1982 Holiday Bowl
|1982 Holiday Bowl|
|Date||December 17, 1982|
|Stadium||Jack Murphy Stadium|
|Location||San Diego, California|
|MVP||Offensive: Tim Spencer (Ohio State)
Defensive: Garcia Lane (Ohio State)
|Halftime show||Marching bands|
|Payout||US$392,835 per team|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Fred White and Irv Brown|
The 1982 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 17, 1982, in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the 17th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, and the unranked BYU Cougars.
Ohio State scored first on a 47-yard field goal by Rich Spangler, giving the Buckeyes a 3-0 first quarter lead. In the second quarter, BYU quarterback Steve Young threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Neil Balholm giving BYU a 7-3 lead. Ohio State running back Tim Spencer scored on a 61-yard touchdown run, giving the Buckeyes a 10-7 lead. Buckeye quarterback Mike Tomczak later scored on a 3-yard run making it 17-7 in favor of the Buckeyes. BYU's Kurt Gunther kicked a 39-yard field goal before halftime to make it 17-10 Ohio State.
In the third quarter, Ohio State's Vaughn Broadnax scored on a 1-yard touchdown run giving OSU a 24-10 lead. Tim Spencer added an 18-yard touchdown run, and Rich Spangler a 37-yard field goal to give Ohio State a 34-10 lead at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Ohio State scored a 1-yard touchdown run going up 41-10. Steve Young fired a 13-yard touchdown pass to Gordon Hudson narrowing the lead to 41-17. However, Gayle scored on a 5-yard touchdown run to respond for the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes had 329 rushing yards, 132 passing yards, while also having 196 yards on return yards, possessing the ball for 34:33 with 24 first downs. BYU had 19 rushing yards, 352 passing yards, 124 return yards, with possession time being 25:27. Both teams lost a fumble, while BYU had a pass intercepted. BYU had 9 penalties for 75 yards; Ohio State had 12 penalties for 109 yards.
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