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The 1994 Las Vegas Bowl featured the UNLV Rebels and the Central Michigan Chippewas in a bowl rematch of a regular season game between the two teams.

1994 Las Vegas Bowl
1234 Total
Central Michigan 100014 24
UNLV 1417147 52
DateDecember 15, 1994
Season1994
StadiumSam Boyd Stadium
LocationWhitney, Nevada
Attendance17,562
Las Vegas Bowl
 < 1993  1995

BackgroundEdit

Central Michigan was in its first year under Dick Flynn, who lead them to a Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship. UNLV tied for second in the Big West Conference as they were making their second bowl game in ten years under first-year head coach Jeff Horton. This was a rematch of an earlier matchup the two teams had earlier in the season, which Central Michigan won, 35–23 at home.

Game summaryEdit

Henry Bailey had four touchdowns on the day for UNLV, three rushing and one passing,with 7 rushes for 79 yards and 5 catches for 101 yards to help win the game for UNLV, who had a 31–10 lead at halftime and led 52–10 after UNLV scored for the last time early in the fourth quarter. Ten touchdowns were scored on the day, seven by UNLV. Central Michigan had more turnovers (4) than touchdowns (3).[1]

AftermathEdit

Flynn was fired in 1999 after five non-bowl seasons. The Chippewas didn't reach a bowl game again until 2006, the same year they won their next MAC title.

Horton was fired before UNLV would reach another bowl game, which they did under John Robinson, in 2000.

StatisticsEdit

Statistics CMU UNLV
First Downs 22 26
Yards Rushing 152 301
Yards Passing 224 288
Total Yards 376 589
Fumbles-Lost 5-2 3-1
Interceptions 2 0
Penalties-Yards 6-50 8-89
Time of Possession 36:34 23:26

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