THE 1999 CULLIGAN HOLIDAY BOWL
Kansas St. (10-1) vs. Washington (7-4)
While some games are remembered for specific plays, the 1999 Holiday Bowl will be remembered for “the drive.”
Washington’s underdog Huskies had just taken a 20-17 lead late in the third quarter and were driving for another score when Kansas State’s Lamar Chapman intercepted a Marques Tuiasosopo pass at the goal line.
There were 52 seconds left in the third quarter when Wildcats quarterback Jonathan Beasley jogged onto the field. Twenty plays and 9:54 minutes later, Beasley rolled into the Huskies’ endzone on a 1-yard quarterback keeper to cap off a 92-yard drive that gave Kansas State a 24-20 lead.
The Wildcats’ defense, ranked second in the country, shut down the final two Washington drives to preserve a hard-earned victory.
On the winning drive, Beasley completed six of nine passes for 63 yards. He scored all three of the Wildcats’ touchdowns in the game and was name the game’s Offensive MVP.