Notre Dame has filled a spot on an upcoming schedule today. UNLV will be heading to South Bend for the first time in 2022.
The two football programs have never met on the gridiron. This is also UNLV’s first trip as a program out to Indiana, according to the school’s release. The Rebels will make $1.35 million in return for the road trip.
The game is currently set for Oct. 22. That date had been penciled in for the annual Navy game, per FBSchedules, which means it will be elsewhere on the schedule.
Notre Dame opens that season with a huge game vs. Ohio State. Marshall and Cal are also set for that September, with games against Stanford, Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Boston College, and Syracuse elsewhere on the slate. A trip to Cal is the other non-conference game currently on the Rebels’ slate.
UNLV football announces it will play at Notre Dame in 2022.
The Rebels will be paid $1.35 million for the date. Fans who want to make the trip to an historic opponent should mark off Oct. 22, 2022 on their calendars.
— Mike Grimala (@MikeGrimala) March 17, 2020
Notre Dame is coming off of an 11-2 2019 season, the 10th under Brian Kelly. The team ended the year in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, a 33-9 win over Iowa State.
UNLV is transitioning into a new coaching tenure. The team hired former Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo this offseason. He will be in his third season with the Rebels, once this trip to Notre Dame rolls around.
Under Tony Sanchez, the team went just 4-8 in 2019. The team’s last bowl game was the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl, after a 7-6 2013 season under Bobby Hauck.