2000 Las Vegas Bowl

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2000 Las Vegas Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 7 7 0 0 14
UNLV 0 14 7 10 31
Date December 25, 2000
Season 2000
Stadium Sam Boyd Stadium
Location Whitney, Nevada
Payout US$800,000 per team[1]
Las Vegas Bowl
 < 1999  2001

The 2000 edition to the Las Vegas Bowl was the 9th edition of that annual game. It featured the Arkansas Razorbacks, and the hometown UNLV Rebels.

Arkansas scored first on a 7-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Robby Hampton to wide receiver Rod Stinson for a 7-0 Razorback lead. In the second quarter, UNLV tied the score at 7, following a 19-yard touchdown pass from Jason Thomas to Nate Turner. Arkansas answered with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Hampton to Boo Williams, giving the Razorbacks a 14-7 lead. But with Thomas and Turner connecting for their second score, the game became a 14-14 tie at intermission.

In the third quarter, Jason Thomas notched his third passing touchdown of the game, a 54 yarder to Troy Mason, giving UNLV a 21-14 lead it wouldn't relinquish. In the fourth quarter, Dillon Pieffer kicked a 26-yard field goal to increase the Rebels lead to 24-14. Kevin Brown's 14 yard touchdown run made the final margin 31-14.


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