How sweet it was. A sold-out Aloha Stadium. 18th ranked Brigham Young University led by Heisman candidate Ty Detmer. Could it happen? Or would this be another painful defeat.
It’s been called a “Triumphant Thrashing”. UH head coach Bob Wagner said that the 1989 win over BYU was: “the most perfect game, execution-wise, that I’ve ever been involved with.”
Perhaps one of the most memorable moments of that game was a short screen pass from Gabriel to Farmer for a huge gain and score. Farmer was surrounded by a wall of green blockers escorting him untouched into the end zone.
Words cannot describe, you have to watch the video and listen to the emotion in the voices of Jim Leahey and Rick Blangiardi.