The Badgers beat the Bruins twice in the Rose Bowl, in the 1993 and 1998 seasons. In the 2000 Sun Bowl in El Paso, UCLA blew a 20-7 second-half lead and lost, 21-20.
The Bruins lost quarterback Cory Paus, who broke a collarbone during the game. They also failed on a fake field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter, setting up the Badgers' game-winning touchdown.
UCLA Coach Bob Toledo never appeared in another bowl game with the Bruins. He was fired before the 2002
It gave Kezirian the same number of bowl victories as a UCLA head coach as Toledo, Rick Neuheisel, Dick Vermeil and Tommy Prothro. It was one more than Red Sanders won as the Bruins' coach.