1987 Holiday Bowl
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1987 Holiday Bowl
1987 SeaWorld Holiday Bowl
10th Holiday Bowl Game
1234 Total
Iowa 07013 20
Wyoming 12700 19
DateDecember 30, 1987
StadiumJack Murphy Stadium
LocationSan Diego, California
MVPOffensive: Craig Burnett (Wyoming)
Defensive: Anthony Wright (Iowa)
RefereePat Flood (Pac-10)
Halftime showMarching bands
PayoutUS$771,624 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersJim 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.

Scoring summary

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 Gerald 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 two-point conversion attempt failed, but Iowa still had a 20-19 lead. They were able to hold on for the win.


  1. ^ a b "Holiday Bowl Game History". Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved .

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