THE 1979 HOLIDAY BOWL
BYU (11-0) vs. Indiana (7-4)
After 59 minutes and 53 seconds of football, BYU’s fortunes rested on the foot of placekicker Brent Johnson. Johnson kicked field goals of 46,29 and 28 yards earlier in the game, but his 27-yard attempt was wide.
BYU and Indiana combined for 874 yards in total offense. The Cougars generated 520 yards Marc Wilson completing 28 of 43 passes for 380 yards and two touchdowns. The Hoosiers converted two turnovers into 10 points.
BYU entered the game 11-0 and ranked No. 9. Indiana, an 8 point underdog, escaped with a win as the Holiday Bowl began its reputation for last-second finishes.