1981

THE 1981 HOLIDAY BOWL
BYU (10-2) vs. Washington St. (8-2-1)

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FINAL
WASH ST.
0 7 21 8 36
BYU
7 17 7 7 38

 

 

BYU almost blew a 31-7 lead as Washington State scored 21 straight points in the third quarter on drives of 69, 50 and 39 yards to narrow the score to 31-28. Jim McMahon, who passed for 342 yards, responded with his third touchdown pass of the game, an 11-yarder to Scott Pettis, to make it 38-28.

Washington State came back again with a 1-yard run my Mike Martin and a two-point conversion by quarterback Ricky Turner to make it 38-36. BYU recovered the onside kick attempt and ran out the clock.

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