THE 1993 THRIFTY CAR RENTAL HOLIDAY BOWL
Ohio St. (9-1-1) vs. BYU (6-5)
With 11:04 left to play in the first quarter, Ohio State’s Tim Patillo blocked a punt and returned it four yards for a touchdown, igniting a high-scoring first half. Ohio State took a 21-7 lead early in the second quarter, but BYU rallied behind John Walsh, who finished the game passing for 389 yards with three touchdowns and tied the game at 21 going into halftime.
The second half was completely opposite from the first, as both teams played ferocious defense. The half’s only score came late in the third quarter when Ohio State’s Raymont Harris scored his third touchdown of the game on a one-yard run. The play capped a 66 yard drive for the Buckeyes and gave them a 28-21 lead.
BYU failed to score in the closing seconds and Ohio State hung on for the win.