2004 Las Vegas Bowl

The 2004 Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl was a post–season American college football bowl game, held on December 23, 2004, at Sam Boyd Stadium on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as a part of 2004–05 NCAA Bowl season. It was the 13th edition of the Las Vegas Bowl. The game featured the Wyoming Cowboys from the Mountain West Conference and the UCLA Bruins from the Pac-10 Conference. The game marked the first meeting between the two programs.

2004 Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl
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UCLA (blue on defense) vs. Wyoming (white on offense)
1234 Total
Wyoming 100014 24
UCLA 01470 21
DateDecember 23, 2004
Season2004
StadiumSam Boyd Stadium
LocationWhitney, Nevada
MVPCorey Bramlet (Wyoming)[1]
RefereeRocky Goode (SEC)[2]
Attendance29,062[2]
PayoutUS$750,000 per team[3]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersRon Franklin (Play-by-Play)
Mike Gottfried (Analyst)
Erin Andrews (Sidelines)
Las Vegas Bowl
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Wyoming appeared in their first Las Vegas Bowl, and their first trip to a bowl game since appearing in the 1993 Copper Bowl. It was their 11th bowl appearance in program history. The win ended the Cowboys' six-game bowl losing streak. UCLA made its second trip to the Las Vegas bowl, their 26th trip to a bowl, and third consecutive bowl trip. The Bruins had defeated the New Mexico Lobos 27–13 in the 2002 Las Vegas Bowl.

Wyoming upset UCLA, 24–21, on a 12–yard touchdown pass from Corey Bramlet to John Wadkowski with 57 seconds left in the game. The game was televised by ESPN.

Game summaryEdit

UCLA wore their home blue uniforms, and Wyoming wore white visitor uniforms. MVP Corey Bramlet went 20–34 for 307 yards and 2 touchdowns. Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 126 yards on 26 carries for the Bruins. The Cowboys out gained the Bruins in yardage, 405 to 311.

StatisticsEdit

Statistics Wyoming UCLA
First Downs 19 19
Total offense, plays - yards 68-405 66-311
Rushes-yards (net) 30–76 42–126
Passing yards (net) 329 185
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 21-38-1 13-24-0
Time of Possession 30:11 29:49

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Wyoming UCLA
1 5:57 6 73 3:31 Wyoming 39-yard field goal by Deric Yaussi 3 0
1 4:11 3 29 1:29 Wyoming Tyler Holden 10-yard touchdown reception from Corey Bramlet, Deric Yaussi kick good 10 0
2 7:58 5 56 2:03 UCLA Junior Taylor 29-yard touchdown reception from Drew Olson, Justin Medlock kick good 10 7
2 1:50 4 30 1:21 UCLA Craig Bragg 17-yard touchdown reception from David Koral, Justin Medlock kick good 10 14
3 7:11 12 80 5:43 UCLA Craig Bragg 25-yard touchdown reception from David Koral, Justin Medlock kick good 10 21
4 12:50 6 63 2:44 Wyoming J.J. Raterink 22-yard touchdown reception from Javon Bouknight, Deric Yaussi kick good 17 21
4 0:57 10 72 3:05 Wyoming John Wadkowski 12-yard touchdown reception from Corey Bramlet, Deric Yaussi kick good 24 21
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 24 21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MAACO Bowl Las Vegas". Archived from the original on January 7, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Wyoming vs UCLA Bruins (Dec 23, 2004)". UCLABruins.com. Archived from the original on September 15, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "UCLA". Archived from the original on May 11, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2008.

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