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BYU & the Las Vegas Bowl by the numbers

3 - consecutive seasons (2002-04) in which BYU had a losing record and didn't earn a bowl invitation

7 - BYU wins in Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium (7-1 record, including 1-1 in postseason games)

5 - The ranked pick from the Pac-10 bowl-eligible teams that the Las Vegas Bowl has contracted with the conference

14 - Years the Las Vegas Bowl has been in operation

24 - Total number of bowl appearances for BYU (7-15-1 record)

46.5 - Average points BYU has scored in its last four games

57 - Cost in dollars for a Las Vegas Bowl ticket as purchased through the BYU ticket office (some student tickets are $37)

385 - Mileage from BYU's Edwards Stadium to Sam Boyd Stadium

29,000 - Crowd needed for the 2005 bowl game for the Las Vegas Bowl to retain its certification

40,000 - Seating capacity at Sam Boyd Stadium

130,000 - Estimated LDS Church membership in the Las Vegas area

1974 - BYU's first bowl game, a 16-6 loss to Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl.

1980 - BYU's first bowl victory, a 46-45 victory over Southern Methodist in the Holiday Bowl.

1984 - BYU's 24-17 victory over Michigan in the Holiday Bowl, helping the Cougars clinch the national title.

1992 - The inaugural Las Vegas Bowl, with MAC champ Bowling Green edging Big West champ Nevada 35-34.

1993 - The first Utah team to play in the Las Vegas Bowl, with Utah State beating Ball State 42-33.

1994 - BYU's last appearance in a western United States Bowl, a 31-6 Copper Bowl victory over Oklahoma in Tucson, Ariz.

1996 - BYU's first postseason victory at Sam Boyd Stadium, a 28-26 overtime win against Wyoming for the WAC championship.

1997 - BYU's first Jan. 1 bowl game, with the '96 Cougar team downing Kansas State 19-15 in the Cotton Bowl

1997 - BYU's last bowl victory, coming in the same Cotton Bowl game.

1998 - BYU's last postseason game at Sam Boyd Stadium, a 20-13 loss to Air Force in the WAC title game.

1999 - Utah's first Las Vegas Bowl appearance, a 17-16 victory over Fresno State.

2001 - Utah's second Las Vegas Bowl visit, a 10-6 win over Southern California.

2001 - BYU's last bowl appearance, a 28-10 loss to Louisville in the Liberty Bowl.