Thursday, January 10, 2008


the Las Vegas Bowl
Saturday, December 22nd, 8:00pm
Las Vegas, Nevada
(10-2)_____Mtn West____341.36
(6-6)______Pac 10_____117.96
WeekOpponentoPtsRes, ScoreWeekOpponentoPtsRes, Score
4Air Force233.04W, 31-62Brigham Young341.36W, 27-17
13@ Utah213.09W, 17-1013Oregon251.78W, 16-0
5@ New Mexico154.27W, 31-245@ Oregon State209.72W, 40-14
11Texas Christian152.78W, 27-228California87.95W, 30-21
1Arizona69.56W, 20-74Washington-9.10W, 44-31
12Wyoming-10.46W, 35-101@ Stanford-46.40W, 45-17
14San Diego State-84.17W, 48-2714@ Southern California321.57L, 7-24
10@ Colorado State-109.69W, 35-1611Arizona State241.74L, 20-24
7@ Nevada-Las Vegas-178.30W, 24-143@ Utah213.09L, 6-44
8Eastern Washington-W, 42-710@ Arizona69.56L, 27-34
3@ Tulsa164.04L, 47-559@ Washington State31.17L, 7-27
2@ UCLA117.96L, 17-276Notre Dame-135.92L, 6-20

Rematch! The first game went to the Bruins at home in September, which was the best and worst game for each team, respectively. But since then the Cougars have had a bit of a better season. Just a bit.

The chart says it all in terms of seasonal progress.

Intangibles: How will the BYU players and fans react to Vegas? Something's gotta give there...

The Line: UCLA +6

The Story: As is a main storyline for this bowl season, the Bruins are interim'd. Not only that, but the school is still interviewing for a coach, not having already scooped up one for next season as most other schools have. Of course it doesn't just come down to coaches, the Cougar's desire for revenge is big too...

The Call: BYU by 10

The Result: BYU 17-16 = Another solid game. BYU finishes a great season, winning their last 10.

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