1993 Fiesta Bowl

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1993 IBM OS/2 Fiesta Bowl
IBM Fiesta Bowl logo.png
1 2 3 4 Total
Syracuse 3 3 20 0 26
Colorado 0 7 9 6 22
Date January 1, 1993
Season 1992
Stadium Sun Devil Stadium
Location Tempe, Arizona
MVP QB Marvin Graves & NG Kevin Mitchell
Attendance 70,224
United States TV coverage
Network NBC
Announcers: Charlie Jones, Todd Christensen
Nielsen ratings 7.9
Fiesta Bowl
 < 1992  1994

The 1993 IBM OS/2 Fiesta Bowl, played on January 1, 1993, was the 22nd edition of the Fiesta Bowl. The game featured the Colorado Buffaloes and the Syracuse Orangemen.

Game summary[edit]

1st half[edit]

Syracuse opened up a 6–0 lead following field goals of 46 and 34 yards from John Biskup. In the second quarter, quarterback Kordell Stewart threw a 7 yard touchdown pass to Sean Embree to give Colorado a 7–6 lead. That would close out the first half scoring.

2nd half[edit]

With 6:22 left in the third quarter, tailback David Walker scored on a 13 yard touchdown run. Up 12-7, Syracuse opted for two, but failed, leaving the score at 12–7, Syracuse. Colorado's Mitch Berger connected on a 38 yard field goal with 3:10 left in the quarter, to cut the lead to 12–10.

Facing a third and 10 on Colorado's 28 yard line, Marvin Graves took it himself, and ran 28 yards for a touchdown, increasing Syracuse's lead to 19-10 with 1:33 in the quarter. Colorado running back James Hill[disambiguation needed] burst for 61 yards a few plays later, to set up a 16 yard slant pass from Stewart to Charles Johnson. The all-important extra point was missed, and Syracuse held on to a 19–16 lead.

On the ensuing kickoff, Kirby Dar Dar took a reverse handoff from Qadry Ismail and scored on a dazzling 100 yard kickoff return, increasing the lead to 26–16. Following a 6 yard touchdown run, Colorado pulled to within 26–22, but the extra point missed. The kicking game decided the outcome of the game.

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