2017 Las Vegas Bowl

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2017 Las Vegas Bowl
26th Las Vegas Bowl
1234 Total
Boise State 141077 38
Oregon 014014 28
DateDecember 17, 2017
Season2017
StadiumSam Boyd Stadium
LocationWhitney, Nevada
MVPBoise State WR Cedrick Wilson Jr.
RefereeAdam Savoie (American)
Attendance36,432
PayoutUS$2,800,000[1]
United States TV coverage
NetworkABC
AnnouncersRece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Molly McGrath
Las Vegas Bowl
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The 2017 Las Vegas Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 16, 2017, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nevada. The twenty-sixth annual Las Vegas Bowl was one of the 2017–18 bowl games that concludes the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The game aired on ABC.

Team selection[edit]

The game featured teams from the Mountain West Conference and Pac-12 Conference. The representative from Mountain West was Boise State, who qualified for the bowl by winning the 2017 Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game. The Pac-12 representative was Oregon. This was Boise State's fourth trip to the Las Vegas Bowl, while it was Oregon's third.

This was the third meeting between the schools, with Boise State having won both previous meeting. The most recent prior meeting was on September 3, 2009, when the Broncos defeated the Ducks by a score of 19–8.[2]

Oregon[edit]

Oregon finished the regular season with a record of 7–5 overall and 4–5 in Pac-12 play, to finish in fourth place in the North Division. The Ducks were led by head coach Mario Cristobal after it was announced on December 5th that head coach Willie Taggart had accepted the head coaching position at Florida State.[3]

Boise State[edit]

Boise State finished the regular season 10–3 overall and 7–1 in Mountain West play, to finish in first place in the Mountain Division. They defeated Fresno State in the Mountain West Championship Game to become Mountain West champions.

Game summary[edit]

Scoring summary[edit]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP BSU ORE
1 8:17 13 67 5:12 BSU Ryan Wolpin 1-yard touchdown run, Hayden Hoggarth kick good 7 0
1 1:21 3 32 1:17 BSU Cedrick Wilson 26-yard touchdown reception from Brett Rypien, Hayden Hoggarth kick good 14 0
2 8:59 12 62 3:56 BSU 39-yard field goal by Hayden Hoggarth 17 0
2 5:11 BSU Interception returned 53 yards for touchdown by Kekaula Kaniho, Hayden Hoggarth kick good 24 0
2 0:37 ORE Fumble recovery returned 86 yards for touchdown by Troy Dye, Aidan Schneider kick good 24 7
2 0:07 ORE Interception returned 100 yards for touchdown by Tyree Robinson, Aidan Schneider kick good 24 14
3 9:41 12 75 5:19 BSU Alec Dhaenens 13-yard touchdown reception from Brett Rypiens, Hayden Hoggarth kick good 31 14
4 10:07 8 78 1:54 ORE Brenden Schooler 24-yard touchdown reception from Justin Herbert, Aidan Schneider kick good 31 21
4 2:22 11 86 5:19 BSU Ryan Wolpin 1-yard touchdown run, Hayden Hoggarth kick good 38 21
4 1:12 4 75 1:10 ORE Jaylon Redd 8-yard touchdown reception from Justin Herbert, Aidan Schneider kick good 38 28
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 38 28

Statistics[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Broncos 14 10 7 7 38
Ducks 0 14 0 14 28
Statistics BSU ORE
First downs 28 14
Plays–yards 90–476 64–280
Rushes–yards 47–107 28–47
Passing yards 369 233
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 23–43–2 26–36–2
Time of possession 36:36 23:24
Team Category Player Statistics
Boise State Passing Brett Rypien 21/38, 362 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Ryan Wolpin 23 car, 71 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Cedrick Wilson Jr. 10 rec, 221 yds, 1 TD
Oregon Passing Justin Herbert 26/36, 233 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Justin Herbert 9 car, 17 yds
Receiving Dillon Mitchell 9 rec, 143 yds

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Football Poll.com". www.collegefootballpoll.com. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Winsipedia - Boise State Broncos vs. Oregon Ducks football series history". Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Willie Taggart leaves Oregon Ducks to become head coach at Florida State". Retrieved 22 December 2017.