LAS VEGAS — The 28th Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl was played on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 at Sam Boyd Stadium. The game, televised during primetime on ABC, featured the Washington Huskies vs. the Boise State Broncos. It also marked the last Las Vegas Bowl game to be played at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium. The bowl will be moving to the new Allegiant Stadium on the Las Vegas Strip in 2020.
The matchup has an interesting side story as Washington coach Chris Petersen is retiring after the game in which he faces his old team, Boise State. Petersen went 92-12 in eight seasons at Boise State from 2006-13 before leaving for Washington. He was replaced as Broncos coach by Bryan Harsin, who worked on the offensive side of the ball with Petersen for 10 years in all, including five with Petersen as head coach.