The Las Vegas Bowl came about as part of a rebranding of the California Raisin Bowl. That game was played in Fresno, Claif., from 1981-91. In 1992, the game was moved to Las Vegas and renamed.

From 2009-12, the bowl was named the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas. The name Las Vegas Bowl returns in 2013.

Since 2001, the game has featured the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences. The fifth-place Pac-12 team to meet its MWC opponent.

Memorable moments

• In 1995, the contest between Toledo and Nevada was the first overtime game in the history of college football. The OT rules were initiated during the 1995 postseason and then used in all games thereafter. Wasean Tait is the answer to a trivia question; he scored the first overtime touchdown in college football as Toledo won 40-37.

• In 2002, Katie Hnida became the first woman to participate in an FBS game when she attempted an extra point for New Mexico in its game with UCLA. Her kick was blocked and UCLA won the game 27-13, giving interim head coach Ed Kezirian his only win at the helm of the Bruins.

LAS VEGAS BOWL RESULTS
YEARWINNERSCORELOSERSCORE
1992Bowling Green35Nevada34
1993Utah State42Ball State33
1994UNLV52Central Michigan24
1995Toledo40Nevada37 (OT)
1996Nevada18Ball State15
1997Oregon41Air Force13
1998North Carolina20San Diego State13
1999Utah17Fresno State16
2000UNLV31Arkansas14
2001Utah10Southern California6
2002UCLA27New Mexico13
2003Oregon State55New Mexico14
2004Wyoming24UCLA21
2005California35BYU28
2006BYU38Oregon8
2007BYU17UCLA16
2008Arizona31BYU21
2009BYU44Oregon State20
2010Boise State26Utah3
2011Boise State56Arizona State24
2012Boise State28Washington26
2013Southern California45Fresno State20