Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Central Michigan sophomore running back Saylor Lavallii scored two touchdowns in a 31-21 loss at UNLV Saturday night.
Chippewas Unable to Hold On in 31-21 Loss at UNLV

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LAS VEGAS - Caleb Herring connected three times with Devante Davis as UNLV rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat Central Michigan 31-21 Saturday night.

Herring's second touchdown pass to Davis, a 42-yard play, lifted the Rebels (1-2) into a tie at 21 with 2:58 left in the third.

Nolan Kohorst's 34-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter gave UNLV the lead, and Herring's 12-yard pass to Davis extended the advantage to the final 10-point margin with 6:40 remaining.

Tim Cornett, who had the other UNLV score, rushed for 94 yards to move up to third on the Rebels' career rushing list.

Davis finished with 140 yards on seven catches. Herring was 24-of-28 for 266 yards.

Cooper Rush, making his first start for Central Michigan (1-2), threw for one touchdown while Saylor Lavallii ran for two scores. Rush was intercepted twice.

Central Michigan will return home next week for its annual Traditions Day game. CMU vs. Toledo presented by MFCU is scheduled for a 12 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 21 and will be broadcast on 14 stations throughout the nation, including WXYZ (ABC) in Detroit, WZZM (ABC) in Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek (ABC) and WHTV in Lansing (MNT), in addition to ESPN Game Plan and ESPN3.