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At least for Brigham Young, anyway,
victory in the Holiday Bowl could mean
a spot on top. Find out how BYU coach
Lavelle Edwards feels about being
ranked number one and why his squad
is playing a 6-5 team in a bowl game.
THE ROAD TO JACK MURPHY......................................... page 4
The path to the Holiday Bowl has
been a long and tough, yet rewarding
battle for the two participants. Relive
the memories of the Cougar and
Wolverine 1984 seasons.
SAN DIEGO: THE HOLIDAY HOMELAND............................... page 5
If you're going to the game, you had
better bring along this handy guide of
things to go and places to do in this
wonderful city.

PROVO: WHERE THE OPPONENTS SLEEP...........................page 6
As you might have heard already, the
campus of Brigham Young is a much
different place than Ann Arbor. Find
out why as we look at BYU up-close and
ROBBIE BOSCO VS. GARY MOELLER........... ..................page 8-9
The Cougar quarterback leads the
nation's top offensive team. Gary
Moeller, Michigan's defensive coor-
dinator is out to stop him. Get to know
these Holiday Bowl adversaries a little
A LOOK BACK AT THE FALL OF '84.....................................page 10
A pictoral look at Michigan's season
THE DAILY HOLIDAY LINE.................................page 16
The Daily football writers prove their
knowledge of the sport they cover by
picking the winners of this season's
bowl games.
HOW THEY LINE UP................................................page 18-19
Take a look at the statistical leaders
of the Holiday Bowl VII participants.
THE BOWL GAMES: MORE THAN EVER BEFORE.................. page 20-21
Read along as we preview of all the
other bowl games that will take place
this Holiday season.
THE LONE COUGAR FROM THE EAST.................................page 23
Well, Wisconsin is not that far east,
but it is far enough to make Dairyland
native Jim Herrmann the lone Mid-
westerner on the BYU roster.

When Jim Herrmann learned for cer-
tain that Michigan would be his team's
opponent in the Holiday Bowl, he
became a man with a mission.
Jim Herrmann is an All-WAC defen-
sive end and co-captain of the Cougars.
He is one of only a handful of BYU
players who comes from a hometown
East of the Mississippi, and the only
Hartland, Wisconsin, 20-25 miles due
west of Milwaukee. He grew up wan-
ting to play college football in the Mid-
west but was so lightly recruited that he
ended up in Provo.
"I grew up with Midwest football, "
said Herrmann who is majoring in
business fundamentals. "But I was
recruited so lightly by my state school
and other schools that I was forced out
to Brigman Young." Other schools
that recruited him "lightly" were Nor-
thwestern, Minnesota and Kansas.
Herrmann knows of the reason
behind the lack of interest. "As a high
school senior, I was 6-5 and weighed
only 195 pounds," he said. "My high
school (Hartland Arrowhead) didn't
have a weight room and at the time
didn't emphasize varsity football."
BITTER AT his high school and the
University of Wisconsin, Herrmann
packed his bags and headed to Utah
with grim determination.
"I went to BYU to show Wisconsin!
that they made a mistake by not
recruiting me harder and all the other
schools that recruited me lightly," said
Hitting the weight room in college,
Herrmann watched his body develop to
where he has filled out at 6-6, 262 poun-

ds. Herrmann became the starter at
right defensive tackle last season and
proved that he could maneuver super-
bly with the additional bulk.
UTILIZING HIS 4.8 speed in the 40-
yard dash, Herrmann terrorized WAC
quarterbacks in 1983 with 16 sacks.
"All I thought about last year was
sacking the quarterback," admitted
Herrmann also accumulated a diz-
zying figure of 46 "quarterback
hurries" last season, which is an impor-
tant statistic to the BYU coaching staff.
Somewhere along the way toward
stardom, Herrmann chose a defensive
end which he is striving to emulate -
controversial New York Jet Mark
Gastineau. Gastineau's infamous
"sack dance" has alienated the star
from many fans and opposing players,
yet Herrmann understands what lies
behind Gastineau's antics.
"FOOTBALL IS a very emotional
game and there is nothing more ex-
citing for a defensive lineman than to
sack the quarterback," said Herrmann.
"Gastineau himself is highly emotional
and all his jumping around is just his
way of expressing himself. It would be
wrong to taunt an opposing lineman,
but I don't think Gastineau has ever
meant to taunt anyone. Football is an
emotional game and is meant to be
played as such."
Before you start hating him, Herr-
mann informs that he does not have a
dance of his own. He respects
Gastineau most of all because of his in-
credible physical talent. "The guy is 6-
5, 275 pounds, has a great body and runs
the 40 in 4.5. You have got to admire
This season Herrmann's game has
become more effective if not quite as


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devastating. He has 62 tackles, with six
sacks and 29 QB hurries. "This year
I've concentrated on being more con-
sistent and my all-around performance
has improved," he assessed.
Herrmann's primary function as a
lineman in BYU's three-man front line
is to stand up the offensive lineman so
that the linebackers can gobble up the
ball carrier. This task he has also
mastered. "Jim is great young man
and has developed into an unbelievable
defensive tackle," praised Lavelle Ed-

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BYU offense
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Heimuli, who hails from Laie,
Hawaii, led BYU with 796 yards rushing
for a 5.04 average and scored nine
touchdowns from the fullback position.
The 5-11, 205 pounder also hauled in 31
passes for another 242 yards.
Halfback Smith averaged 6.94 yards
per carry on his 50 rushing attempts for
a yardage total of 347. He also was
third on the team in receiving with 46
HIS BEING ABLE to stay in the
pocket enhanced Bosco's ability to hit
the secondary receivers. Bosco had the
good fortune to toil behind an experien-
ced offensive line. Both guards, Robert
Anae and Craig Gamick, center Trevor
Matich and right tackle Louis Wong are
all departing seniors who have been on
the same line for the last two seasons.
Left tackle David Wright is the only
lineman returning to protect Bosco next
The Wolverines are considered to
have a quick defense, but offensive line
coach Claude Bassett thinks his men
are up to the task of beating off the op-
ponents from the Midwest. "We've
seen Michigan. We know how quick and
fast they are, but they cannot outrun
us," he said.
At times during the season, Michigan

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BYU, I would go out and.
get Lester Hayes and
Mike Haynes to be the
--Cougar tight end
David Mills
was able to come up with turnovers in
bunches. Against Bosco, the
Wolverines would like to apply pressure
and force the key turnovers. But BYU
has not been plagued by mistakes at
any time during the '84 campaign.
"We can be very methodical or be a
quick-scoring offense," said tight end
Mills. "If they're going to sit back,
we'll go with the short, 15-yard passes.
If they come up tight, we'll hit long."
Those are fighting words, from a
team bursting with confidence and
sporting its newest superstar, Robbie

(Continued from Page 9)
M: They have "level" passes, which I
guess every team has, where they're
going to take whatever you give them. I
think what Everett's saying is it's not
always the Michigan defense gives up
this or this defense gives up that. Within
the framework of every defense you
make yourself weaker here when you
make yourself stronger there on any
given play. Well, Brigham Young's
going to lay those levels out and if this
level's open he's going to put it there
and if not then he's going to put it there,
whatever the case may be. So you've
got to confuse them to the point where
they can't always find the opening like
that (snaps his fingers). If they can go
back there and know, "Well, if we do
this then they'll do this," then they'll
get a rhythm. Then I'd say they'd start
picking you apart.
D: Has Brigham Young seen any
defense as good as Michigan's?
M: I have no idea. Hawaii had a
decent defense. They held them to 18
points or so. But you don't always know
the circumstances as far as turnovers
and such.
D: I noticed that Bosco has only 11 in-
terceptions in 458 attempts. Does that
surprise you?

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