For the first time ever, Vanderbilt and Nevada will face off when the two teams play at Vanderbilt Stadium on Sept. 8, 2018. The Commodores announced the early-season matchup on Thursday.
This announcement completes the first four non-conference games in Vanderbilt’s 2018 schedule. The Commodores open with Middle Tennessee State, then play Nevada, Notre Dame and Tennessee State.
Vandy won’t know its SEC schedule for 2018 until the league office announces it later this year.
Nevada is part of the Mountain West Conference, joining Hawaii (2022-23) and Colorado State (2020-21, 2025-26) as MWC teams that Vanderbilt has recently added to its future schedules. The Commodores own a 2-3 all-time record against Mountain West teams.
Vandy also announced on Thursday that its 2017 season opener with Middle Tennessee State will kick off at 7 p.m. CT.