LAS VEGAS (Ticker) -- Steven Thomas hauled in a 25-yard TD pass from Jason Thomas and Dillon Pieffer's extra point was the difference as Nevada-Las Vegas posted a wild 49-48 overtime victory over Wyoming in Mountain West Conference action.
Wyoming (2-7, 1-3 MWC) lost the toss for overtime but got the ball first and took a 48-42 lead on Kit Bradshaw's two-yard touchdown run. But Scott Parker missed the extra point to give UNLV a chance to win the game.
The Rebels (4-5, 2-2) took advantage as Thomas threw his second touchdown of the game. Thomas, who also rushed for three scores, completed 20-of-25 passes for 329 yards and added 58 yards on the ground.
The Cowboys scored twice in the final 5:04 of regulation to send the game to the extra session. Casey Bramlet's six-yard TD pass to Malcom Floyd cut the deficit to 42-34. Bramlet then hit Scottie Vines for a 36-yard touchdown as time expired and Bramlet ran in for the tying two-point conversion.
Vines had 10 catches for 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Bramlet completed 30-of-52 passes for 420 yards.
Thomas scored all three of his rushing touchdowns in the first quarter on runs of three, 15 and one yards. The Rebels have won four straight against the Cowboys.