Boise State players and coaching staff spent a week in Las Vegas, treated to fine Las Vegas dining, shows and entertainment. The team stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel just off the Vegas strip, complete with a players only nightclub style game and activities room that included stations for Xbox360 and PlayStation3, ping pong tables, air hockey and pop shot. Bowl gifts highlighted the week as well, with players receiving new Nike workout shoes, a bowl warm-up suit and a Boise State football Nike Dri-Fit long sleeve shirt. Prior to leaving Boise, the team went through the bowl electronics and entertainment gift suite picking out select bowl gifts and also received a $250 bowl gift card.
Day one (Wednesday) of the bowl week was an outdoor Vegas welcome reception at Fremont Street, complete with team highlight videos, a dance off and pie eating contest between the Broncos and Huskies and entertainment from two renowned Vegas show groups. Day two (Thursday) included community outreach appearances by select Bronco players to Opportunity Village in Las Vegas and helping distribute shoes at a local Las Vegas school. The entire team spent the evening at the Blue Man Group show at the Monte Carlo, with seniors Tommy Smith and Dan Paul meeting the group backstage. Friday evening, sophomore cornerback Bryan Douglas made a guest appearance at the Vegas Bowl Pep Rally, with thousands of Bronco and Husky fans in attendance.
The bowl week concluded with kickoff of the 21st annual Maaco Bowl Las Vegas, one of the longest running bowl games in the nation. Entertainment on the field was equal to that off the field, with the Broncos providing a thrilling 28-26 win over Washington in front of 32,000 Vegas Bowl fans.