2021 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
29th Las Vegas Bowl
1234 Total
Wisconsin 14600 20
Arizona State 3370 13
DateDecember 30, 2021
Season2021
StadiumAllegiant Stadium
LocationParadise, Nevada
MVPBraelon Allen (RB, Wisconsin)
FavoriteWisconsin by 8[1]
RefereeDavid Smith (SEC)[2]
Attendance32,515
PayoutUS$2,900,000[3]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersBeth Mowins (play-by-play), Kirk Morrison (analyst), and Dawn Davenport (sideline)
Las Vegas Bowl
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The 2021 Las Vegas Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 30, 2021, with kickoff at 10:30 p.m. EST (7:30 p.m. local PST) on ESPN.[4] It was the 29th edition of the Las Vegas Bowl (after the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic), and was one of the 2021–22 bowl games concluding the 2021 FBS football season. Sponsored by roofing distribution company SRS Distribution, the game was officially known as the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl.

Teams

The bowl featured Wisconsin of the Big Ten Conference (Big Ten) and Arizona State of the Pac-12 Conference. This was the fifth meeting between the two programs, with Arizona State holding a 3–1 edge in previous meetings, the most recent occurring in 2013.[5] This was Wisconsin's first trip to the Las Vegas Bowl. This was Arizona State's third trip to the Las Vegas Bowl. They lost their two previous trips (2011 to Boise State, and 2018 to Fresno State).

Wisconsin Badgers

Main article: 2021 Wisconsin Badgers football team

Wisconsin, 8-4 (6-3 in conference play), have won six out of their last seven bowl game appearances. All-American linebacker Leo Chenal and freshman All-American tailback Braelon Allen are top players for the Badgers.

Arizona State Sun Devils

Main article: 2021 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

Arizona State entered the bowl with an 8–4 record overall, and a 6–3 record in Pac-12 play. The Sun Devils finished in second place in the conference's South Division, tied with UCLA.

Game summary

2021 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
1 2 34Total
Wisconsin 14 6 0020
Arizona State 3 3 7013

at Allegiant StadiumParadise, Nevada

  • Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
  • Game time: 10:30 p.m. EST (7:30 p.m. local PST)
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • Game attendance: 32,515
  • Referee: David Smith
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Kirk Morrison (analyst), and Dawn Davenport (sideline)
  • Box score
Game information
First quarter
  • 11:40 WISC – John Chenal 8-yard rush, Collin Larsh kick good. Drive: 4 plays, 36 yards, 1:34. Wisconsin 7–0
  • 4:21 ASU – Cristian Zendejas 38-yard field goal. Drive: 14 plays, 55 yards, 7:19. Wisconsin 7–3
  • 1:37 WISC – Jake Ferguson 7-yard pass from Graham Mertz, Collin Larsh kick good. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:44. Wisconsin 14–0
Second quarter
  • 11:13 ASU – Cristian Zendejas 36-yard field goal. Drive: 7 plays, 17 yards, 2:46. Wisconsin 14–6
  • 5:42 WISC – Collin Larsh 48-yard field goal. Drive: 10 plays, 45 yards, 5:31. Wisconsin 17–6
  • 0:02 WISC – Collin Larsh 35-yard field goal. Drive: 10 plays, 55 yards, 4:43. Wisconsin 20–6
Third quarter
  • 8:52 ASU – Daniyel Ngata 3-yard rush, Cristian Zendejas kick good. Drive: 5 plays, 64 yards, 3:02. Wisconsin 20–13
Fourth quarter
No scoring plays

Statistics

Statistics Wisconsin Arizona State
First downs 17 14
Plays–yards 58–294 54–219
Rushes–yards 43–157 33–60
Passing yards 137 159
Passing: comp–att–int 11–15–1 11–21–1
Time of possession 32:10 27:50
Team Category Player Statistics
Wisconsin Passing Graham Mertz 11/15, 137 yards, TD, INT
Rushing Braelon Allen 29 carries, 159 yards
Receiving Jake Ferguson 3 receptions, 33 yards, TD
Arizona State Passing Jayden Daniels 11/21, 159 yards, INT
Rushing Jayden Daniels 19 carries, 40 yards
Receiving Ricky Pearsall 4 receptions, 65 yards

References

  1. ^ "Wisconsin Badgers Team Page with Schedule and ATS Results". vegasinsider.com. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  2. ^ "2021-22 bowl officiating assignments". footballzebras.com. December 6, 2021. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "2021 Bowl Schedule". collegefootballpoll.com. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "2021 College Football Bowl Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  5. ^ "Winsipedia: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State".