BYU Bowl Games

1998 LIBERTY BOWL

12.31.01 Memphis, Tenn. (52,192) 

BYU 27
No. 10 Tulane 41

In BYU’s first ever appearance at the Liberty Bowl, the Cougars ran into tenth-ranked Tulane that entered the New Year’s Eve game with a˜perfect season record. The Cougars struck first on an 11-yard pass from Kevin Feterik to receiver Ben Horton. Tulane would score 20 unanswered points in the first half. With just 41 seconds remaining in the half, BYU looked to put an end to the Green Wave momentum, but came up short as Feterik was sacked by Phil Henderson for a 10-yard loss to end the half. Things didn’t get much better for the Cougars in the second half, as Tulane scored its third touchdown of the game on the opening drive of the half. On its next possession, the Green Wave would strike again on a 13-yard pass from King to Jamaican Dartez to give Tulane a 34-6 lead with just over seven minutes remaining in the third quarter. On its first drive of the final period, BYU scored for the first time since the 8:49 mark in the first half on an Aaron Cupp three-yard run. Trailing by 28 midway through the fourth quarter, BYU finally crossed the Tulane 20-yard line for the first time since the first half and went on to score 14 unanswered points before time expired.

 TEAM STATS BYU TULANE
Rushes-Yards 25-54 41-252
Passing Yards 267 276
Passes 27-44-1 23-38-0
SCORING SUMMARY  
 TEAM  PLAY
BYU Horton 11-yard pass from Feterik (kick failed)
Tulane Palazzo 31-yard FG
Tulane Jordan 79-yard interception return (kick)
Tulane King 3-yard run (kick)
Tulane Palazzo 23-yard FG
Tulane Cook 60-yard pass from King (kick)
Tulane Dartez 13-yard pass from King (kick)
BYU Cupp 3-yard run (kick) 
Tulane Converse 5-yard run (kick)
BYU Cupp 18-yard pass from Feterik (kick)
BYU Mahe 3-yard (kick) 
SCORING BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 FINAL
BYU 6 0 0 21 27
No. 10 Tulane 10 10 14 7 41