1996 Plymouth Holiday Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
University of Colorado 7 17 3 6 33
University of Washington 14 7 0 0 21
Date December 30, 1996
Season 1996
Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium
Location San Diego, California
MVP Offensive: Koy Detmer (Colorado)
Halftime show Marching bands
Attendance 54,749[1]
Payout US$1,433,883 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Holiday Bowl
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The 1996 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 30, 1996 in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the Colorado Buffaloes, and the Washington Huskies.

1st halfEdit

Washington scored first following a 2 yard touchdown run from running back Corey Dillon, and the Huskies opened up a 7–0 lead. Corey Dillon later scored on a 12 yard touchdown run, increasing Washington's lead to 14–0. 45 seconds later, Colorado quarterback Koy Detmer threw a 75 yard 'bullet' to wide receiver Rae Carruth to close Colorado to within 14–7.

In the second quarter, Nick Ziegler returned a Washington interception 31 yards for a touchdown, tying the game at 14. On the very next play, Jerome Pathon returned the kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown, and Washington reclaimed the lead at 21–14. Koy Detmer later threw a 7 yard touchdown pass to Darrin Chiavverini for a 7 yard touchdown pass, and the score was tied at 21. Jeremy Aldrich kicked a 42 yard field goal before halftime, to put Colorado on top 24–21.

2nd halfEdit

In the third quarter, Aldrich kicked a 36 yard field goal to increase Colorado's lead to 27–21. In the fourth quarter, Koy Detmer threw a 4 yard touchdown pass to Rae Carruth, but the 2 point conversion attempt was unsuccessful, and Colorado was up 33–21. They held on to that lead to win the game by that same margin.


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