In this Aug. 20, 2015, photo, UNLV head football coach Tony Sanchez speaks with a fellow coach during practice in Las Vegas. Sanchez has made the rare jump directly from coaching high school to a head coach position at a college program. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Continuing the look at UCLA’s 2016 schedule, here is a breakdown of the Bruins’ second opponent of the year, UNLV.
UCLA vs. UNLV
Saturday, Sept. 10 | Rose Bowl
5 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Network
2015 in review
Head coach Tony Sanchez jumped from prep football powerhouse Bishop Gorman to UNLV in 2015, coaching the Rebels to a 3-9 record during his first year at the helm. It’s a very underwhelming record, but when compared to UNLV’s equally underwhelming history recently, it doesn’t look so bad. The three-win season marked only the second time since 2009 that the Rebels got more than two victories, and four of the losses were by seven or fewer points. UCLA got a 37-3 road victory over UNLV on Sept. 12 in which the Bruins racked up 526 total yards. Continue reading