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1981 Holiday Bowl — BYU 38, Washington State 36 »1 of 10 «
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The Cougars jumped out to a 31-7 lead in the third quarter following a Tom Holmoe interception return for a touchdown. They then had to withstand a scoring onslaught by Washington State to preserve the victory. Jim McMahon threw for 342 yards in the game, including a critical 11-yard TD pass to Scott Pettis to put BYU up 38-28 midway through the fourth quarter.
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