Friday, December 14, 2012

BYU Football: Did you know? (Holiday Bowl Records

Taking a look at the Poinsettia Bowl records that the Brigham Young Cougars could break next week made me wonder how many Holiday Bowl records BYU held. The Cougars from Provo played in the first seven Holiday Bowls and 11 total. It has been almost 20 years since BYU's last appearance (1993).
Did you know that BYU holds 38 team, individual, and miscellaneous Holiday Bowl records?
BYU's Holiday Bowl opponents hold 47 records. 

Below is all the places that BYU shows up in the Holiday Bowl record books. For the complete Holiday Bowl records, click here.




Team Records

TOTAL OFFENSE

Most Plays, Both Teams
167: Texas vs. Washington, 2001
163: ASU vs. Texas, 2007
162: Indiana vs. BYU, 1979
162: Texas Tech vs. California, 2004 

Fewest Plays, Both Teams
114: Iowa vs. BYU, 1991

Most Yards Gained
698: Oklahoma St., 1988
680: Texas A&M, 1990
651: BYU, 1989 

Most Yards Gained, Both Teams
1,115: Penn St. vs. BYU, 1989

Fewest Yards Gained
109: Arizona, 2009
185: BYU, 1990

Lowest 3rd Down Efficiency
13.3 (2 of 15): Nebraska, 1998
20.0 (3 of 15): Arizona, 2009
23.1 (3 of 13): Ohio St. vs. BYU, 1993 

RUSHING

Fewest Rushes
18: BYU, 1982
20: Arizona, 2009
21: Wyoming, 1987
21: BYU, 1990
 
Fewest Rushing Yards
-12: BYU, 1990
-2:
BYU, 1980

Lowest Rushing Average
-0.6: BYU, 1990
-0.1:
BYU, 1980

PASSING

Most Attempts
60: Texas Tech, 2004
59: BYU, 1989

Most Completions
42: BYU, 1989

Most Completions, Both Teams
64: Texas vs. Washington, 2001
63: Texas Tech vs. California, 2004
53: Penn St. vs. BYU, 1989 

Most Yards Gained
576: BYU, 1989

Most Yards Gained, Both Teams
791: Penn St. vs. BYU, 1989

Most TD Passes
4: BYU, 1980
4: Texas A&M, 1990
4: Kansas St., 1995
4: Texas, 2001 

SCORING

Most Points, Both Teams
91: BYU vs. SMU, 1980
90: Texas vs. Washington, 2001
89: Penn St. vs. BYU, 1989 

Fewest Points, Both Teams
26: Nebraska vs. Washington, 2010
26: Iowa vs. BYU, 1991

Most Points, 1 Quarter, 1 Team
28: Oklahoma St., 1988
27: BYU, 1980
27: Texas, 2001 

Most Points, 1 Half, Both Teams
64: Penn St. vs. BYU, 1989

Most Points, Losing Team
45: SMU, 1980
43: Washington, 2001
39: BYU, 1989
 
Most TDs, Both Teams
12: BYU vs. SMU, 1980
11: Penn St. vs. BYU, 1989
11: Texas A&M vs. BYU, 1990
11: Kansas St. vs. Colorado St., 1995
11: Texas vs. Washington, 2001
11: ASU vs. Texas, 2007  

FIRST DOWNS

Most
35: BYU, 1989
34: Oklahoma St., 1988
32: BYU, 1984
 
Most Passing
27: BYU, 1989
21:
BYU, 1979
21:
BYU, 1980

KICKING/PUNTING

Most Field Goals Attempted, Both Teams
7: Texas vs. Washington, 2001
6: Arizona vs. Nebraska, 1998
5: Indiana vs. BYU, 1979
5: Arkansas vs. Arizona St., 1985
5: Iowa vs. Wyoming, 1987
5: Penn St. vs. BYU, 1989
5: Kansas St. vs. Washington, 1999 

Most Field Goals Made, Both Teams
5: Penn St. vs. BYU, 1989
5: Arizona vs. Nebraska, 1998
5: Texas vs. Washington, 2001 

Fewest Punts
0: Oklahoma St., 1988
1: BYU, 1984
1:
BYU, 1989
1: Penn St., 1989
1: Texas A&M, 1990
1: Washington, 1999

Most Punts, Both Teams
16: California vs. Texas, 2011
15: BYU vs. Washington St., 1981
15: Kansas St. vs. Arizona St., 2002
15: Oklahoma vs. Oregon, 2005

Fewest Punts, Both Teams
2: Penn St. vs. BYU, 1989
4: California vs. Texas A&M, 2006
5: Texas A&M vs. BYU, 1990
5: Hawaii vs. Illinois, 1992

Lowest Average
20.5: BYU, 1993

PUNT/KICKOFF RETURN

Most Punt Returns
7: Arizona St., 2002
6: Washington St., 1981
5: BYU, 1979
5: Wyoming, 1987
5: Kansas St., 2002

Fewest Punt Returns
0: BYU, 1982
0: Michigan vs. BYU, 1984
0: Arizona St., 1985
0: Wyoming, 1988
0: Iowa vs. BYU, 1991
0: Michigan, 1994
0: Colorado St., 1995
0: Missouri, 1997
0: California, 2006
0: Nebraska, 2010

Most Punt Return Yards
98: BYU, 1980

Fewest Punt Return Yards
-6: BYU, 1984

Highest Punt Return Average (min. 3 attempts)
32.7: BYU, 1980

Most Kickoff Returns
10: Wyoming, 1988
10: Texas A&M, 1990
9: BYU, 1989
9: BYU, 1990
9: Texas, 2007 

Lowest Kickoff Return Average (min. 2 attempts)
4.8: Colorado, 1996
6.5: BYU, 1981
8.0: BYU, 1984

DEFENSIVE RECORDS

Most Sacks, Both Teams
9: BYU vs. SMU, 1980

Most Interceptions, Both Teams
5: BYU vs. Missouri, 1983
5: Michigan vs. Colorado St., 1994
5: Oregon vs. Texas, 2000
5: Texas vs. Washington, 2001

Most Fumble Recoveries, Both Teams
5: Arizona vs. Nebraska, 1998
4: BYU vs. Missouri, 1983

PENALTY RECORDS

Most Penalties
12: Nebraska, 2010
12: BYU, 1978
12: Ohio St., 1982
12: Kansas St., 1995

Most Penalties, Both Teams
23: Kansas St. vs. Colorado St., 1995
21: Ohio St. vs. BYU, 1982
20: BYU vs. Michigan, 1984
20: Penn St. vs. BYU, 1989

Most Yards Penalized, Both Teams
219: Kansas St. vs. Colorado St., 1995
194: BYU vs. Michigan, 1984
184: Ohio St. vs. BYU, 1982

Fewest Penalties
1: BYU, 1979



Individual Records


PASSING


Most attempts
60: Sonny Cumbie, Texas Tech, 2004
59: Ty Detmer, BYU, 1989

Most completions
42: Ty Detmer, BYU, 1989

Most yards passing
576: Ty Detmer, BYU, 1989

Most TD passes thrown
4: Jim McMahon, BYU, 1980
4: Brian Kavanagh, Kansas St., 1995
4: Major Applewhite, Texas, 2001

Most passes intercepted
4: Chris Simms, Texas, 2000
3: Marc Wilson, BYU, 1979
3: Steve Young, BYU, 1983
3: Robbie Bosco, BYU, 1984
3: Todd Collins, Michigan, 1994
3: Major Applewhite, Texas, 2001

RECEIVING

Most pass receptions
13: Dez Bryant, OSU, 2008
11: David Mills, BYU, 1984
11: Roy Williams, Texas, 2001
10: Scott Phillips, BYU, 1980
10: Hart Lee Dykes, Oklahoma St., 1988
10: Matt Bellini, BYU, 1989
10: Shaun McDonald, Arizona St., 2002

Most TDs receiving
3: Clay Brown, BYU, 1980

KICKING/PUNTING

Most Field Goals Attempted
4: Brent Johnson, BYU, 1979
4: Kent Bostrom, Arizona St., 1985
4: Greg Worker, Wyoming, 1987
4: John Anderson, Washington, 2001
4: Alex Henery, Nebraska, 2009

Most Field Goals Made
4: Alex Henery, Nerbaska, 2009
3: Robert Tata, Navy, 1978
3: Brent Johnson, BYU, 1979
3: Eddie Garcia, SMU, 1980
3: Kent Bostrom, Arizona St., 1985
3: Ray Tarasi, Penn St., 1989
3: Mark McDonald, Arizona, 1998
3: John Anderson, Washington, 2001

Lowest Average per Punt (min. 2 attempts)
20.5: Alan Boardman, BYU, 1993

PUNT/KICKOFF RETURNS

Most Punt Returns
7: Justin Taplin, Arizona St., 2002
6: Bill Gribble, Washington St., 1981
5: Dave Francis, BYU, 1979

Most Punt Return Yards
87: Vai Sikahema, BYU, 1980

Highest Punt Return Average (min. 2 returns)
43.5: Vai Sikahema, BYU, 1980

Longest Punt Return
85: Darran Hall, Colorado St., 1997
83: Vai Sikahema, BYU, 1980

Most Punt Return TDs
1: Tim Wilbur, Indiana, 1979
1: Vai Sikahema, BYU, 1980
1: Darran Hall, Colorado St., 1997

Most Kickoff Returns
8: Rudy Burgess, ASU, 2007
7: Homer Jones, BYU, 1979
6: Casey Tiumalu, BYU, 1982
6: Marshawn Lynch, California, 2004
6: Walter Thurmond III, Oregon, 2008

Most Kickoff Return Yards
201: Walter Thurmond III, Oregon, 2008
150: Rudy Burgess, ASU, 2007
130: Victor Ike, Texas, 2000
126: Homer Jones, BYU, 1979

Highest Kickoff Return Average (min. 3 returns)
43.3: Victor Ike, Texas, 2000
33.5: Walter Thurmond III, Oregon, 2008
28.8: Tyler Anderson, BYU, 1993

DEFENSIVE

Most Total Tackles
18: Garland Rivers, Michigan, 1984
17: Bob Davis, BYU, 1989
16: Kyle Whittingham, BYU, 1980

Most Fumble Recoveries
3: Fred Whittingham, BYU, 1989
2: Jim McMahon, BYU, 1981
2: Kevin Brooks, Michigan, 1984
2: Randall Cummins, Kansas St., 1999
2: Will Derting, Washington St., 2003



Miscellaneous


Longest Game

4:17: Penn St. vs. BYU, 1989

Shortest Game
2:50: Navy vs. BYU, 1978
2:58: Arkansas vs. Arizona St., 1985
3:00: BYU vs. Missouri, 1983

The Editor appreciates all feedback. He can be reached via email at bluecougarfootball@gmail.com

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