UNLV Rebels Football Schedule
The teams in the Mountain West Conference are extremely competitive and the action
in the early weeks of the 2014 season proves that it is anyone's conference this year. In 2013, the UNLV Running Rebel's season
ended with their first bowl game berth since 2000. Though they lost in the Heart of Dallas Bowl to North Texas, things are
definitely looking up for the UNLV football program. New Rebels quarterback Blake Decker is off to a hot start and the fans
can't wait to see what the boy with the golden arm has in store for the rest of the season. Wide receiver Devante Davis is
picking up right where he left off in 2013, when he scored 14 touchdowns. Davis recently torched the Northern Illinois Huskies
for 150 years and 2 touchdowns. There is a ton of talent on the roster this season and this deep lineup is ready to take on
all of the foes left on their tough schedule.
The current Mountain West Champion Fresno State Bulldogs are coming to
Sam Boyd Stadium on October 11 to take on the home team. UNLV will need to win games against the best in the conference if
they want to unseat the champion. The Bulldogs finished the 2013 season as the #20 team in the country and was also the #1
passing team in the NCAA. With quarterback Derek Carr now the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, the Bulldogs will
be in the same position as the Running Rebels with new quarterbacks taking control of their offenses in 2014. This is a matchup
that fans of both teams certainly won't want to miss, so grab your tickets at StubHub today for this exciting game at Sam
Boyd Stadium before it sells out.
The most important game on the UNLV Rebels schedule every season is their matchup
with their in state rivals, the Nevada Wolfpack, known as the Battle for Nevada. The rivalry has been thrilling football fans
in the state since 1969, and the 2014 edition of the rivalry will be no different. When the Wolfpack visit Sam Boyd Stadium
on November 29, the game may mean more than just who will be hoisting the famed Fremont Cannon at the end of the season. The
Mountain West Conference is neck and neck already this season and wins down the stretch will mean everything to all of the
teams competing for the conference title. With state bragging rights on the table as well as possibly a bowl berth, this
rivalry game is sure to be one for the ages.
The Mountain West Conference has seen some
changes to their roster over the last few years, as have many of the conferences across the country. Currently, the Mountain
West Conference is stacked with tons of talent and teams like the San Diego State Aztecs, Boise State Broncos, Fresno State
Bulldogs, UNLV Rebels, Nevada Wolfpack and Colorado State Rams, and these programs have been known for crashing the major
conferences championship hopes many times over the last few years. In 2002, ESPN created the Bowl Challenge Cup to tally
how many bowl games each conference wins during the bowl season each year. Since its inception, the Mountain West Conference
has won the challenge four times, more than any other conference. The Mountain West Conference has proven that when they matchup
against teams in other conferences, they are as good as any team in the country.
Within the conference, teams scratch
and claw for every win they can and the rivalries within the conference run deep. One rivalry that has a long history that
may not be known outside of the region is the Border Battle between the Colorado State Rams and the Wyoming Cowboys. These
two programs met for the first time in 1899 and have clashed more than one hundred times in their histories. The winner of
the Border Battle takes home the Bronze Boot, a trophy that has incredible value to the two sides, and its roots date back
to the Vietnam War. There is no better time to be a fan of the Mountain West Conference and 2014 is looking like a banner
UNLV Rebels Football Fan Experience
Since 1968, Las Vegas has been the site of one of the
most exciting college football programs in the country, and on game day, the fans turn Sam Boyd Stadium into the most exciting
venue in Sin City. 36,800 fans descend upon the horse-shoe shaped stadium ready to help their beloved team take down their
foes, decked out in scarlet and gray. Tailgating is a way of life at UNLV, an over the top experience that one would expect
for college life in one of the most exciting cities in the world. A UNLV Rebels home game a way of life for the students,
alumni and the community at large and one must see it to believe it.
UNLV Rebels Football Rivalries
it comes to college football rivalries in Nevada, there is none more intense than the one between the UNLV Rebels and the
University of Nevada Wolfpack. The rivalry is known as the Battle for Nevada and has been played since 1969, with the winner
holding on to the Fremont Cannon as well as bragging rights for the year. In 2013, the UNLV Running Rebels finally took the
cannon back to Las Vegas after an 8 year run in Reno. This rivalry thrills fans throughout Nevada and UNLV is proving that
this is no longer a one sided rivalry. The Fremont Cannon has been heating up since 2012, when the Wolfpack joined the Rebels
in the Mountain West Conference. Now that this in-state rivalry has become a conference game, the stakes are even higher for
both teams and fanbases.
UNLV Rebels Football Trivia
Which former Rebels quarterback went on to revolutionize
the position in the NFL?
One of the most beloved of all the former Rebels is quarterback Randall Cunningham, who went
on to star for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1985-1995. He proved that a quarterback can run as well as throw, a style that
helped develop quarterbacks like Michael Vick and Colin Kaepernick.