UNLV running back Jai'Den Thomas (22) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first ha ...

True freshman running back Jai’Den Thomas rushed for 100 yards and four touchdowns, tying the Rebels’ program record for TDs in a single game, as UNLV defeated Texas-El Paso 45-28 on Saturday at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Jayden Maiava went 15-for-27 for 190 yards with an interception in place of injured starter Doug Brumfield. UNLV (3-1) rushed for 306 yards as a team.

UTEP fell to 1-4.

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