1995 Holiday Bowl
|1995 Plymouth Holiday Bowl|
|Date||December 29, 1995|
|Stadium||Jack Murphy Stadium|
|Location||San Diego, California|
|MVP||Offensive: Brian Kavanagh and Mario Smith|
|Halftime show||Marching bands|
|Payout||US$1,360,528 per team|
|United States TV coverage|
The 1995 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 29, 1995, in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the Kansas State Wildcats, and the Colorado State Rams.
Kansas State scored first following a 3-yard touchdown run by running back Eric Hickson, putting the Wildcats up 7–0. Colorado State answered with a 2-yard touchdown run by Jamie Blake tying the game at 7.
In the second quarter, running back Mike Lawrence scored on a 5-yard touchdown run, giving Kansas State a 13–7 lead. Dederick Kelly scored on an 18-yard touchdown run, but the ensuing two-point try missed, leaving the score 19–7. Quarterback Brian Kavanagh threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brian Lojka to increase the lead to 26–7 at halftime.
Kavanagh added an 18-yard touchdown pass to Tyson Schwieger giving the Wildcats a 33–7 lead. Colorado State scored following a 3-yard touchdown run from E. J. Watson, pulling Kansas State to 33–14. Mike Lawrence answered with his second touchdown run of the game, a 6-yarder, to increase K State's lead to 40–14. Gordon Washington of Colorado State scored on a 12-yard touchdown run making it 40–21.
Kavanagh three his third passing touchdown on the day in the third quarter, a 4-yard strike to Kevin Lockett, increasing Kansas State's lead to 47-21. Kavanagh added his fourth touchdown pass of the game, when he threw a 33-yard pass to Mitch Running for a 54–21 win. 
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