1985 Holiday Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Arkansas 7 0 0 11 18
Arizona State University 3 11 0 3 17
Date December 22, 1985
Season 1985
Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium
Location San Diego, California
MVP Offensive: Bobby Joe Edmonds (Arkansas)
Defensive: Greg Battle (Arizona State)
Halftime show Marching bands
Attendance 60,641[1]
Payout US$546,957 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Holiday Bowl
 < 1984  1986

The 1985 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 22, 1985 in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the 14th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks, and the unranked Arizona State Sun Devils.

Arizona State scored first on a 47 yard field goal from Kent Bostrom taking a 3-0 lead. Arkansas's Dwight Thomas responded by rushing 9 yards for a touchdown, as the Razorbacks claimed a 7-3 lead. That would conclude the 1st quarter of scoring. Bostrom kicked a 22 yard field goal, Jeff Van Raaphorst fired a 16 yard touchdown pass to Joe Cox, and the 2 point conversion was successful, as Arizona State wound up taking a 14-7 lead to halftime.

In the fourth quarter, Bobby Joe Edmonds scored on a 17 yard rushing touchdown, and the 2 point conversion try was successful, as Arkansas took a 15-14 lead. Bostrom kicked a 28 yard field goal to put the Sun Devils in front 17-15. Kendall Trainor kicked a 37 yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining as Arkansas won by a final 18-17 count.

External linksEdit


  • ESPN College Football Encyclopedia

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