The University of Nevada football team will travel to Brigham Young University in 2010 for the final game of a three-game football series that started in 2001, athletics directors Tom Holmoe of BYU and Cary Groth of Nevada announced today.
The series started with a BYU victory over Nevada in 2001 in Provo and continued with a Nevada win in 2002 in Reno. The third game of the series has been rescheduled multiple times at the request of both schools. But a suitable date - Sept. 25, 2010 - has been found that fits into the schedules of both schools for the final game of the series. The game will be played at BYU's LaVell Edwards Stadium.
"I am pleased that we were able to find a date that fits well into the schedules of both schools," Groth said. "Both schools worked hard to make sure we secured the third game of this series and we are looking forward to this game and to our trip to Provo."
"I am pleased we were able to work out the details of completing the third and final game of the original series," Holmoe said. “Both teams have enjoyed recent success and the game should be a good one in the eyes of both schools and the fans.”
Despite being relatively close geographically, the teams have met in football just seven times before. The 2001 game marked the first meeting since 1940.
All of Nevada’s non-conference opponents in 2010 will be from the Mountain West Conference. Nevada is scheduled to open the season at home against Colorado State and San Diego State before traveling to BYU and closing out the non-conference schedule at UNLV.