1988 Holiday Bowl
|1988 SeaWorld Holiday Bowl|
|Date||December 30, 1988|
|Stadium||Jack Murphy Stadium|
|Location||San Diego, California|
|MVP||Offensive: Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State)
Defensive: Sim Drain III (Oklahoma State)
|Halftime show||Marching bands|
|Payout||US$907,612 per team|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Bob Carpenter, Kevin Kiley, Sharlene Hawkes|
The 1988 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 30, 1988 in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the 12th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys, and the 15th ranked Wyoming Cowboys.
Running back Barry Sanders scored on a 33-yard touchdown run for Oklahoma State, as they took a 7-0 lead. He would finish the game with 222 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns. Wyoming answered when quarterback Randy Welniak scored on a 4-yard touchdown run tying the game at 7. That ended the 1st quarter of play. Sanders scored on a 2-yard touchdown run, giving Oklahoma State a 14-7 lead. Cary Blanchard kicked a 33-yard field goal giving OSU a 17-7 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Mike Gundy fired a 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brent Parker, increasing OSU's lead to 24-7. Randy Welniak's 4-yard touchdown run cut the lead to 24-14. Sanders erupted for touchdown runs of 67, 1, and 10 yards as OSU took a 45-14 lead.
In the fourth quarter, Blanchard kicked a 19-yard field goal to make it 48-14. Mike Gundy's 25-yard pass to Hart Lee Dykes made it 55-14. A 5-yard rushing touchdown by backup quarterback Chris Smith made the final score Oklahoma State 62, Wyoming 14.
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