American Football Database
1988 SeaWorld Holiday Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State University 7 10 28 17 62
University of Wyoming 7 0 7 0 14
Date December 30, 1988
Season 1988
Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium
Location San Diego, California
MVP Offensive: Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State)
Defensive: Sim Drain III (Oklahoma State)
Halftime show Marching bands
Attendance 60,641[1]
Payout US$907,612 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Bob Carpenter, Kevin Kiley, Sharlene Hawkes
Holiday Bowl
 < 1987  1989

The 1988 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 30, 1988 in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the 12th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys, and the 15th ranked Wyoming Cowboys.

Running back Barry Sanders scored on a 33 yard touchdown run for Oklahoma State, as they took a 7-0 lead. He would finish the game with 222 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns. Wyoming answered when quarterback Randy Welniak scored on a 4 yard touchdown run tying the game at 7. That ended the 1st quarter of play. Sanders scored on a 2 yard touchdown run, giving Oklahoma State a 14-7 lead. Cary Blanchard kicked a 33 yard field goal giving OSU a 17-7 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, Mike Gundy fired a 12 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brent Parker, increasing OSU's lead to 24-7. Randy Welniak's 4 yard touchdown run cut the lead to 24-14. Sanders erupted for touchdown runs of 67, 1, and 10 yards as OSU took a 45-14 lead.

In the fourth quarter, Blanchard kicked a 19 yard field goal to make it 48-14. Mike Gundy's 25 yard pass to Hart Lee Dykes made it 55-14. A 5 yard rushing touchdown by backup quarterback Chris Smith made the final score Oklahoma State 62, Wyoming 14.

External links


  • ESPN College Football Encyclopedia