2000 Las Vegas Bowl
1234 Total
Arkansas 7700 14
UNLV 014710 31
DateDecember 21, 2000
Season2000
StadiumSam Boyd Stadium
LocationWhitney, Nevada
PayoutUS$800,000 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN2
AnnouncersSteve Levy, Todd Christensen, and Heather Cox
Las Vegas Bowl
 < 1999  2001

The 2000 Las Vegas Bowl was the ninth edition of the annual college football bowl game. It featured the Arkansas Razorbacks and the hometown UNLV Rebels.

Game summary

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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