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Frank 'The Tank' Summers
Frank 'The Tank' Summers
David Bitton, AssociatedPress/The Gazette

UNLV (0-0, 1-0) at UTAH (0-0, 1-0)

Sunny, 83 degrees

Today, 6 p.m. — Rice-Eccles Stadium (45,017) — FieldTurf playing surface — Salt Lake

TV: The Mtn.— Radio: 700AM


For Utah: Revenge. The nationally ranked Utes are still smarting over the loss to UNLV in 2007. A victory would also get them off to a successful start in Mountain West Conference play.

For UNLV: The Rebels are seeking their first 2-0 start since 1999.

They're also looking for their first win in Salt Lake City, having gone 0-6 in games at the University of Utah.


For Utah: Utah enters the game with victories in nine of its past 10 outings over two seasons.

For UNLV: UNLV has lost 15 consecutive Mountain West Conference games on the road.


Utah will win if ... the Utes are able to shut down Summers and put some points on the board. They had a 14-year scoring streak snapped last year in Las Vegas.

UNLV will win if ... the Rebels can repeat what they did against Utah in 2007. If lightning strikes twice, they've got a chance. Otherwise, it could get ugly.


at Utah State, Sept. 13, 6 p.m. ... Utah's final visit to Logan for a couple of years.


FRANK 'THE TANK' SUMMERS, running back: Summers rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns in last year's 27-0 win over Utah. The 5-foot-10, 230-pound senior had 87 yards in a season-opening win over Utah State.


Utah's defense vs. Summers. The Utes missed 20 tackles against UNLV last season and were accused of being afraid to tackle Summers. Odds are "Frank the Tank" and the Rebels will get hit more often this time around.

Injury report: Nose tackle Kenape Eliapo (foot) will be out 6-8 weeks. Safety Robert Johnson (hamstring), backup quarterback Corbin Louks (shoulder) and left tackle Zane Beadles (knee) will be game-time decisions.