1983 Holiday Bowl

1983 Holiday Bowl

Name=1983 Holiday Bowl

Date=December 23, 1983
Visitor School=Briham Young University
Visitor Name Short=BYU
Visitor Nickname=Cougars
Visitor Record=10-1

Visitor Coaches=9
Visitor Coach=LaVell Edwards
Home School=University of Missouri
Home Name Short=Missouri
Home Nickname=Tigers
Home Record=7-4

Home Coaches=NR
Home Coach=Warren Powers
Stadium=Qualcomm Stadium
City=San Diego, CA
MVP=Offensive: Steve Young (BYU)
MVP=Defensive: Bobby Bell (Missouri)
Attendance=51,480 [http://www.holidaybowl.com/game-history/1983.html Holiday Bowl Game History] ]
Halftime=Marching bands
US Network=ESPN
The 1983 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 23, 1983 in San Diego, California. It was part of the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the ninth ranked BYU Cougars, and the unranked Missouri Tigers.

Missouri scored first with a 2 yard touchdown run from running back Eric Drain giving the Tigers an early 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, BYU quarterback Steve Young scored on a 10 yard touchdown run to tie the game at 7. Missouri's Brad Burditt kicked a 37 yard field goal, as Missouri took a 10-7 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, BYU came up on top, thanks to a 33 yard touchdown pass from Steve Young to Eddie Stinnett giving BYU a 14-10 lead. In the fourth quarter, Eric Drain scored on his second rushing touchdown of the game, a 2 yarder, for the Tigers to take a 17-14 lead. With just 23 seconds left, Steve Young threw a 14 yard touchdown pass to Eddie Stinnett, giving BYU a 21-17 win.

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