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PRO FOOTBALL : Abraham Leads Wyoming to a 24-20 Win Over Hawaii, and a WAC Championship

November 30, 1987| Associated Press

HONOLULU — Senior Jerald Abraham rushed for two touchdowns, including one late in the fourth quarter, to give Wyoming a come-from-behind 24-20 win over Hawaii and the Western Athletic Conference championship Saturday night.

The victory gave Wyoming an 8-0 record in conference play, only the second time in the 26-year history of the WAC that a team has gone undefeated in eight conference games. Brigham Young went 8-0 in 1984, its national championship season.

Wyoming (10-2) will play Iowa on Dec. 30 in the Holiday Bowl at San Diego.

Hawaii (3-5, 5-6) will close out it's season this Saturday here against Arkansas.

Trailing 20-17, Abraham scored on a six-yard run with 4:51 left in the game. Abraham rushed for 82 yards to become the Wyoming's all-time leading rusher with 2,245 career yards.

The Cowboys cut Hawaii's lead to 17-10 on their first possession of the second half when Greg Worker kicked a 51-yard field goal.

Wyoming's senior quarterback Craig Burnett later guided the Cowboys to two fourth-quarter touchdowns.

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