BYU football: A look at the Cougars' 31 bowl appearances, 1974-2012

Published: Friday, Dec. 21 2012 7:30 a.m. MST

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This marked the first of seven straight Holiday Bowl appearances for the Cougars, as the new San Diego-based game now granted the WAC champion its automatic postseason berth. (The previous year, the Cougars were co-WAC champs and slated for the Fiesta Bowl, but with the game scheduled for a Sunday, BYU declined to participate.)

In this inaugural game, Navy came in with an 8-3 record and proved a difficult matchup for the Cougars. BYU shuffled between quarterbacks Marc Wilson and Jim McMahon and built a 16-3 lead in the third quarter. But the Midshipmen roared back in the fourth, scoring 20 unanswered points (including a 65-yard touchdown pass) for the win.

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Representative is also the proper term for a member of the US House of Representatives.

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I remember watching the Lee Johnson toe-punch that sailed wide. Lots of futility in the early years.

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