The Rebels closed as 16½-point underdogs at Boyd Gaming sportsbook before their stunning 24-point win, beating the spread by 40½ points.
UNLV, a 14½-point underdog, ended a four-game losing streak with a 34-10 road upset of Vanderbilt on Saturday. Kenyon Oblad completed 11 of 16 passes for 172 yards and two TDs.
UNLV quarterback Kenyon Oblad will get his second start Saturday at Vanderbilt. He was a four-year starter at Liberty High, where he set the state record for passing yards.
UNLV starting left guard Matt Brayton and backup wide receiver Jacob Gasser will not play Saturday at Vanderbilt because of concussions.
Note: This is the fifth installment of a weekly feature that will look at a notable Rebels game at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV moves to Allegiant Stadium next year.
Former UNLV wide receiver Randy Gatewood was the honorary captain against Boise State on Saturday. His 23 receptions 25 years ago against Idaho is still the national record.
Bart Hendricks grew up a big UNR fan, but he began Boise State’s proud quarterback history in the late 1990s as the program transitioned to Division I-A.
On Thursday, UNLV unveiled the soon-to-be-open Fertitta Football Complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that could shape the program’s long-term future.
UNLV plays No. 16 Boise State at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. A decision will be made then whether Armani Rogers or Kenyon Oblad starts.
Note: This is the fourth installment of a weekly feature that will look at a notable Rebels game at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV moves to Allegiant Stadium next year.
Kenyon Oblad is sharing first-team practice snaps with Armani Rogers in preparation for Saturday’s game against No. 16 Boise State.