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1999 Las Vegas Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Fresno State University 7 0 3 6 16
University of 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
 < 1998  2000

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 summaryEdit

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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