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UNLV Rebels add road tilt vs. Houston to 2014 season

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

University of Nevada, Las Vegas football will revisit an old foe it last played 24 years ago.

The school's athletics department announced Thursday it added a road tilt against University of Houston set for Sept. 20. The late addition of the 13th game to the Rebels' season was granted due to NCAA rules drawn from their scheduled road game against University of Hawaii, the school explained.

The Rebels last played the Cougars as part of a home-and-home series that took place in the 1989 and 1990 seasons.

Head Coach Bobby Hauck said the game provides some key opportunities for the program and for several players on the team.

"We have a big group from Texas, including four seniors, so getting to play in front of friends and family will be memorable," said UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck. "Texas is also one of our biggest recruiting areas after Nevada and California, so we look forward to playing down there this fall against a bowl team in Houston."

The Cougars, who are preparing to open a new on-campus stadium in August, finished the 2013 season with an 8-5 record and a postseason bowl.

Television programming information was not immediately announced for the game.

The school said it will be paid $400,000 as part of the non-conference matchup in Texas.

The athletics department also announced its season opening road game against University of Arizona of the Pac-12 Conference will be televised on ESPN. The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29.

For more information on the upcoming UNLV season, you can go to unlvrebels.com.

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