Las Vegas Bowl Preview History
2011 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Game Preview:
This year’s entries into the annals of Las Vegas Bowl history will attempt to scorch the air hotter than the midday sidewalk on The Strip. The Arizona Sun Devils bring in the 11th ranked air attack in the country, and weren’t afraid to use it to beat top contenders like Missouri or USC earlier in the year. In the Boise State Broncos, they face a formidable foe that was one bad field goal away from playing in a BCS bowl this year. This will be Heisman hopeful quarterback Kellen Moore’s last game for the Broncos, so be prepared to have the Las Vegas sky lit up on December 22nd!
2010 Las Vegas Bowl Preview:
This year's Las Vegas Bowl could be renamed the "What Coulda Been Bowl." The Mountain West's Utah Utes and WAC powerhouse Boise State Broncos were all but assured a BCS bowl until surprise losses sunk their hopes. Their loss is our gain. Now on December 22nd, in one of the earlier bowl games, America can watch two of college football's best duke it out.
The motor that runs the Broncos is Heisman finalist Kellen Moore who threw for 3,506 yards and had a 33/5 TD/INT ratio. The scary part is that he has excellent complimentary teammates in receivers Titus Young (1,151 yards, 9 TDs), Austin Pettis (804 yards, 9 touchdowns) and running back Doug Martin (1,113 yards, 11 touchdowns). On the other side of the ball, Boise State's defense is almost as efficient with a unit that ranked fourth in the points allowed.
Utah's defensive and offensive units aren't as solid as Boise's, but they are still top-20 units. Quarterback Jordan Wynn's shoulder surgery won't let him play, but back-up Terrance Cain is more than capable, going 9-1 as the team's starter. The backfield is split evenly among rushers Eddie Wide and Matt Asiata, who ran for a combined 1,356 yards and 19 scores. The real test will be the defense's ability to hold the almost-unstoppable Broncos offense. It was ranked 23rd nationally, but gave up a combined 75 points to TCU and Notre Dame in their back-to-back losses, their only two of the season. It will be on them to make sure this game stays as competitive as most people think it will be.
2009 Las Vegas Bowl Preview:
The 2009 Maaco Las Vegas Bowl will be a nice matchup between the BYU Cougars and the Oregon State Beavers. BYU and the Beavers are both talented teams that will be looking to end their seasons on a high note. Expect the 2009 Las Vegas Bowl to be a great game and possibly very high scoring. TicketCity is a sponsor of the 2009 Maaco Las Vegas Bowl.
2008 Las Vegas Bowl Preview:
Last year's Las Vegas Bowl was a nail-biter, as UCLA drove to the BYU 13 yard line with three seconds remaining. UCLA's 28-yard field goal attempt was partially blocked, and BYU pulled out the win, 17-16. The same could happen at this year's Las Vegas Bowl as the BYU Cougars return, this time to face the Arizona Wildcats. BYU's return is only one reason you should get your tickets now to the bowl game played at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The casinos are going strong all year long, but there is only one day per year to see some of the best college football in Las Vegas!