The Maaco Bowl Las Vegas (formerly the Las Vegas Bowl) is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college football bowl game that has been played annually at 40,000-seat Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. since 1992. From 1992 to 1996, matchups featured the champion teams from the Big West and Mid-American Conference. In 1997 and 1998, matchups featured a representative from the Western Athletic Conference and an at-large bid. In 1999 and 2000, match-ups featured a representative from the newly formed Mountain West Conference and an at-large bid. Since 2001, the game has featured a matchup of teams from the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences.
Since 2006, the bowl gets first choice of Mountain West Conference teams. This would normally be the conference champion unless that team qualifies for the BCS (previously, the Mountain West Champion faced off against the Conference USA champion in the Liberty Bowl from the formation of the conference in 1998 until 2005, when the contract ran out).
The Maaco Bowl Las Vegas gets the fifth-place Pac-12 team to meet its MWC opponent.
In the latest matchup, Boise State defeated Washington 28–26.