The 2012 Maaco Bowl Las Vegas was an American college football bowl game held on December 22, 2012 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nevada in the Las Vegas Valley in the United States as part of the 2012–13 NCAA Bowl season. The 21st edition of the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas began at 12:30 p.m. PST and aired on ESPN. It featured the Mountain West Conference co-champion Boise State Broncos against the Washington Huskies from the Pacific-12 Conference and was the final game of the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season for both teams. The Broncos accepted their invitation after earning a 10-2 record in the regular season, while the Huskies advanced to the game after earning a 7-5 record. Boise State kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:16 left in the game to defeat Washington 28–26 to win their third consecutive Maaco Bowl Las Vegas game.