UNLV adds football dates with UTSA in '21, Idaho State in '22

UTSA series will be a home-and-home spread over six years

Paul Ihander
January 13, 2021 - 12:15 pm
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

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UNLV football will travel to University of Texas-San Antonio this fall as part of a trio of future games announced Wednesday by Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois.

The Rebels will meet the Roadrunners of Conference USA for the first time in a home-and-home series that begins October 2, 2021, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.  UTSA finished the 2020 season 7-5 after an appearance in the First Responder Bowl.  They will return the game at Allegiant Stadium on September 18, 2027.

UNLV will open the 2022 season by hosting Idaho State on September 3 at Allegiant Stadium. The Rebels and Bengals have met eight times since 1969 with UNLV holding a 6-2 mark against the Big Sky Conference program, including taking the most-recent meeting in 2015. Former Rebel offensive coordinator Rob Phenicie has been ISU’s head coach since 2017.