UNLV, TCU Week 0 Possibility At Allegiant Stadium
Former Mountain West foes to meet up?
Rebs vs. Horned Frogs happening?
This has left multiples holes in UNLV’s schedule and there is now a report out of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is more than optimistic with the Rebels swapping out Cal for a potential game against TCU.
The school has yet to sign a formal contract and has not announced an opponent. However, sources said there is a growing belief that, assuming football is played this fall and Big 12 schools can play non-conference opponents, TCU will open its season at UNLV on Aug. 29. UNLV was scheduled to face Cal on Aug. 29, the week before the TCU-Cal game in Berkeley, California.
If TCU and UNLV play, the game would be at Las Vegas’ new Allegiant Stadium. Allegiant Stadium will host home games for UNLV and the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.
A final decision on the TCU-UNLV game could come as early as this week.
This would be a huge get for the Rebels and not only because they get another game on its schedule but that it is a Power 5 team and at home in the shiny new Allegiant Stadium.
If this game does happen it would put UNLV at 11 games this year with only the Sept. 12 date as open. That was the week Arizona State was to come to Las Vegas.
These two teams were both members of the Mountain West from 2005-11 and those years saw the Horned Frogs win every game against the Rebels. The last win for UNLV over TCU was a narrow 21-19 win in 1997.