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1987 Holiday Bowl

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1987 Holiday Bowl

1987 SeaWorld Holiday Bowl
10th Holiday Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 7 0 13 20
Wyoming 12 7 0 0 19
Date December 30, 1987
Season 1987
Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium
Location San Diego, California
MVP Offensive: Craig Burnett (Wyoming)
Defensive: Anthony Wright (Iowa)
Halftime show Marching bands
Attendance 61,892[1]
Payout US$771,624 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers Jim Kelly and Kevin Kiley

The 1987 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 30, 1987, in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the 18th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, and the 10-2 Wyoming Cowboys.

Wyoming placekicker Greg Worker kicked field goals of 43 and 38 yards as the Cowboys jumped out to an early 6-0 lead. Quarterback Craig Burnett found James Loving for a 15-yard touchdown, and Wyoming doubled its lead to 12-0 at the end of 1 quarter. In the second quarter, Iowa blocked a punt and ran it back 10 yards for a touchdown, making it 12-7 Wyoming. Wyoming's Scott Abraham scored on a 3-yard rushing touchdown, to give Wyoming a 19-7 halftime lead.

In the fourth quarter, Iowa's Wright intercepted a Wyoming pass, and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown, cutting the margin to 19-14. David Hudson scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, capping an 86-yard drive. The 2-point conversion attempt failed, but Iowa still had a 20-19 lead. They were able to hold on for the win.

External links

  • Game summary at


  • ESPN College Football Encyclopedia
  1. ^ a b Holiday Bowl Game History

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