Nevada releases 2017 football schedule
RENO – The University of Nevada football team has released its 2017 schedule, the first season for new head coach Jay Norvell, who replaced Brian Polian.
The Mountain West conference office announced dates for all league games on Thursday, while telecast and kickoff times will be announced at a later date.
Nevada’s 2017 slate is highlighted by eight teams that went to a bowl game last year, plus the annual Battle for the Fremont Cannon during traditional rivalry week on Nov. 25.
The Wolf Pack also sees the return of Boise State to the schedule after a two-year absence as the Pack travels to face the Broncos on Nov. 4.
Norvell’s first game as head coach will be in Big 10 country as the Wolf Pack opens Sept. 2 at Northwestern. Nevada will then come home for the Mackay Stadium opener on Sept. 9 against Toledo and remain home to play Idaho State at Mackay on Sept. 16. Non-conference play concludes on Sept. 23 when Nevada travels to play Washington State.
Conference play opens on Sept. 30 at Fresno State and the Wolf Pack will come back to Mackay on Oct. 7 to take on Hawai`i. A road game to Fort Collins follows as Nevada plays Colorado State on Oct. 14 before playing host to Air Force on Oct. 21.
After eight straight games to open the season, the Wolf Pack will enjoy a bye week during the weekend of Oct. 28. November opens with the trip to Boise State on the 4th, following by a home game against San José State on Nov. 11.