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The 2010 non-conference schedule wasn't kind to the Rebels.
The Rebels opened the 2010 season by playing host to Big Ten champion Wisconsin, a game in which they held their own, but eventually lost 41-21.
After getting romped 30-7 in Moscow, ID by 2009 bowl invitee Idaho and crushed 44-26 by their bitter archival Nevada, the Rebels made the long trip to Morgantown, WV.
Not only were the Rebels playing clear across the country against a Big East power, but it was also an early morning game, not exactly ideal conditions for Bobby Hauck's squad. The result, a 49-10 thrashing.
And, after being battered and bruised in Mountain West Conference play, the Rebels ended the season against the offensively magnificent Hawaii Warriors, where the trip to Honolulu ended in a 59-21 beating.
Fortunately for the Rebels, they avoid West Virginia and Idaho in 2011.
Unfortunately for the Rebels, they play at Wisconsin, at Washington State and at Nevada in 2011.
Saying that, according to the old adage, there is "no rest for the weary" doesn't even begin to encapsulate the brutality of the Rebels 2011 non-conference slate.