The Rebels on Saturday night began what they hope will be a wave of momentum heading into next football season in the most memorable and impressive of ways, rallying from a 23-point deficit to defeat UNR 34-29 before an announced gathering of 19,921 at Sam Boyd Stadium.
One of the main problems with UNLV athletics, perhaps the central one, is the fact it either doesn’t realize or accept its place in today’s world of collegiate athletics.
Here’s the part often lost in the suggestion that UNLV would be better off without major college football: Such a move wouldn’t come without serious consequences.
The team fell to the Chargers 20-6 on Sunday, a result rightly obscured by a mass shooting at a country music bar followed by raging wildfires that have killed at least 25.
The talk of losing out is over, and the uncertainty of Tony Sanchez’s job status unquestionably should be paused, after the Rebels rallied to defeat 23-point favorite San Diego State 27-24 on Saturday night.
Lorenzo Fertitta doubles down on support for Sanchez receiving a fifth season and time in the football complex that will bear the family name.
There is losing and then there is losing big to a dog team like San Francisco 34-3, but that’s what the Raiders did before an announced gathering of 69,592 on Thursday night at Levi’s Stadium.