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1988 Hall of Fame Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 14 7 7 28
Alabama 3 0 6 15 24
Date January 2, 1988
Season 1987
Stadium Tampa Stadium
Location Tampa, Florida
MVP Jamie Morris (Michigan RB)
Attendance 60,156
United States TV coverage
Network NBC
Announcers Bob Costas, Ahmad Rashad, Paul Maguire
Hall of Fame Bowl
 < 1986 1989

The 1988 Hall of Fame Bowl featured the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Michigan Wolverines. It was the first ever meeting between the schools, in the second annual Hall of Fame Bowl.

Alabama scored first following a 51 yard field goal by kicker Phillip Doyle. Alabama led 3-0 after the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, Jamie Morris scored on touchdown runs of 25 and 14 yards as Michigan took a 14-3 lead to halftime.

In the third quarter, Morris scored on a 77 yard touchdown run, stretching Michigan's lead to 21-3. Alabama responded with a 16 yard touchdown pass from Jeff Dunn to tightend Howard Cross, making it 21-9. In the fourth quarter, Bobby Humphrey scored on touchdown runs of 1 and 17 yards as Alabama took a 24-21 lead. Michigan scored the game winning touchdown on a 20 yard pass from Demetrius Brown to John Kolesar for a 28-24 win.

Notes

  • Bo Schembechler was the head football coach at Michigan, but Gary Moeller was given the coaching responsibilities for the game, because of Schembechler undergoing surgery.

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