The second annual Builders Square Alamo Bowl was a defensive battle
between the Pac-10’s Washington State Cougars and the Southwest
Conference’s Baylor Bears.
Led by the nation’s No. 2 defense, Washington State stifled the Bears en route to a
10-3 win. The Cougars held Baylor, which set a school record with 359 points during
the 1994 season, to just 151 yards of total offense as the Bears finished the game
with their lowest output of the season in points, first downs and rushing yards.
Washington State scored first as quarterback and Offensive MVP Chad Davis
connected on a 32-yard pass to Albert Kennedy to set up a one-yard TD run by
Kevin Hicks. Davis, who set three Alamo bowl passing records, completed 27 of
35 passes for 286 yards.
Shortly before halftime, the Cougars extended their lead to 10-0 with a 37-yard
field goal by Tony Truant. Baylor kicker Jarvis Van Dyke connected on a 36-yard
field goal to cut Washington State’s lead to 10-3 with 1:53 left in the third quarter.
Baylor had a chance to tie the game on the next drive after a 33-yard pass
to Kalief Muhammad gave the Bears a first down on Washington State’s sevenyard
line. But Baylor’s chances were crushed when Cougar safety Todd Jensen
intercepted a pass in the end zone with 30 seconds remaining.
The inaugural Builders Square Alamo Bowl pitted Iowa from the Big Ten
Conference against California of the Pac-10 Conference on December
31, 1993. Electricity filled the air as 45,716 fans gathered to kick off the
New Year with a San Antonio-style football fiesta.
Unfortunately for Iowa head coach Hayden Fry and his Hawkeyes, the excitement
at kickoff did not translate to the scoreboard as Cal won easily, 37-3. The Golden
Bears took advantage of the Hawkeyes’ sputtering offense as they reached the
red zone on its first three drives. Cal kicker Doug Brien connected on field goals
of 37, 20 and 30 yards to take a 9-0 lead.
California quarterback Dave Barr kept the pressure on the Hawkeye defense
with a six-yard touchdown pass to Mike Caldwell.
Any chances of an Iowa comeback were dashed on the last play of the second
quarter when Cal defensive end and future NFL standout Regan Upshaw smashed
into Hawkeye quarterback Paul Burmeister as he released the ball. Jerrot Willard
picked off the errant pass and ran 61 yards for a touchdown to give the Golden
Bears a 23-0 lead. Iowa produced its only points of the night in the third quarter
on a 42-yard field goal by Brian Hurley.
Cal ran up 445 yards of total offense compared to Iowa’s 90. Barr, the
game’s Offensive MVP, completed 21 of 28 passes for 266 yards and fired three
#24 Washington State makes it two straight for the Pac-10
BOX SCORE 1 2 3 4 FINAL
#24 Washington St. 7 3 0 0 10
Baylor 0 0 3 0 3
Washington State hung on to
beat Baylor behind the arm
of quarterback Chad Davis
who threw for 286 yards and
was named Offensive MVP
for the Cougars.
California offense overpowers Iowa in inaugural game
BOX SCORE 1 2 3 4 FINAL
California 6 17 7 7 37
Iowa 0 0 3 0 3
1993 Offensive MVP Dave
Barr had three touchdown
passes to lead California to a
victory over Iowa.
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