1988 was a Jeep Eagle Aloha Bowl college football bowl game, played as part of the 1988-89 bowl game schedule of the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the 7th Aloha Bowl. It was played on December 25, 1988, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawai. The game matched the ʻi Houston Cougars of the Southwest Conference against the Washington State Cougars of the Pac-10 Conference.
Washington State scored 24 second-quarter points and forced a last-second Houston turnover in notching a 24-22 win over the Cougars on Christmas Day. The bowl appearance was Washington State's second of the 1980s and was the first bowl victory for Washington State since the
1916 Rose Bowl.
UH - Anderson 27-yard field goal (13:13). 3-0 UH
WSU - Wood 5-yard fumble run (Hanson kick). (13:39). 7-3 WSU
WSU - Wood 15-yard pass from Rosenbach (Hanson kick). (8:39). 14-3 WSU
WSU - Hanson 33-yard field goal (6:31). 17-3 WSU
UH - Witherspoon 1-yard run (kick failed) (4:56). 17-9 WSU WSU - Rosenbach 1-yard run (Hanson kick) (0:53). 24-9 WSU
UH - Mason 53-yard pass from Dacus (2 point pass failed) (4:25). 24-15 WSU
UH - Weatherspoon 2-yard pass from Dacus (Anderson kick). (13:16). 24-22 WSU