Heisman Trophy finalist Kellen Moore led No. 10 Boise State to a 26-3 win over No. 19 Utah on Dec. 22, 2010, before the second biggest crowd in the event’s history (41,923).
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Walter Payton, the all-time NFL great known as “Sweetness,” gave a stirring speech the day before the Las Vegas Bowl in 1997.
Boise State became the first team to go 3-0 at the Las Vegas Bowl after defeating first-time visitor Washington 28-26 on Dec. 22, 2012.
The 20th Las Vegas Bowl between Boise State and Arizona State was filled with big plays.
North Carolina became the first and only team from the Atlantic Coast Conference to play in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 19, 1998.
The Las Vegas Bowl is six days from announcing its 2016 matchup. And bowl director John Saccenti says it’s a mystery to him who the opponents will be.
After falling short in the inaugural Las Vegas Bowl, UNR returned to Sam Boyd Stadium three years later.
The Las Vegas Bowl in 1999 featured the first bowl meeting between the Western Athletic Conference and Mountain West.
New Mexico placekicker Katie Hnida became the first woman to play in an NCAA Division 1-A game when she attempted an extra point against UCLA during the Las Vegas Bowl on Christmas Day 2002.
Brigham Young, the first Mountain West champion to play in the Las Vegas Bowl, rolled past Oregon 38-8 on Dec. 21, 2006.
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