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The 1994 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 30, 1994, in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the tenth ranked Colorado State Rams, and the Michigan Wolverines. This game was notable because Michigan, had earlier lost to CSU's in-state rivals the Colorado Buffaloes on a hail mary pass, and was looking to defeat at least one Colorado school.

1994 Thrifty Car Rental Holiday Bowl
1234 Total
Michigan 10770 24
Colorado State 7007 14
DateDecember 30, 1994
Season1994
StadiumJack Murphy Stadium
LocationSan Diego, California
MVPOffensive: Todd Collins (Michigan)
Defensive: Matt Dyson (Michigan)
Halftime showMarching bands
Attendance59,453[1]
PayoutUS$1,700,000 per team[1]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersBrad Nessler and Gary Danielson
Holiday Bowl
 < 1993  1995

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Game summaryEdit

  • Michigan - Toomer, four-yard pass from Collins (Hamilton kick)
  • Colorado State - Turner, 32-yard pass from (McDougal kick)
  • Michigan - Hamilton, 34-yard field goal
  • Michigan - Hayes, 16-yard pass from Collins Hamilton kick)
  • Michigan - Wheatley, three-yard run (Hamilton kick)
  • Colorado State - Burkett, 18-yard pass from Hill (McDougal kick)

In the first quarter, Michigan quarterback Todd Collins threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Amani Toomer, giving the Wolverines a 7-0 lead. Colorado State answered with a 32-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Anthoney Hill to wide receiver Paul Turner to tie the game at 7. All-American kicker Remy Hamilton kicked a 34-yard field goal on Michigan's next drive, as they took a 10-7 lead into the second quarter.

In the second quarter, Todd Collins threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Mercury Hayes as Michigan took a 17-7 lead. That score would hold up until the third quarter. In the third quarter, running back Tyrone Wheatley scored on a 3-yard touchdown run giving Michigan a 24-7 lead. In the fourth quarter, Colorado State got an 18-yard touchdown pass from Anthoney Hill, as they closed the margin to 24-14. [2]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics Michigan Colorado State
First Downs 18 20
Rushing Yards 179 52
Passing Yards 162 289
Total Yards 342 340
Passing 14-24-3 22-40-2
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2
Penalties-Yards 11-97 8-72
Punts-Average 5-28.0 4-35.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Holiday Bowl Game History". Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  2. ^ http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/bowls/1994holi.htm

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