1989 Aloha Bowl

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1989 Jeep Eagle Aloha Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawaii 0 0 6 7 13
Michigan State 6 13 7 7 33
Date December 25, 1989
Season 1989
Stadium Aloha Stadium
Location Honolulu, Hawaii
MVP Michigan State RB Blake Ezor
Referee 50,000[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers Keith Jackson, Bob Griese
and Mike Adamle
Aloha Bowl
 < 1988  1990

The 1989 Jeep Eagle Aloha Bowl was a college football bowl game, played as part of the 1989-90 bowl game schedule of the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the eighth Aloha Bowl. It was played on December 25, 1989, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game matched the Hawaii Rainbows against the Michigan State Spartans, and was televised on ABC. The game marked the first ever bowl appearance for Hawaii.[2] Michigan State won the 1989 contest 33–13.

The game was notable for the offensive struggles of the Rainbow Warriors in committing seven fumbles and four interceptions.[3] Blake Ezor would star for the Spartans in being selected as the game's MVP with 41 carries for 179 yards and three touchdowns.[3]

Scoring summary[edit]

First quarter[edit]

  • MSU - Blake Ezor 3-yard run (John Langeloh kick blocked) (3:59). 6-0 MSU

Second quarter[edit]

  • MSU - Blake Ezor 2-yard run (John Langeloh kick) (14:53). 13-0 MSU
  • MSU - John Langeloh 30-yard FG. (7:12). 16-0 MSU
  • MSU - John Langeloh 34-yard FG. (1:02). 19-0 MSU

Third quarter[edit]

  • HAW - Chris Roscoe 11-yard pass from Garrett Gabriel (Jason Elam kick blocked). (9:45). 19-6 MSU
  • MSU - Hyland Hickson 1-yard run (John Langeloh kick). 26-6 MSU

Fourth quarter[edit]

  • HAW - Dane McArthur 23-yard pass from Garrett Gabriel (Jason Elam kick). (8:07). 26-13 MSU
  • MSU - Blake Ezor 26-yard run (John Langeloh kick) (5:36). 31-13 MSU

Statistics[edit]

Statistics Michigan State Hawaii
First Downs 21 19
Rushing Yards 225 82
Passing Yards 116 198
Total Yards 341 280
Passes (Att-Comp-Int) 12-7-2 33-20-4
Punts-Average 3-50.7 1-27
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 7-4
Penalties-Yards 9-85 3-30

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 37. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2008 Hawaii Warrior Media Guide: History of UH Football" (PDF). University of Hawaii. Retrieved September 14, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Sorensen, Perry A. (December 26, 1989). "Spartans make merry Ezor, Defense put 33-13 end to Rainbows". Detroit Free-Press. p. 1C.