|1987 SeaWorld Holiday Bowl|
|10th Holiday Bowl Game|
|Date||December 30, 1987|
|Stadium||Jack Murphy Stadium|
|Location||San Diego, California|
|MVP||Offensive: Craig Burnett (Wyoming)|
Defensive: Anthony Wright (Iowa)
|Referee||Pat Flood (Pac-10)|
|Halftime show||Marching bands|
|Payout||US$771,624 per team|
|United States TV coverage|
|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 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.
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