The Bulls will face Nevada in Home-and-Home Series and have completed the 2012 football schedule with USF traveling to Reno next season on Sept. 8, 2012. The Bulls will face the Wolf pack twice over the next five years, on Sept. 08, 2012 and Nevada heading to Tampa Oct. 03, 2015.
"We are excited to come to this agreement with Nevada. With everything that's going on around the country, schools are having a difficult time finishing off their schedules," said Athletics Doug Woolard. "We're happy that a quality program like Nevada had an opening and we look forward to facing them next season and in 2015."
"USF has an outstanding football team that will present us with some unique challenges," said Nevada head Coach Chris Ault. "They are well coached and have some quality players. This is a game our fans won't want to miss."
This will be only the third time that the Bulls will play that far west during the regular season. USF played at San Diego St. in 1999 and they also traveled to Utah in 2001.
"Nevada offers a difficult test for us," said USF head coach Skip Holtz. "Offensively, they've been very productive under coach Ault and they've had a lot of success as a team over the last few years. Going on the road and playing in a tough environment early in the season will give us an opportunity to see where we are and could help us as we move deeper into the schedule."
Nevada will play in the Mountain West Conference for 2012 after moving from the Western Athletic Conference. The Wolfpack is coming off a 7-6 season and was tied for second in the WAC with a 5-2 record. The Wolfpack finished the year ranked sixth nationally in total offense (506.7 ypg), posted 247.5 rushing yards and 31.7 points per game. Nevada has gone to seven straight bowl games, and faced No. 19 ranked Southern Miss in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, falling 24-17 last season. In 2010 they had a13-1 season and went 8-5 in 2009.
Sept. 01 vs Chattanooga
Sept. 08 at Nevada
Sept. 22 at Ball State
Sept. 29 vs Florida State
Nov. 24 at Miami