THE 1995 PLYMOUTH HOLIDAY BOWL
Kansas St. (9-2) vs. Colorado St. (8-3)
The Kansas State Wildcats scored touchdowns on six of their eight possessions in the second and third quarters to blow open a close game and hammer the Colorado State Rams, 54-21.
The first quarter ended in a 7-7 deadlock, but Kansas State ran off three quick touchdown drives in the second quarter (three touchdowns in a total of nine plays) to open a 26-7 halftime lead. Three more touchdowns drives in the third quarter ran the Wildcat advantage to 47-21.
Kansas State junior quarterback Brian Kavanagh, who replaced injured starter Matt Miller early in the second quarter, earned Offensive MVP honors by completing 18-24 passes for 242 yards and tied the Holiday Bowl record with four touchdown passes. Sophomore running back Eric Hickson gained 103 yards for the Wildcats and senior wide receiver Mitch Running caught six passes for 126 yards.
Kansas State kept possession of the ball for just over 20 minutes in the second half and never let the Colorado State offense get started.