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Enter here to win a pair of tickets to the 2007 Las Vegas Bowl! BYU To Meet UCLA In 2007 Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl Cougars and Bruins to stage rematch at Sam Boyd Stadium on Dec. 22 Las Vegas - Mountain West Conference champion BYU will make its third consecutive trip to the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl when it faces Pacific-10 Conference representative UCLA as both teams Sunday accepted invitations to the game, which will be played Saturday, December 22 at 5 p.m. PT. Both teams are 1-1 all-time in the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl. The Cougars (10-2/8-0), who were ranked 17th in Sunday's final BCS standings, won last year's Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl 38-8 over Oregon while the Bruins (6-6/5-4), who were ranked as high as 11th in the nation earlier this season, will be making their first trip since 2004 and third overall. The game will be a rematch of a regular-season meeting between the two storied programs as UCLA downed BYU 27-17 in Los Angeles back on Sept. 8. BYU HEAD COACH BRONCO MENDENHALL: "After losing some very talented players and so much of the leadership from last year's team, there were a lot of people who may have underestimated our program. Making our third trip to the Las Vegas Bowl -- twice as conference champions, with a new group of players, a new group of leadership, I think is a testament to the kind of young men we have here. They deserve a tremendous amount of credit and I couldn't be more proud of them."

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