Although the Rebels seemed good on paper, the team did not gel and ended the season a disappointing 4–7. 1994 was another memorable season for the Rebels, as wide receiver Randy Gatewood set two single-game receiving records in a 38–48 loss to Idaho on September 17. 16 prospect overall in the state of Nevada by 247Sports … Also a three-star recruit and the No. UNLV has had 11 head coaches in 50 years of college football. It also marked the first time UNLV did not finish last in their division since 2004. Jannelvy Martinez Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports, Special Events and Sport Clubs 702-774-7116 jannelvy.martinez@unlv.edu. Hey football fans! The team is a member of the Mountain West Conference, which is a Division I Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) conference of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). Former Montana head coach Bobby Hauck was named as the 10th head coach on December 21, 2009. The Rebels won their first Mountain West game on October 9, 35–32 against Wyoming. Longest pass completion: 94 yards (86 m), Armani Rogers to Devonte Boyd (September 9, 2017 vs. The Rebels then ended a five-game skid to rival Nevada, defeating the Wolf Pack 34–13 in front of the largest crowd to see a game in the Battle for Nevada. Knap was able to continue the Rebels prior success under Meyer, with a 9–3 record, a ranking of 7th in the nation and a berth in the Division II playoffs, ultimately losing to Akron 6–27 in the national quarterfinals. The UNLV Rebels are the intercollegiate athletics teams that represent the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In 1999, the Rebels made headlines, first by leaving the WAC with seven other schools to form the Mountain West Conference, but also by announcing that the program had hired legendary collegiate and professional coach John Robinson as their eighth head coach. It is the second straight cancellation for the Broncos. steven.kinsey@unlv.edu. 25 in Sports Illustrated's preseason Top 25 and No. The Rebels embarked on their first post-season journey in a national quarterfinal against Alcorn State, defeating the Braves 35–22 in Las Vegas. Get the latest UNLV Football news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report Most receiving yards, career: 2,604, Earvin Johnson (2001–04, Most receiving yards, season: 1,346, Jim Sandusky (1981), Most receiving yards, game: 363, Randy Gatewood (September 17, 1994 vs. Idaho), Most touchdown receptions, career: 24, Henry Bailey (1991–94), Most touchdown receptions, season: 11, Sam Greene (1980). As of September 2017, due to high off-shore point spread numbers, Howard's victory against UNLV is the biggest point spread upset in college football history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of seasons completed by the UNLV … The official 2020 Football schedule for the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels [13], On November 25, 2019, Tony Sanchez and UNLV agreed to part ways, taking effect after the team's final regular season game. On October 5, 2002, the Rebels defeated rival Nevada 21–17 for Robinson's 200th career coaching victory. This year's coaching cycle saw few high-profile jobs open, while Mike Leach and Lane Kiffin move to the state of Mississippi. Although 1999 was a rough year, a UNLV win in week two featured one of the most improbable endings in college football history. The Rebels continued their strong campaign, breaking the national Division II top-10 and announcing their first All-American, running back Mike Thomas, who ran for the Division II national rushing title with 1,741 and setting nine school records in the process. After the Air Force loss on November 14, the school announced Sanford's last game as coach would be the season finale against San Diego State. The 2018 UNLV Rebels football team represented the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Confirmation. Quarterback Jason Thomas was named a candidate for the Heisman Trophy, ranking as high as No. These will be the first two … The Rebels remained undefeated until the last game of the season, losing to the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen, 13–17, as the Rebels finished their inaugural campaign 8–1. [11][12], On November 23, 2019, the UNLV Rebels defeated the San Jose State Spartans in their final home game at Sam Boyd Stadium, 38–35, in front of 17,373 fans in attendance. The Rebels started by upsetting previously undefeated Air Force 34–13 on September 30 in the first time that ABC came to Las Vegas for the Rebels football game. Your Home For UNLV Rebels Football Tickets. And, has won some national championships doing it. They had won the Big West Conference title in 1984, but they forfeited all the wins from that season due to ineligible players. In 1967, Nevada Southern University announced that they would field a collegiate football program beginning on September 14, 1968 and announced that the team would be a Division II Independent and that Bill Ireland would be the program's first head coach. The Mountain West will not feature separate divisions this year, and the two teams with the best conference winning percentage will play in the football title game on Dec. 19. This was the best win-loss record UNLV had since going 6–6 in 2003. The Rebels compete in the NCAA Division I (Football Bowl Subdivision for college football) as a member of the Mountain West Conference.The school's colors are scarlet and gray. On September 9, the Rebels played their first game as a Division I school, losing to Washington State 7–34. The Mountain West will postpone its fall sports season indefinitely. Let's Go! In 1999, the Rebels finished with the program's first winless season, but had their first consensus First Team All-American in punter Joe Kristosik, who averaged a nationally-best 46.2 yard per punt average. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 2019 UNLV Rebels football team represented the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. College Football Brad Crawford Jun 17, 2020 . Let's face it: Even if UNLV gets successful coaches from other teams, UNLV will never get the 4 & 5 star players it needs to compete in the MW, let alone the PAC12. Can the Rebels get to six? The following year, the Rebels played their first game against in-state rival Nevada, losing to the Wolf Pack 28–30. UNLV officials are likewise counting on Allegiant to increase its attendance, which typically hovers around the 15,000 threshold required for Division I status. [21], American athletic football program of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. UNLV is a premier metropolitan research university. Before the 2014 Reno game, Bobby Hauck announced that he would be stepping down following the conclusion of the 2014 season. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. UNLV quarterback Max Gilliam apologized Monday for eating sushi off a nude model during his appearance on the Bravo reality TV series "Below Deck.". The Rebels were led by fourth-year head coach Tony Sanchez and played their home games at Sam Boyd Stadium. A better question is if they can get to seven victories. Most games with at least 100 rushing yards, career: 17, Mike Thomas (1973–74), Most games with at least 100 rushing yards, season: 9, Ickey Woods (1987) and Mike Thomas (1973), Most games with at least 100 rushing yards, season: 6, Kyle "Boomer" Toomer (1989), Most games with at least 200 rushing yards, career: 5, Mike Thomas (1973–74), Most games with at least 200 rushing yards, season: 3, Ickey Woods (1987) and Mike Thomas (1973), Most passing attempts, season: 506, Jon Denton (1996), Most passing attempts, game: 61, Jon Denton (November 23, 1996 at, Most passing completions, career: 596, Randall Cunningham (1982–84), Most passing completions, season: 277, Jon Denton (1996), Most passing completions, game: 33, Jon Denton (November 23, 1996 at San José State), Most passing yards, career: 8,020, Randall Cunningham (1982–84), Most passing yards, season: 3,778, Sam King (1981). The season went down to the wire as the Rebels had to pull out a 34–32 victory on the road against Hawaii to clinch their third berth in a bowl game. 3. The Mountain West’s annual preseason football poll was released Tuesday morning, and the league’s media don’t think too highly of UNLV. 2020 season schedule, scores, stats, and highlights. Questionnaire. This week's Bottom 10 gives a special shoutout to the Oregon Ducks, who were going to be the just-good-enough team to make Ryan McGee take the Pac-12 seriously. UNLV also played in the 1974 Grantland Rice Bowl, at the time a national semifinal for Division II, losing to Delaware. The program, which began on September 14, 1968, calls Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, near the famed Las Vegas Strip home. Howard, a MEAC FCS opponent, was coached by Mike London, and led at quarterback by freshman Caylin Newton, younger brother of NFL star Cam Newton. After ten years as a Division II independent, the program made the jump to the Division I level in 1978, independent of any conference affiliation. UNLV has one "official" conference championship. UNLV officials removed the Hey Reb! Before the start of the 2001 season, the Rebels garnered national accolades as the team was ranked No. [6] In his first three years at the helm of the Rebels football program, Sanford failed to win more than two games and had back to back 2–10 seasons, finishing last in the Mountain West all three years. [8], In 2016, a new domed stadium was proposed and approved for Las Vegas that would be the home to the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) after the team relocated to Las Vegas from Oakland and the Rebels accomplishing UNLV's goal of replacing Sam Boyd Stadium. The Rebels played their first game of their inaugural season against the St. Mary's Gaels at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. 2. The Nittany Lions likely saw their title dreams disappear against Indiana, but a spot in the Bottom 10 is a nice consolation prize, no? Wayne Nunnely became the program's fifth head coach on September 20, 1986 and he coached the Rebels to a 17–7 victory over Wisconsin in front of the first sellout crowd in Silver Bowl Stadium history, a then record 32,207 fans. Freshman quarterback Kenyon Oblad hooked up with freshman receiver Steve Jenkins for a 19-yard touchdown in overtime and UNLV slipped past instate rival Nevada 33-30 on Saturday in the Battle for the Fremont Cannon. The league announced that it would hold a championship game for the top team in each of the two divisions at the end of each season and that the game would be held at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The Rebels lost their first WAC game, 65–17 to Air Force on September 7. The 1981 season proved to be the last in Knap's tenure at UNLV, as he retired from coaching after a year of accomplishments, including the Rebels' first appearance in the ABC's Regional Game of the Week (a 21–45 loss at Wyoming), a 45–41 upset of 8th-ranked BYU in Provo, Utah and securing the programs 100th win (27–20 at UTEP) in El Paso, Texas. 24 in Football Digest's rankings. 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[10], On September 2, 2017, the UNLV Rebels lost to the Howard University Bison 40–43 in Sam Boyd Stadium. 2023 NCAA Division … Ireland was replaced by Ron Meyer before the start of the 1973 season and Meyer led the Rebels back to powerhouse status with an 8–3 record, including their first victory over a major college opponent, thrashing Marshall 31–9. — UNLV Football (@unlvfootball) December 16, 2020 A local standout rated as a three-star prospect and ranked the No. UNLV is cutting work hours for 46 staff members due to the coronavirus pandemic's impact on live events. The Rebels then stunned the heavily favored Nevada, 32–27 to win a share of the Big West Conference championship, the program's second title (but the first one they were allowed to keep). Its 332-acre main campus, located on the Southern tip of Nevada in a desert valley surrounded by mountains, is home to more than 350 undergraduate and graduate degrees, all accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Robinson retired after the 2004 season, having led the Rebels to a bowl game and five consecutive victories over rival Nevada. They were members of the West Division of the Mountain West Conference. The Rebels and Roadrunners will meet Oct. 2, 2021, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, and Sept. 18, 2027, at Allegiant Stadium. One of Nunnely's key players was Elbert "Ickey" Woods, the first Rebel and PCAA running back to win the national Division I rushing title, as he rushed for 1,658 yards and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1988 NFL Draft. [14] He was replaced by Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo who was announced as the new head coach of the Rebel football program on December 11, 2019. Former CFP contender Oregon!? UNLV will be allowed to host around 2,000 fans at Allegiant Stadium, making the Rebels the first team to have spectators at the Las Vegas Raiders' new stadium. The Rebels' success continued in 1974 with the only undefeated season in school history, finishing 11–0 and ranking second in the national Division II polls, the highest any Rebels football team has ever placed. Most passing touchdowns, career: 59, Randall Cunningham (1982–84), Most passing touchdowns, season: 25, Jon Denton (1996), Most passing touchdowns, game: 5, 3 times, most recently by. Want to see what rock bottom looks like? The Rebels finally won their first WAC game in a 44–42 shootout against San Diego State on November 16, in a game in which freshman quarterback John Denton set an NCAA freshman record for passing yards with 503. 12 prospect in the Silver State according to ESPN. In 1996, the Rebels along with San Jose State left the Big West Conference and became a member of the heavily expanded Western Athletic Conference. The Rebels defeated their first major college opponent away from Las Vegas, with a 33–6 victory over Colorado State in Fort Collins. 2000 seemed to be the year in which Rebels football would finally turn around, as the Rebels made numerous gains to become a competitor for the Mountain West crown. At the end of the season, the Rebels made a trip to Yokohama, Japan to compete against college football powerhouse Brigham Young, losing 28–24. At the end of the 1972 season with a disappointing 1–10 record, Ireland announced he was stepping down, leaving the Rebels with a 26–23–1 record. More than 400 Rebels compete in the NCAA Division I as a member of the Mountain West Conference, in 16 sports. Even with the hard end to the season, the Rebels still produced a memorable year, going 7–4 in their first campaign at the Division I level. On December 6, 2004, the Rebels hired Utah assistant coach Mike Sanford as the 9th head coach. San Diego State and Fresno State appear to be the teams to beat in the MWC West in 2020, but both have new coaches, so it could be an unpredictable season. The Wolverines join the Bottom 10 after being upset by Michigan State, and we get the return of the MAC. Sanford failed to beat Nevada all five years he coached at UNLV. Meyer left the program in 1976 to take the head coaching position at collegiate powerhouse SMU. Most receptions, game: 23, Randy Gatewood (September 17, 1994 vs. FB Recruiting USC transfer Clayton Bradley commits to UNLV. Currently on step 1 of 3 steps to complete the questionnaire. Sanchez announced his completed staff at UNLV on December 22, 2014, which would feature staff members from Nebraska, Colorado, Oregon State, USC, Houston, Georgia State and Bishop Gorman. The Rebels then defeated Central Michigan 52–24 in the Las Vegas Bowl on their home field. The 2019 Football Schedule for the UNLV Rebels with box scores plus records, streaks, and rankings. [9] UNLV had been trying to get Sam Boyd Stadium replaced with a new facility since 2011 but had not found the funding to do so. Brigette Sohn Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports, Special Events, & Sport Clubs 702-774-7114 brigette.sohn@unlv.edu The Rebels were chosen as the Mountain West representative for the Las Vegas Bowl on December 20. statue from campus Tuesday night, and UNLV president Marta Meana says changes could be coming to the university's mascot in the wake of social justice protests around the country. The Rebels won the game, defeating the Gaels 27–20 in front of 8,000 fans. It is the second straight cancellation for the Broncos. Get the latest news and information for the UNLV Rebels. On September 25, 1971, the Rebels played their first game against a Division I school, when they played Utah State of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA), ultimately losing 7–27. 15 Arizona State was the first time the Rebels had beaten a ranked opponent since 2003. The UNLV Rebels football program is a college football team that represents the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Glenn Thomas, who served as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Baylor for the past three seasons, is the new offensive coordinator at UNLV. Former Boise State coach Tony Knap took over the Rebels in 1976, after Ron Meyer's departure. [15], On October 31, 2020, the Rebels opened their new home, Allegiant Stadium, against Nevada, losing 37–19.[16]. UNLV 2019 record: 4-8 overall, 2-6/tied for last in Mountain West Conference West Division Series record: First meeting UNLV vs. the Pac-12: … The Rebels memorable season ended in the national semifinals in the Grantland Rice Bowl, losing to Delaware 11–49. That was followed by losses at Nevada, against Brigham Young and Utah, and at Texas Christian and the Air Force Academy — games in which UNLV was outscored 243–81. The Silver & Black and Sin City seem like an ideal match, as Vegas sports icons past and present are ecstatic about having the Raiders. Rebels officials are progressing with construction of the Fertitta Football Complex and the move to join the Raiders in Las Vegas Stadium in 2020. Wyoming running game barrels past UNLV, 45-14 Despite UNLV's troubles the program sent former Rebels Eric Wright and Beau Bell to the NFL draft. 1. The conference is looking to the spring as an option for football and other fall sports. [17], Nevada leads the series 28–18 as of the conclusion of the 2020 season. — Lee Williams had three short touchdown runs, Trey Smith rushed for a career-high 164 yards with a touchdown and Wyoming rolled up 399 yards on the ground to breeze past winless UNLV 45-14 on Friday night. The UNLV Rebels football program is a college football team that represents the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). [3] The school would repeat its conference hardships in the Mountain West as they lost their conference opener on September 25, 14–52 to Utah. Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo, who has never been a head coach before, will get his chance as he's been hired by UNLV to replace Tony Sanchez. Although the Rebels finished 1–11, Denton still set ten NCAA freshman records. [5] They finished the season 8–5. The Fertitta Football Complex will be built centrally on campus, on the edge of Rebel Park and will offer UNLV players a state-of-the-art headquarters to prepare for success on the field, in the classroom, and in life. [18], Announced schedules as of October 3, 2020. † UNLV forfeited the original 30–13 win due to NCAA sanctions on ineligible players[2] The team is a member of the Mountain West Conference, which is a Division I Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) conference of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). UNLV sports news and features, including conference, nickname, location and official social media handles. Las Vegas and UNLV will host the following championships: 2023 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Regional – T-Mobile Arena. They were members of the … UNLV was picked to finish fifth in the conference, but the team began to fall apart after a surprising loss at Wyoming. On October 17, 1998, UNLV played their first overtime game, losing to San Diego State 17–20. Five days before the season opener, UNLV is facing a pair of challenges — a San Diego State team picked to win the West Division of the Mountain West and which players it will have available. On December 10, 2014, the school announced that Tony Sanchez of Bishop Gorman High School would succeed Hauck as the 11th head coach of UNLV. For the first time, players will have unrestricted access … Citing positive COVD-19 cases, the Mountain West Conference called off the game between Colorado State and UNLV, scheduled for Saturday. Most passing yards, game: 503, Jon Denton (November 16, 1996 vs. 7. With Each Transaction 100% Verified And The Largest Inventory Of Tickets On The Web, SeatGeek Is The Safe Choice For Tickets On The Web. [4] The Rebels would continue their undefeated streak in bowl games as they defeated Arkansas 31–14 in front of a Las Vegas Bowl record 29,113 fans. The Rebels finished the 2008 season with a 5–7 record after starting the season 3–1. A kneel down would have given Baylor the victory, but Baylor chose to run the ball, fumbled and UNLV's Kevin Thomas recovered and returned it 99 yards for a touchdown and a 27–24 Rebel win. Find Other UNLV Rebels Football Dates And See Why SeatGeek Is The Trusted Choice For Tickets. A day after the Big Ten announced it would play a conference-only schedule in all sports this fall, the Pac-12 voted to do the same Friday during a meeting of athletics directors, university presidents and conference officials. The 2009 season was a disappointment and it led to Sanford's dismissal as coach. Most touchdown receptions, game: 4, Henry Bailey (September 17, 1994 vs. Idaho) and Nathaniel Hawkins (October 30, 1971 vs. This week, Ryan McGee talks to his JortsCenter reporters for exclusive information regarding the latest Bottom 10. Dropping football isn’t on UNLV’s radar. Former TCU, Alabama and Texas A&M head coach Dennis Franchione was also interviewed for the position.[7]. They share the stadium with the Las Vegas Raiders. The 1982 season was a big year in UNLV football history as the program hired its fourth head coach, Harvey Hyde and the Rebels became affiliated with a college athletic conference when they joined the Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA). College Football UNLV removes Hey Reb statue from campus, may change mascot. General. Friday's Boise State-UNLV football game is a no go, the Mountain West Conference said. Most games with at least 200 passing yards, career: 24, Randall Cunningham (1982–84), Most games with at least 200 passing yards, season: 11, Sam King (1981), Most games with at least 300 passing yards, career: 9, Jon Denton (1996–97), Most games with at least 300 passing yards, season: 6, Sam King (1981), Most receptions, career: 187, Damon Williams (1995–98). QB Max Gilliam runs 71 yards for UNLV score (0:43), Ronnie Rivers takes a screen pass 33 yards for 6 (0:53), Hey! It took the entire season before the Rebels won their first conference game, a 42–23 victory against Cal State Fullerton on November 27. Their 23–20 victory over No. Friday's Boise State-UNLV football game is a no go, the Mountain West Conference said. UNLV Football Top Prospect Questionnaire. On October 23, 1971, the Rebels opened their new home, Las Vegas Stadium, against Weber State, losing 17–30. Most games with at least 100 receiving yards, career: 8, 4 players, most recently by Earvin Johnson (2001–04), Most games with at least 100 receiving yards, season: 8, Jim Sandusky (1981), This page was last edited on 14 January 2021, at 13:52. The Rebels won their first conference championship in 1984 as the Randall Cunningham led Rebels finished 11–2, including the program's first trip to a bowl game, a 30–13 victory over Toledo in the California Bowl in Fresno, California. The Rebels first PCAA game was a 27–29 loss to Pacific on October 2. Story Links. UNLV wide receiver Randal Grimes was suspended through the end of the year, coach Marcus Arroyo said Tuesday, though no specific reason was given. They share the stadium with the Las Vegas Raiders. View future UNLV football schedules and opponents at FBSchedules.com. The Rebels were forced to forfeit their entire 1983 and 1984 seasons, including the California Bowl.[2]. The Rebels were led by fifth year head coach Tony Sanchez and played their home games at Sam Boyd Stadium. The Rebels trailed on the road against Baylor 24–21 with ten seconds left. Grading college football's new coaching hires, Kiffin vs. Saban highlights the 12 games we're already excited for in 2020, UNLV tabs Oregon OC Arroyo as new head coach. New quarterbacks at LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma and familiar coaches in new places have us eager to kick off the 2020 season. 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