UNLV and Wyoming, two teams that understand how tenuous the situation is in the year of the coronavirus pandemic, will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at Allegiant Stadium.
UNLV took last week’s game being canceled as an opportunity to get back to work on the practice field in advance of Friday’s game against Wyoming.
Freshman receiver Kyle Williams leads UNLV with 21 catches for 211 yards, and he scored his first touchdown last week against San Jose State.
— The Rebels won’t play at Colorado State on Saturday while the Raiders placed seven more defensive players on the COVID-19 list.
Four UNLV players tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the first cancellation for the Rebels this season and the second for Colorado State.
A report Tuesday said UNLV’s football game against Colorado State on Saturday has been canceled, but was later updated to say it has not been.
The Rebels fell to 0-4 with a loss to San Jose State on Saturday, but the Rebels are taking steps in the right direction, according to first-year coach Marcus Arroyo.
New Mexico, forced to abandon the state because of coronavirus restrictions, lost to UNR on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in their first game in their new home away from home.
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UNLV is 0-3 for the first time since 2015, but coach Marcus Arroyo is encouraged by some signs of the culture shift he sees within the program.
The Rebels set season highs with 242 yards rushing and 402 total yards and were 11 of 20 on third downs and 2 of 2 on fourth downs Saturday against Fresno State.
The Rebels turned the ball over three times in the second half, including two fourth-quarter interceptions that thwarted any hopes of a comeback Saturday at Allegiant Stadium.
The Rebels have struggled to produce long rushing or passing plays in their first two games. They will get another chance Saturday when they host Fresno State.