Nevada football adds game at UCLA for 2026 season

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The Nevada football will return to the Rose Bowl in 2026 after scheduling a game at UCLA in a move announced Friday.

The Wolf Pack opened the 2013 season at UCLA, a 58-20 loss. That was part of a multi-game series with Nevada and UCLA playing a home-and-home in 2015 and 2016 that was canceled in 2014.

Nevada will gets its second crack at the Bruins on Sept. 29, 2026. UCLA went 4-8 overall and 4-5 in Pac-12 play last season, its second under Chip Kelly.

No financial details for the game were released, but the Wolf Pack has routinely gotten seven-figure paychecks for game against Power 5 opponents in the last decade.

Nevada's future schedule

Here’s a look at Nevada’s non-conference payouts for its future-scheduled games.


Aug. 29: vs. UC Davis (-$375,000)

Sept. 5: at Arkansas (+$1.5 million)

Sept. 12: vs. UTEP (-$400,000)

Sept. 19: at South Florida (+$225,000)

Net: +$950,000


Sept. 4: at Cal (unknown payment)

Sept. 11: vs. Idaho State (-$350,000)

Sept. 18: at Kansas State (+$1 million)

Oct. 9: vs. New Mexico State (-$200,000)

Net: TBD


Aug. 27: at New Mexico State (+$200,000)

Sept. 3: vs. Texas State (-$400,000)

Sept. 10: vs. Incarnate Word (-$400,000)

Sept. 17: at Iowa ($1.5 million)

Net: +$900,000


Sept. 2: at USC (+$1.6 million)

Sept. 16: at Texas State (+$400,000)

Net: TBD


Sept. 14: at Minnesota (TBD)


Sept. 19: at UCLA (TBD)

TBD future year

at Penn State (+$1.45 million)

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