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Welcome, everyone, to the first installment of my blog. I think you’ll enjoy following our team this year. I can tell you that you are going to see a fearless football team that loves to play and is enjoying itself and wants to win games. We love our fan support.
Three players to watch when UNLV’s football team plays Northern Colorado at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
School is back in session! It seems like the summer flew by, but it also seems like forever since we’ve watched some football. Finally the NFL kicks off this week, and college football kicked off last weekend.
The Mountain West has been on a slide for a few years, and the conference’s troubles were highlighted by a terrible opening weekend. It won’t get better any time soon, either, with the national landscape continuing to shift even great to the power conferences.
The magnitude of Friday’s 58-13 season-opening loss at Arizona makes this weekend even more crucial for UNLV. The Rebels play Northern Colorado, a Football Championship Subdivision team, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV needs to do more than simply win.
UNLV’s running game didn’t produce against Arizona, though coach Bobby Hauck said much of that had to do with the score getting out of hand. The backs need to come through soon, however.
UNLV’s football team plays Northern Colorado at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. Here are five things to look for in that game.
Arizona failed to score on its first two offensive possessions Friday night, and the UNLV defense had to be feeling pretty good. But it didn’t take long for Terris Jones-Grigsby to eradicate whatever sense of satisfaction the Rebels defense had.
Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon saved one last big smile after a statistically spectacular debut Friday night for the end of the postgame news conference.
UNLV always knew Arizona was likely its toughest opponent on the schedule, and the Rebels better hope that’s the case following Friday’s lopsided season-opening loss.
Look. UNLV wasn’t winning this game. It’s not near as fast or talented as Arizona, which entered a 24-point favorite. But coming off a 7-6 season and bowl appearance, the Rebels needed to show up far more than they did
UNLV’s football team should see much better nights this season, mostly because it’s doubtful the Rebels will play a more talented team than the side it encountered Saturday before 50,103 and an ESPN audience.
The Rebels fall to Arizona by a score of 58-13 for the second year in a row.
The Rebels are excited about opportunities and not worried about obstacles as they open the season against heavily favored Arizona. That’s an important change for Bobby Hauck’s team.
UNLV plays at Arizona to opens its football season, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN. It’s a chance for the Rebels show last season’s success wasn’t a fluke.
Senior wide receiver Devante Davis repaid the loyalty UNLV showed him by twice deciding to stay with the Rebels for another season. He should end his career as one of the greatest receivers in school history.
UNLV thought it had no shot at a bowl bid after a low Academic Progress Rate number. But when the Rebels later found out they would be eligible, that gave the program extra life.
Boise State, Fresno State are the favorites to win their divisions this season. Expectations aren’t as high for UNLV, which was picked fourth in the West Division.
This is UNLV’s first trip to Arizona since 2001, and that game was the Rebels’ first since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that year. Some former Rebels remember that time.
Senior Devante Davis is the face of UNLV’s wide receivers, but this is a deep group that goes into Friday’s 7:30 p.m. season opener at Arizona.
San Diego State coach Rocky Long summed up the current state of college football. You must have a good quarterback to win. How do the Mountain West quarterbacks rate?
Confidence is high in Reno that UNR will take back the Fremont Cannon from UNLV. Quarterback Cody Fajardo stated as much in a tweet last month, and two Reno Gazette-Journal reporters predict a Wolf Pack victory when they play UNLV on Thanksgiving weekend.