeding after Saturday's loss to their archrivals.
UNLV beat defending national runner-up San Diego State in a pivotal match up in the Mountain West title race.
UNLV held off a Fresno State rally in the second half, capitalizing on a nine-point halftime lead that was aided by a strong first 10 minutes.
UNLV finishes the regular season at 9-3 following Saturday's loss. Their Mountain West fate will now be determined by computers.
UNLV remains firmly in the conference title mix with Friday's 34-14 win over Wyoming at Allegiant Stadium.
Freshman Jai’Den “Jett” Thomas tied the UNLV single-game record for touchdowns in the Rebels’ decisive victory over UTEP.
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