1995 Holiday Bowl

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1995 Plymouth Holiday Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado State 7 0 14 0 21
Kansas State 7 19 21 7 54
Date December 29, 1995
Season 1995
Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium
Location San Diego, California
MVP Offensive: Brian Kavanagh and Mario Smith
Halftime show Marching bands
Attendance 51,051[1]
Payout US$1,360,528 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Holiday Bowl
 < 1994  1996

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.

Game summary[edit]

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. [2]