BYU football: The 10 best wins of the LaVell Edwards era

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No. 2: BYU vs Michigan – 1984 Holiday Bowl

The (somewhat improbable) win that cemented BYU football as a dynasty and captured a National Championship. BYU was undefeated going into the game, but many were skeptical to rank the Cougars No. 1 because they played in the WAC. There was speculation BYU would ditch its obligations to play in the Holiday Bowl, opting for a larger bowl with a more lucrative payout, but it didn’t happen. Instead the Cougars faced the Michigan Wolverines. BYU outscored Michigan 14-3 in the fourth quarter to win 24-17 to win in front of 61,000 fans in San Diego. Bosco threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. A week later, the voters announced BYU was the No. 1 team in the nation, securing a National Championship.