Despite their nominal, geographical and statistical similarities, quarterbacks Jon Denton of UNLV and John Dutton of Nevada have never met. "I'm familiar with him," says Denton, "but only through what I've seen and heard." Apparently the doppelgangers steered clear of each other when Dutton led a 54-17 blowout of the Rebels last Oct. 5. Though another Wolf Pack rout is likely when the teams meet this Saturday in Reno, the game is expected to draw some 33,000 fans. "Both of us having success makes the rivalry healthy," says Dutton. "You've got two quarterbacks doing some things. It should be exciting."
6'3", 215-pound sophomore 1996 Co-WAC Freshaman of the Year
No. 1 in yardage (3,591) among passers back from '96
6'4", 220-pound senior 1996 Big West Offense Player of the Year
No. 1 in efficiency rating (153.8) among passers back from '96