THE 1991 THRIFTY CAR RENTAL HOLIDAY BOWL
Iowa (10-1) vs. BYU (8-3-1)
Keeping in tune with Holiday Bowl tradition, BYU and the Hawkeyes battled it out in a game that went down to the final minutes.
With 4:19 remaining in the game, BYU quarterback Ty Detmer led his team from 77 yards out. After six plays, the Cougars reached the Hawkeye 18-yard line. The ensuing play resulted in Detmer’s only interception, and the first tie in Holiday Bowl history.
In what was the lowest-scoring Holiday Bowl affair, BYU netted 430 yards in total offense to Iowa’s 346. Detmer completed 29 passes for 350 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
In three Holiday Bowl appearances by the Hawkeyes, the total point spread was two points, with one-point victories in 1986 and 1987 and this tie.