With the Oakland Raiders set to relocate to Las Vegas in a couple of years, Sin City is about to play host to some major football contests. One of these contests is going to be a major college football bowl game.
The Las Vegas Bowl, which has typically pitted a Mountain West team against a Pac-12 squad, is set to get some bigger teams involved.
College football insider Brett McMurphy reports that the bowl game is going to end its 19-year relationship with the Mountain West Conference. Replacing the MWC team will be an SEC squad.
"Las Vegas Bowl will pit Pac-12 vs. another Power 5 league (SEC most intriguing possibility) in 2020 in Vegas’ new NFL stadium. This will end the bowl’s 19-year relationship w/Mountain West. In 2020, MWC could send its champ to Arizona Bowl," McMurphy tweeted.
Watching an SEC fan base take over Las Vegas for a bowl game would be a lot of fun.
Last year's Las Vegas Bowl had Boise State taking on Oregon. The Broncos won that game, 38-28.
An official announcement on the bowl change could be coming soon.