1997

THE 1997 PLYMOUTH HOLIDAY BOWL
Colorado St. (10-2) vs. Missouri (7-4)

  1
2
3
4
FINAL
COLORADO ST.
7 7 14 7 35
MISSOURI
3 14 7 0 24
 

Colorado State used a balanced attack on offense and big plays for its first Holiday Bowl victory in three attempts.

Missouri employed a potent ground game, which rolled up a total of 314 yards for the game. After a relatively quiet first quarter, there were three touchdowns in less than three minutes just before halftime. Missouri quarterback Corby Jones scored on a four-yard run, followed by a two-play, 74-yard, touchdown drive by the Rams that lasted just 23 seconds. The final touchdown of the first half came on a 7-yard touchdown run by Missouri running back Ernest Blackwell.

1997 gamephoto

Darran Hall started the second half scoring with a Holiday Bowl record 85-yard punt return for a touchdown. Then Colorado State quarterback Moses Moreno connected with Dallas Davis on a 47-yard scoring pass to give the Rams a 28-17 lead. Missouri's Brock Olivo scored near the end of the third quarter on a 3-yard run to bring the Tigers close at 28-24, but Colorado State's Ryan Eslinger broke the game open in the fourth quarter with a 23-yard touchdown run on a fake field goal.

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy  |  FAQ  |  RedCoat Center  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us

© 2013 The Official Website of The National University Holiday Bowl
The National University Holiday Bowl is a sponsored activity of the City of San Diego,
County of San Diego, and Port of San Diego.

All team names and logos are registered trademarks of the teams and companies indicated.
No logos, photographs or graphics on this site may be reproduced without written permission. All rights reserved.
Website Development and Internet Marketing Consulting by Brand5, a division of The Five Eight Group, Inc.