Who will start for UNLV?

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UNLV finds itself in a predicament for its season opener at home against the Bengals of Idaho State. The QB situation has been a mystery, and they cannot figure out who is starting with gameday approaching. Let’s break it down and see why they might be in this situation.

Harrison Bailey: A former starter in the SEC who transferred to the Rebels in January took part in spring practice with his new school. Bailey can drive the ball downfield and shows good touch and ball location. He is a big 6’5 220 transfer from Tennessee in 2021. Bailey has the makings of being a superstar QB for the Rebels due to his massive size and ability to deliver the football anywhere. He does not provide a run threat and needs to keep improving his mobility and feet.

UNLV Football Spring Practice

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Doug Brumfield: Also, a big 6’5 225 QB. Brumfield’s a fast QB who can do things with his legs in the offensive. The tall, left-handed quarterback seeks to remain healthy and reclaim the starting spot. He completed 17-of-39 pass attempts for 320 yards, two TDs, and one interception. Last year against Fresno State, Brumfield looked like a star with an 80-yard TD pass against Fresno State before he dealt with injuries.

UNLV quarterback Doug Brumfield (2) against Arizona State during the second half of an NCAA col ...

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Cameron Friel: The reigning Mountain West Freshman of the Year returns as a true sophomore this fall. Impressive arm strength and accuracy to all levels of the field. Friel became UNLV’s eighth conference first-year student of the year winner. He is listed as the third stringer. It will be interesting to see if Friel sees another significant amount this year.

Oct 16, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; UNLV Rebels quarterback Cameron Friel (7) looks to make a throw against the Utah State Aggies at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

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UNLV battles Idaho State This Saturday at Allegiant Stadium. Home of the Las Vegas Raiders. The game time is at 3:30 pm est.

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S.K. Patrick is a sports journalist from Louisville, Ky with over 5 years of sports journalism experience. Patrick graduated from the University of Louisville with his BA in mass communications and a minor in marketing. Patrick has been part of Louisville's local sports community for several years. He’s a former high school football player and little league football coach. Patrick has covered press conferences and games for U of L’s Sports Information Office. He now covers the ACC, along with Western Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati. He has reported on Rick Pitino, Bobby Petrino, Jimbo Fisher, Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, and many others. Professionally he has covered the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine.

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