This is the 10th installment of a weekly feature, except for UNLV’s two bye weeks, that will look at a notable Rebels game at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV moves to Allegiant Stadium next year.
The $2 billion Allegiant Stadium continues to be on time and on budget, even though completion of the cable net to support the translucent polymer roof won’t be completed until mid-December.
The growing pains that are Kenyon Oblad as UNLV’s starting quarterback continued Saturday, as two second-half interceptions played a major role in a 21-7 loss to Hawaii.
Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald came off the bench to pass for 211 yards and rush for two short touchdowns to lift the Rainbow Warriors to a 21-7 victory over UNLV.
Handicapper Paul Stone went 4-1 ATS last week to run his contest-leading record to 31-24. Handicapper Dana Lane also went 4-1 last week and is second at 29-26.
UNLV’s Tony Sanchez and staff hit the recruiting trail last week and landed two commitments. They continue to recruit despite questions about Sanchez’s job status.
Nolan Kohorst didn’t know how to react, taking off running while his ecstatic UNLV teammates chased him down.
An anonymous donor pledged to match up to $1 million in gift toward the Student-Athlete Excellence Center, which will be created to improve nutrition and sports performance among UNLV athletes.
If UNLV decides to fire Tony Sanchez, athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois figures to conduct the same kind of search that landed basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger.
The focus now shifts to the future of UNLV coach Tony Sanchez. Athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois issued a statement after last season saying she expected the Rebels to become bowl eligible.