Donning “Vegas Strong” eye black, Penny ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Aztecs over UNLV 41-10 on Saturday night.
It was the Rebels’ first game since the mass shooting that killed 58 people on the Las Vegas Strip this week. First responders released balloons from the field during a moment of silence before the game.
“I’m still emotional about it,” Penny said. “I played emotional tonight because it doesn’t matter where it happens. It’s still in America. For a man to take that so many lives like that, it hurt.”
Penny recorded his sixth straight 100-yard game to open the season, and the Aztecs (6-0, 2-0 Mountain West) defeated UNLV (2-3, 1-1) for the 13th time in their last 16 meetings.
A “Let’s Go Red Sox!” chant broke out late in the game at TD Garden — a little before the Red Sox took the lead on Andrew Benintendi’s two-run homer in the fifth inning.
Public transportation heading into Boston was filled with fans wearing both Bruins and Red Sox jerseys with the two teams starting at nearly the same time. The Red Sox played Game 4 of the ALDS against Houston about 3 miles away at Fenway Park.
The Bruins’ best chance of the first two periods came when David Pastrnak came charging in along the left wing, cut in front and attempted to tuck the puck behind Varlamov, but he held his left pad along the ice next to the right post.
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