The majority (52%) think the New Mexico Bowl win over UTEP is the sixth best bowl win in BYU history, making it dead center among the 11 bowl wins. Only 4% think that the New Mexico bowl win was one of the better bowl wins (top 5), and the other 44% of voters think that it is one of the bottom 5.
I would side with the 44% in this case. BYU has had four bowl wins over teams ranked when they played (SMU, 1980; Washington State, 1981; Kansas State, 1996; and Oregon State, 2009). I think any bowl win over a ranked team is better than a blowout of a 6-6 team. I would also include the 1984 Holiday Bowl win to secure the national championship in the top 5. The number 6 spot would be either the 1994 Copper Bowl (31-6 over Oklahoma) or the 1988 Freedom Bowl (20-17 over Colorado).
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