The Boise State football team improved to 4-0 in the Las Vegas Bowl with a 38-28 win over Oregon on Saturday afternoon at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Key plays: Facing a third-and-7 at the Oregon 48, and the Ducks without timeouts, Boise State cued up a high-risk, high-reward 41-yard pass to WR Cedrick Wilson from QB Brett Rypien.

Key plays: Herbert had a 15-yard run the first play of the drive, and Boise State was called for holding, adding to the play.

Key plays: The Broncos answered an Oregon defensive TD with a 65-yard pass from QB Brett Rypien to WR Cedrick Wilson, who broke the Boise State single-season record for receiving yards in the process.

Key plays: Boise State tried to run a version of the play that won the Broncos the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, the Statue of Liberty, but the exchange between QB Brett Rypien and RB Robert Mahone was flubbed.

Key plays: Oregon aided Boise State with a holding penalty on a third-down incompletion and a roughing-the-passer penalty that put Boise State inside the Oregon 30.

The Boise State football team delighted a national audience Saturday afternoon on its opening possession against Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Boise State coach Bryan Harsin told sideline reporter Molly McGrath before Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl that running back Alexander Mattison will play after dealing with a lower leg injury for the last two weeks.

In addition to the gifts from the Las Vegas Bowl, Boise State got another during bowl week in the form of a new recruit.