Hail Mary: The Inside Story of BYU’s 1980 Miracle Bowl Comeback


Hail Mary
The Inside Story of BYU’s 1980 Miracle Bowl Comeback
Ryan Tibbitts

Relive the Thrill of the greatest bowl comeback of all time with this play-by-play look at BYU’s unbelievable turnaround.

  • Read interviews with many of the players that let you get into their heads and find out what they were thinking during each tense moment.
  • Discover where the players are now and how this one game continues to impact them even today.
  • Learn the most important lessons the Cougars took away from their experience.
  • Find out for yourself the incredible power of persistence, teamwork, and sheer grit.

Written by a Cougar from the now-famous 1980 team, this book makes a perfect gift for longtime football fans and the newest generation of Cougar Nation. This fascinating read will remind you how miracles still happen, both on and off the field.

Coming out December 9, 2014!

Product Details
Title: Hail Mary: The Inside Story of BYU’s 1980 Miracle Bowl Comeback
Author: Ryan Tibbitts
Hardcover: 176 pages
ISBN-13: 9781462116584
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Imprint: Plain Sight Publishing
Publication date: 12/9/2014
Price: $18.99

LaVell Edwards, BYU Head Football Coach 1972–2000—I thoroughly enjoyed reading Hail Mary, and I’m grateful Ryan took the time to write it. I can’t overstate how important The Miracle Bowl victory was to the BYU football program—especially the dramatic way the victory was achieved. Ryan’s recap of the game was inspiring to read and reminded me of many interesting details I had forgotten about.

Matt Braga, BYU wide receiver 1979–80—I can’t think of anyone better than Ryan Tibbitts to tell the story behind the 1980 Holiday Bowl and BYU’s comeback victory over SMU. As a member of the 1980 squad, Ryan always had his finger on the pulse of the players, coaches, and trainers. This isn’t just a story about what happened on the field that night in San Diego but what happened off the field that led to the improbable comeback.

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