LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV made a 36-yard field goal with five seconds left Saturday to hand Vanderbilt a 40-37 loss in a wild fourth quarter.
The winning kick was set up when Rebels backup quarterback Jayden Maiava completed a 48-yard pass to Ricky White to Vanderbilt’s 18-yard line. That play came after Vanderbilt missed a 33-yard field goal to the right with 44 seconds remaining.
Vanderbilt (2-2) trailed 30-17 in the fourth quarter and rallied to tie it at 30-all before both teams traded touchdowns in the final 2:23. Then came the final kicks — one that missed and one that split the uprights.
Vanderbilt hosts Kentucky this Saturday to open SEC play. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. on the SEC Network.