The 2004 Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl was the 13th edition of that annual game. It featured the UCLA Bruins and the Wyoming Cowboys.
Wyoming got on the board first, in the first quarter of action, after Derek Yaussi drilled a field goal from 39 yards out to give the Cowboys a 3-0 lead. Corey Bramlet's 10-yard strike to Tyler Holden gave the Cowboys a 10-0 lead.
Quarterback Drew Olson got UCLA on the board with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Taylor making the score 10-7. Backup quarterback David Koral, subbing in for the injured Olson, threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Craig Bragg to put UCLA up 14-10, a score they would maintain until halftime.
Those two would hook up once again in the third quarter, on a 25-yard pass pattern, which gave UCLA a 21-10 lead, a lead they held throughout the quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Cowboys scored on a trick play, a 12-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Jovon Bouknight to backup quarterback J. J. Raterink, making it a 21-17 UCLA lead. Starting quarterback Corey Bramlet's 12-yard pass to John Wadkowski with 57 seconds left gave Wyoming a 24-21 lead. Their defense held, and that score became final. Wyoming won its first ever Las Vegas Bowl title.