The 18th annual Las Vegas Bowl sponsored by MAACO pits No. 15 BYU against No. 16 Oregon State. For the fifth straight year all the tickets have been sold out. Fans can still contact BYU and Oregon State ticket offices for seats to the game. The game will be played on December 22nd and a crowd of 40,000 is expected. The game kicks off at 5 pm and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
BYU (10-2) is making it’s fifth straight trip to the Las Vegas Bowl. Last year they were upset by Arizona 31-21. Oregon State (8-4) makes it’s first trip back to the Las Vegas Bowl since their victory over New Mexico in 2003. Oregon State could have easily been playing in the Rose Bowl against Ohio State but could not hold off Oregon in the last game of the season sending Oregon to the Rose Bowl. Oregon State played earlier this year at Sam Boyd Stadium (Las Vegas Bowl) where they escaped with a victory over UNLV 23-21.
I am picking BYU over Oregon State 38-24.