Viva Las Vegas!

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Written by Sarah Bergstrom and Caroline Deisley, USC blog contributors

Sometimes what happens in Vegas makes its way to LA. Today the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl made a surprise visit  to the Trojans' practice bringing showgirls and bowl gifts for the team. This year's gifts included Samsung Galaxy tablets, Oakley backpacks, and commemorative Las Vegas Bowl footballs and hats. 

Vegas Bowl representative John Saccenti said the bowl committee has been looking forward to this matchup since it first became a possibility. "We all sat around the room a couple months ago and said if we can get USC vs. Fresno State, that's a home run for everybody."

Airing on ABC at 12:30 p.m. PT, the Las Vegas Bowl will be the only college football bowl game appearing on primetime television this Saturday. Saccenti said they are expecting a full house at Sam Boyd Stadium as USC and Fresno State clash for just the third time to help open up the 2013 post-season calendar. 

Tickets are still available for this Saturday's game! Go to to buy yours!

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