THE 1994 THRIFTY CAR RENTAL HOLIDAY BOWL
Colorado St. (10-1) vs. Michigan (7-4)
Michigan’s Wolverines capitalized with short touchdown drives after a pair of Colorado State turnovers to record a 24-14 win.
The game got off to a quick start, with the first three possessions resulting in scores and a 10-7 Michigan lead. Late in the second quarter, Michigan’s Chris Howard broke through to block Matt McDougal’s punt and the Wolverines took over at the Colorado State 17. Michigan quarterback Todd Collins quickly hit wide receiver Mercury Hayes with a 16 yard touchdown pass and Michigan had a 17-7 halftime lead.
On the first possession of the third quarter, the Rams’ Anthoney Hill fumbled when he was sacked and Michigan again took possession at the Colorado 17. Four Tyrone Wheatley runs produced a Michigan touchdown and a 24-7 lead.
Colorado State dominated the time of possession for the remainder of the second half, but a stubborn Michigan defense allowed only an 18-yard touchdown pass from Hill to Jeremy Burkett in the closing moments of the game.
In the second and third quarters, Colorado State suffered turnovers on five of six possessions.