THE 1988 SEAWORLD HOLIDAY BOWL
Wyoming (11-1) vs. Oklahoma St. (9-2)
Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders rushed for 222 yards and a Holiday Bowl record five touchdowns. Sanders would have broke Craig James’ rushing record (225 yards) but he didn’t play in the fourth quarter.
Oklahoma State quarterback Mike Gundy completed 20 of 24 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns. Oklahoma State wide receiver Hart Lee Dykes caught 10 passes for a Holiday Bowl record 163 yards and one touchdown.
Oklahoma State’s defense completed the job by limited Wyoming’s high-powered offense to 14 points and 204 total yards. That was the fewest points allowed in a Holiday Bowl game to that point and only two yards more than the record for fewest yards.