Regardless of whether the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels book their second straight bowl game, the team is bound to face a hated foe at season's end.
The school's athletic department announced the UNLV football team will end their 2014 campaign on Nov. 29 in defense of the Fremont Cannon against the University of Nevada, Reno Wolfpack at Boyd Stadium. The Rebels won back the rivalry trophy last season in its first victory over the Wolfpack in eight years.
The key rivalry game will cap off a season that will start on the road in Tucson, AZ against the University of Arizona Wildcats on Aug. 30.
The Rebels follow that tilt with back-to-back home non-conference games against Northern Colorado on Sept. 6 and Northern Arizona on Sept. 13.
After an idle week, the Rebels kick off Mountain West play in California against the San Diego State University Aztecs on Sept. 27. The team's first conference home game comes against Fresno State University on Oct. 11.
The team's complete schedule includes the following:
Aug. 30, at Arizona;
Sept. 6, Northern Colorado;
Sept. 13, Northern Illinois;
Sept. 20, Bye;
Sept. 27, at San Diego State;
Oct. 4, at San Jose State;
Oct. 11, Fresno State;
Oct. 18, Bye;
Oct. 25, at Utah State;
Nov. 1, New Mexico;
Nov. 8, Air Force;
Nov. 15, at BYU;
Nov. 22, at Hawaii;
Nov. 29, at University of Nevada, Reno.
Football head coach Bobby Hauck noted the team's challenges in the newly announced schedule.
"We already knew the non-conference schedule would be demanding but having back-to-back road games twice during the season will be a really big challenge for us," UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck said. "I am very excited that the rivalry game is at the end of the season. That's where it should be."
A full television schedule was expected to be announced at a later date.
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