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UNLV loses 35-33 to Eastern Washington in OT2 of season opener

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Posted at 8:25 PM, Sep 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-03 01:47:52-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The UNLV Rebels football season is officially underway, kicking off with a bang in a game that went into second overtime.

Ultimately, though, the team fell short, losing to Eastern Washington Eagles 35-33.

The Rebels had been eyeing this day on the calendar for a while now. Not only was it their season opener, but it was the first time UNLV could have fans at full capacity inside of Allegiant Stadium.

The Las Vegas Raiders recently announced fans will need to show proof of vaccination to be allowed inside the stadium.

UNLV does not require fans to show proof of vaccination. Instead, masks are required to be worn at all times for vaccinated and non-vaccinated fans.

We saw COVID-19 really impact the team a season ago, and despite still having to abide by COVID-19 protocols, whenever a new season rolls around it always sets new expectations.