2001 SEGA Sports Las Vegas Bowl
10th Las Vegas Bowl
1234 Total
Utah 7300 10
USC 0060 6
DateDecember 25, 2001
StadiumSam Boyd Stadium
LocationWhitney, Nevada
RefereeJack Childress (ACC)
PayoutUS$800,000 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
Las Vegas Bowl
 < 2000  2002

The 2001 Las Vegas Bowl was the 10th edition of the annual college football bowl game. It featured the Utah Utes and the USC Trojans.

Game summary

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.


  1. ^ "CNNSI.com - 2001 College Bowls - 2001-02 bowl games schedule - Thursday January 03, 2002 11:38 PM". Archived from the original on April 19, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2008.