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1988 EAGLE ALOHA BOWL
 
 
Washington State scored 24 second-quarter points and forced a last-second Houston turnover in notching a 24-22 win over the Texan Cougars, Christmas Day. The bowl appearance was WSU's second of the 1980s and evened the Cougars bowl record to 2-2. In a close game there are many heroes, but for WSU, none stood out more than senior Victor Wood. He picked up a fumble early in the second quarter and zipped five yards for a touchdown that put his Cougars ahead 7-3. On WSU's next possession, Wood caught a 15-yard scoring pass from Timm Rosenbach to put WSU up 14-3 and well on its way to a bowl victory viewed by a national ABC-TV audience. Wood's heroics were catching as WSU added a Jason Hanson 33-yard fi eld goal and another touchdown, this one by Rosenbach, before halftime to put Washington State in command 24-9. WSU limited the Texas visitors to just five first half first downs, 46 yards rushing, and 77 yards passing before intermission. The Cougars picked off two Houston passes, one each by Shawn Landrum and Vernon Todd. In the end, however, it was Tuineau Alipate's hard hit that forced a Houston fumble recovered by Artie Holmes at the WSU five yard line. James Dixon was the recipient of Alipate's jarring tackle after catching a David Dacus pass over the middle that appeared for a moment to set up a potential game-winning score by Houston. The Cougars then controlled the ball for the final 2:44, with a key six-yard Rosenbach to Tim Stallworth pass giving WSU the much-needed first down just before the game ended.
 
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TEAMQTRTIMESCORING PLAY
UH113:13Anderson 27 field goal
WSU213:39Wood 5 fumble run (Hanson kick)
WSU28:39Wood 15 pass from Rosenbach (Hanson kick)
WSU26:31Hanson 33 field goal
UH24:56Witherspoon 1 run (kick failed)
WSU20:53Rosenbach 1 run (Hanson kick)
UH34:25Mason 53 pass from Dacus (pass failed)
UH413:16Weatherspoon 2 pass from Dacus (Anderson kick)

ATTENDANCE - 35,132.

TOTAL OFFENSE-WSU 92/460/5.00, UH 61/309/5.01.
RUSHING-WSU 56/154: Broussard 33/139, Swinton 9/38, Rosenbach 14/-28, Wood 0/5. UH 21/683: Weatherspoon 14/80, Anderson 2/3, Ware 3/-1, Dacus 2/-14.
PASSING-WSU 36/19/1/306/1/40: Rosenbach 36/19/1/306/1/40. UH 40/17/2/241/2/53: Dacus
11/8/0/153/2/53, Ware 28/8/2/44/0/11, Phillips 1/1/0/44/0/44.
RECEIVING-WSU: Stallworth 8/120, Wood 2/48, Wimberly 2/24, Wellsandt 1/40, Olson 1/20, Broussard 1/11. UH: Dixon 4/52, Anderson 3/11, Mason 2/83, Williams 2/24, Phillips 2/14, Cooper 2/11, P. Smith 1/44,Weatherspoon 1/2.
INTERCEPTIONS-WSU: Landrum 1/27, Todd 1/4. UH: A. Montgomery 1/72.
PUNTING-WSU: Myers 6/276/46.0/53. UH: Rodriguez 8/358/44.8/70.
PUNT RETURNS-WSU: Wood 3/52. UH: Calloway 3/26.
KICKOFF RETURNS-WSU: Wood 5/123. UH: Dixon 4/166, Weatherspoon 1/25.
SCORING-WSU: Wood 12, Rosenbach 6, Hanson 6. UH: Weatherspoon 12, Mason 6, Anderson 4.
FIRST DOWNS-WSU: 28/9/13/1. UH: 13/5/6/2.
FUMBLES/LOST-WSU: 2/1. UH: 2/1.
PENALTIES/YARDS-WSU: 11/95. UH: 9/58.
POSSESSION TIME-WSU: 37:43. UH: 22:17.
THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS-WSU: 8/19. UH: 3/14.
WSU TACKLERS-Holmes 9/3/6, Ledbetter 8/4/4, Gray 7/2/5, Savage 7/4/3, Grayson 5/2/3, O'Neal 5/2/3, Ricard 5/5/0, Alipate 3/2/1, Metcalf 3/0/3,Landrum 3/3/0, Lee 3/2/1, Todd 3/1/2, Brown 2/2/0, Cook 2/2/0, Downing 1/1/0, Woodley 1/0/1, Noble 1/1/0, Wright 1/1/0.
WSU SACKS-Cook 1/-10, Ledbetter 1/-2, Savage 1/-12.
WSU TFL-None.

ROSTER
55 Tuineau Alipate, lb
49 Kevin Andal, te
8 Chris Ayears, db
48 Matt Bona, te
31 Steve Broussard, rb
99 Marlin Brown, de
16 Benari Burroughs, db
48 Lewis Bush, lb
34 Paul Carr, rb
11 Arana Clark, db
21 Desmond Clayton, wr
59 Bill Clemm, lb
39 Robert Compton, db
76 Ivan Cook, de
70 Steve Cromer, og
84 Chad Cushing, te
1 C.J. Davis, wr
51 Troy Dennison, lb
44 Chad Dezellem, lb
22 John Diggs, cb
97 Tim Downing, dt
68 Chris Dyko, ot
62 Jim Eucker, og
52 Dave Fakkema, c
79 Ross Filkins, ot
43 Phil Garabedian, olb
9 Aaron Garcia, qb
67 Bob Garman, og
89 Greg Godfrey, de
12 Brad Gossen, qb
96 Randy Gray, de
50 Dan Grayson, lb
47 Victor Greer, wr
4 Jason Hanson, pk
15 Ron Hawkins, qb
19 Artie Holmes, fs
73 John Husby, ot
72 Ken Kuiper, ot
18 Shawn Landrulm, db
10 Jay Languein, db
80 John Lark, wr
91 Mark Ledbetter, dt
42 Ron Lee, ss
17 Kurt Loertscher, lb
8 Tom McGill, db
35 Mickey McShan, rb
30 Randal McWilliams, db
40 Maury Metcalf, lb
74 Jim Michalczik, og
32 Russ Miller, lb
6 Chris Moton, fs
45 Rob Myers, p
37 Roosevelt Noble, db
61 Robert Norvell, c
46 Rodd Olson, te
41 Bob O'Neal, lb
81 Mel Orchard, te
54 Tolo Palelei, dt
28 Randy Parker, fs
88 William Pellum, wr
77 Konrad Pimiskern, dl
93 Rod Plummer, lb
71 Jay Reyna, de
26 Ron Ricard, db
57 Keith Rice, lb
25 Thomas Rogers, rb
3 Timm Rosenbach, qb
75 Tony Savage, dt
66 Kelly Schlegel, ot
23 Rodney Scott, rb
80 Jody Sears, wr
69 Matt Simonet, ot
53 Dave Smith, c
63 Mike Smith, og
66 Dustin Smith, de
2 Tim Stallworth, wr
85 Robert Stogner, wr
65 Mark Stokes, og
33 Rich Swinton, rb
36 Elmer Thomas, wr
83 Lee Tilleman, te
11 Ed Tingstad, rb
29 Vernon Todd, db
70 Christian Tollefson, de
78 Andy Tribble, og
60 Mike Utley, og
15 Dan Vaughn, qb
52 Mark Verstegen, lb
92 Dan Webber, dt
82 Doug Wellsandt, te
94 Kirk Westerfi eld, de
9 Rob Whorley, pk
98 Aaron Wiksten, lb
84 Butch Williams, te
17 Michael Wimberly, wr
13 Victor Wood, wr
90 Jeron Woodley, de
20 Michael Wright, cb
24 Shaumbe Wright-Fair, rb
56 Paul Wulff, c
87 Ron Young, wr

1988 RESULTS
44-7 @ Illinois
41-9 @ Minnesota
28-43 Oregon
52-24 @ Tennessee
44-13 California
28-45 @ Arizona
28-31 Arizona State
34-30 @ UCLA
24-21 @ Stanford
36-27 Oregon State
32-31 Washington
24-22 Houston (Aloha Bowl)

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