American Football Database
1992 Thrifty Car Rental Holiday Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Hawaii 0 7 10 10 27
University of Illinois 7 3 0 7 17
Date December 30, 1992
Season 1992
Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium
Location San Diego, California
MVP Offensive: Michael Carter (Hawaii)
Defensive: Junior Tagoai (Hawaii)
Halftime show Marching bands
Attendance 44,457[1]
Payout US$1,500,000 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Holiday Bowl
 < 1991  1993

The 1992 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 30, 1992 in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the 25th ranked Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, and the unranked Illinois Fighting Illini.

Illinois took an early 7-0 lead on a 14 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jason Verduzco to John Wright. Hawaii responded with a 6 yard touchdown run from running back Travis Sims, tying the game at 7. At the end of the quarter, Illinois' Chris Richardson kicked a 19 yard field goal giving the Illini a 10-7 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, Travis Sims scored on a 1 yard touchdown run putting Hawaii up 14-10. Jason Elam added a 45 yard field goal, to make the score 17-10 at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Elam added a 37 yard field goal, and Michael Carter threw a 53 yard bomb to Darrick Branch putting Hawaii up 27-10. Verduzco and Wright connected for the second time of the game, as Illinois made the final score 27-17 Hawaii.

External links


  • ESPN College Football Encyclopedia