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UNLV-USC football game moved to 2018 from 2019

The UNLV football team will face Southern California on Sept. 1, 2018, one year earlier than previously scheduled, the schools announced Friday.

The Rebels will be paid a guarantee of $1.15 million for the game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that was originally scheduled to be played Aug. 31, 2019.

UNLV received a $1 million payday for playing a game at Michigan last season and is set to pocket a school-record $1.3 million for playing at Ohio State on Sept. 23, 2017.

In the only previous meeting between UNLV and USC in 1997, the Trojans rallied for a 35-21 win.

The Rebels’ nonconference schedule this season features home games against Jackson State (Sept. 1) and Idaho (Sept. 24) and road games against UCLA (Sept. 10) and Central Michigan (Sept. 17).

Here are the Rebels’ future nonconference schedules through 2021 (nine dates have yet to be filled):


Sept. 2: Arkansas State

Sept. 9: at Idaho

Sept. 23: at Ohio State

Nov. 11: Brigham Young


Sept. 1: at USC

Sept. 22: at Arkansas State


No games scheduled yet


Sept. 5: Louisiana Tech

Sept. 12: Arizona State

Sept. 19: at Iowa State


Sept. 11: at Arizona State

Sept. 18: Iowa State

Contact reporter Todd Dewey at tdewey@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0354. Follow him on Twitter: @tdewey33.

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