1999 Las Vegas Bowl

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1999 Las Vegas Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Fresno State 7 0 3 6 16
Utah 7 0 7 3 17
Date December 18, 1999
Season 1999
Stadium Sam Boyd Stadium
Location Whitney, Nevada
MVP Mike Anderson, Utah
Attendance 28,227
Payout US$750,000 per team[1]


Las Vegas Bowl
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The 1999 edition to the Las Vegas Bowl was the 8th edition of that annual game. It featured the Fresno State Bulldogs, and the Utah Utes.

Game summary[edit]

Fresno State scored first, when Utah placekicker Cletus Truhe had his field goal attempt blocked. It was recovered by Fresno State cornerback Payton Williams and returned 75 yards for a touchdown, to make it 7–0 Fresno State. Running back Mike Anderson scored on a 34 yard touchdown run later in the 1st quarter to tie it at 7. He would finish the game with a Las Vegas Bowl record 254 yards rushing, and the game's MVP award. The second quarter would provide no scoring.

Kicker Jeff Hanna gave Fresno State a 10–7 lead in the third quarter with a 27 yard field goal. Mike Anderson would give the lead back to Utah with a 5 yard touchdown run, making it a 14–10 Utah lead. Fresno State scored in the fourth quarter, on a 2 yard touchdown run by Derrick Ward, but the all important extra point was blocked, leaving Fresno State with a 16–14 lead. Utah would later win it on a 33 yard Cletus Truhe field goal.

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