1994 Holiday Bowl

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1994 Thrifty Car Rental Holiday Bowl
1234 Total
Michigan 10770 24
Colorado State 7007 14
DateDecember 30, 1994
StadiumJack Murphy Stadium
LocationSan Diego, California
MVPOffensive: Todd Collins (Michigan)
Defensive: Matt Dyson (Michigan)
Halftime showMarching bands
PayoutUS$1,700,000 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersBrad Nessler and Gary Danielson
Holiday Bowl
 < 1993  1995

The 1994 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 30, 1994, in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the tenth ranked Colorado State Rams, and the Michigan Wolverines. This game was notable because Michigan, had earlier lost to CSU's in-state rivals the Colorado Buffaloes on a hail mary pass, and was looking to defeat at least one Colorado school.

Game summary[edit]

  • Michigan - Toomer, four-yard pass from Collins (Hamilton kick)
  • Colorado State - Turner, 32-yard pass from Hill (McDougal kick)
  • Michigan - Hamilton, 34-yard field goal
  • Michigan - Hayes, 16-yard pass from Collins Hamilton kick)
  • Michigan - Wheatley, three-yard run (Hamilton kick)
  • Colorado State - Burkett, 18-yard pass from Hill (McDougal kick)

In the first quarter, Michigan quarterback Todd Collins threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Amani Toomer, giving the Wolverines a 7-0 lead. Colorado State answered with a 32-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Anthoney Hill to wide receiver Paul Turner to tie the game at 7. All-American kicker Remy Hamilton kicked a 34-yard field goal on Michigan's next drive, as they took a 10-7 lead into the second quarter.

In the second quarter, Todd Collins threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Mercury Hayes as Michigan took a 17-7 lead. That score would hold up until the third quarter. In the third quarter, running back Tyrone Wheatley scored on a 3-yard touchdown run giving Michigan a 24-7 lead. In the fourth quarter, Colorado State got an 18-yard touchdown pass from Anthoney Hill, as they closed the margin to 24-14. [2]


Statistics Michigan Colorado State
First Downs 18 20
Rushing Yards 179 52
Passing Yards 162 289
Total Yards 342 340
Passing 14-24-3 22-40-2
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2
Penalties-Yards 11-97 8-72
Punts-Average 5-28.0 4-35.5


  1. ^ a b "Holiday Bowl Game History". Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  2. ^ http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/bowls/1994holi.htm

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