UNLV was scheduled to play Boise State on Friday at Allegiant Stadium. It’s the second cancellation for both teams this season.
UNLV has two games left to try to shed its winless label, but it wants to evaluate players to know who will be key contributors next season.
Max Gilliam has started all five games and received the bulk of playing time, but the Rebels have used four quarterbacks this season, including Doug Brumfield on Friday.
Of the 51 players UNLV used in its 45-14 loss to Wyoming on Friday at Allegiant Stadium, 12 were freshmen and seven were walk-ons.
Wyoming scored on the second play of the game and cruised to a victory over UNLV, dropping the Rebels to 0-5 in Marcus Arroyo’s first season as coach.
UNLV and Wyoming, two teams that understand how tenuous the situation is in the year of the coronavirus pandemic, will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at Allegiant Stadium.
UNLV took last week’s game being canceled as an opportunity to get back to work on the practice field in advance of Friday’s game against Wyoming.
Freshman receiver Kyle Williams leads UNLV with 21 catches for 211 yards, and he scored his first touchdown last week against San Jose State.
— The Rebels won’t play at Colorado State on Saturday while the Raiders placed seven more defensive players on the COVID-19 list.
Four UNLV players tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the first cancellation for the Rebels this season and the second for Colorado State.
A report Tuesday said UNLV’s football game against Colorado State on Saturday has been canceled, but was later updated to say it has not been.
The Rebels fell to 0-4 with a loss to San Jose State on Saturday, but the Rebels are taking steps in the right direction, according to first-year coach Marcus Arroyo.
New Mexico, forced to abandon the state because of coronavirus restrictions, lost to UNR on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in their first game in their new home away from home.