UNR football to play at Big Ten’s Iowa in 2022

UNR quarterback Cody Fajardo (17) hands the ball off to running back Don Jackson (6) against Brigham Young at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, on Oct. 18, 2014. The Wolf Pack beat the Cougars, 42-35. (Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports)

RENO, Nev. — Nevada will play its first football game ever against Iowa when the Wolf Pack travel to the Big Ten school in 2022.

The two schools announced Wednesday the game will be played at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Sept. 17, 2022.

It means the Wolf Pack of the Mountain West Conference will play Big Ten teams in three of the next four seasons. They host Purdue in their 2019 season-opener and travel to Penn State in 2020.

Nevada coach Jay Norvell began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Iowa where he earned all-Big Ten honors as a defensive back and helped lead the Hawkeyes to the 1986 Rose Bowl.