1979 Holiday Bowl

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1979 Holiday Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 14 7 10 7 38
BYU 14 3 17 3 37
Date December 21, 1979
Season 1979
Stadium San Diego Stadium
Location San Diego, California
MVP Marc Wilson (BYU)
Tim Wilbur (Indiana)
Attendance 52,500[1]
Payout US$271,214 per team[1]
Holiday Bowl
 < 1978  1980

The 1979 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 21, 1979 in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the Indiana Hoosiers against the BYU Cougars. Indiana won 38–37.

Game summary[edit]

The game, which featured an 11-0 BYU team going against a 7-4 Indiana team coached by future ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso, went back and forth from start to finish. The Cougars held a 37-31 lead late in the fourth quarter when Tim Wilbur took a 62-yard punt back for the go-ahead score to squeak out the upset victory.