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Pack releases2017 schedule

Nevada announces 2017 football schedule

The University of Nevada football team has released its 2017 schedule.

The Mountain West conference office announced dates for all league games on Thursday. Telecast and kickoff times will be announced at a later date.

Nevada's schedule features eight teams that went to a bowl game last year, plus the annual Battle for the Fremont Cannon during rivalry week on Nov. 25. Boise State also returns to the schedule after a two-year absence as the Pack travels to face the Broncos on Nov. 4.

Jay 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 visits Washington State.

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Conference play opens on Sept. 30 at Fresno State and the Wolf Pack return on Oct. 7 to host Hawai`i. A trip to Fort Collins follows as Nevada plays Colorado State on Oct. 14 before hosting Air Force on Oct. 21.

The Wolf Pack will have a bye week during the weekend of Oct. 28, followed by the trip to Boise State on Nov. 4 and then San José State on Nov. 11.