The 2001 edition to the Las Vegas Bowl was the 10th edition of that annual game. It featured the USC Trojans, and the Utah Utes.
The game was dominated by defense. Utah opened the scoring on a 3 yard touchdown run by Adam Tate, leading 7–0. They increased their lead to 10–0 in the second quarter, with a 26 yard field goal from Ryan Kaneshiro. That would be their final score of the game. In the third quarter, USC's Sunny Byrd scored a touchdown from 2 yards out, but the extra point missed leaving the score 10–6. Utah held on to win the game over USC.