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2003 HOLIDAY BOWL
 
 
Washington State reached the 10-win plateau for the third time in as many seasons with a 28-20 comeback victory over Texas in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl. Facing a 10-7 halftime deficit, the Cougars rallied to score three touchdowns in the third quarter and take a 26-10 lead into the final stanza. The second half fireworks began with a 54-yard touchdown pass from Matt Kegel to Sammy Moore with just over nine minutes left in the third. WSU used a trick play to get in the end zone once again four minutes later. Kegel lined up under center, but instead of taking the snap, ran in motion to the right sideline, leaving running back Jonathan Smith alone in the backfield. Smith fumbled the snap, but recovered and ran 12 yards for a touchdown. Two Texas possessions later, the WSU defense continued the onslaught when Jason David recovered a fumble and took it 18 yards for the Cougs' final touchdown of the game. Washington State's defense forced a fourth quarter safety to push its total to 28. Moore earned most valuable offensive player honors after converting both of his catches for touchdowns and setting up another with a 51-yard punt return. Sophomore Kyle Basler was named the game's most valuable defensive player after pinning the Longhorns inside their own five on four occasions.
 
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TEXAS01001020

TEAMQTTIMESCORING PLAY
WSU18:48Bienemann 32 pass from Kegel (Dunning kick)
UT212:21Benson 1 run (Pino kick)
WSU2:59Moore 12 pass from Kegel (Dunning kick)
UT2:04Pino 39 field goal
WSU39:23Moore 54 pass from Kegel (Dunning fail)
WSU35:50Smith 12 run (Dunning kick)
WSU32:20David 18 fumble recovery (Dunning block)
UT413:32Pino 19 field goal
WSU48:41Team safety
UT44:29Williams 30 pass from Mock (Pino kick)

ATTENDANCE - 61,102

TOTAL OFFENSE - WSU 65/360/5.5 UT 89/327/3.7
RUSHING - WSU 33/162/5/157/1/17: Smith 21/110/1, Bruhn 10/44, Kegel 2/3. UT 40/211/80/131/1/48: Benson 22/83/1, V. Young 9/50, S. Young
1/48, Williams 1/11, Jeffery 1/3, Mock 6/-64.
PASSING - WSU 32/18/2/203/2/54: Kegel 32/18/2/203/2/54. UT 49/20/0/196/1/46: Mock
35/14/0/181/1/46, V. Young 14/6/0/15/0/6.
RECEIVING - WSU: Smith 5/51, Lunde 3/39, Darling 3/26, Harvey 3/15, Moore 2/66/2, Bienemann 2/6. UT: Williams 9/97/1, S. Thomas 4/20, Johnson 3/41, Melton 1/13, Benson 1/12, S. Young 1/9, Scaife 1/4.
INTERCEPTIONS - WSU: none. UT: Crowder1/0, Geiggar 1/0.
PUNTING - WSU: Basler 7/281/40.1/ 56. UT: McGee 5/217/43.4/48, Team 1/36/36.0/36.
PUNT RETURNS - WSU: Moore 4/68/17.0/51. UT: S. Young 1/20/ 20.0/20.
KICKOFF RETURNS - WSU: Moore 5/59/11.4/22. UT: S. Young 3/74/ 24.6/29, Melton 1/16/16.0/16, Brown 1/15/15.0/15.

ROSTER
28 Hamza Abdullah, db
23 Husain Abdullah, db
17 D.D. Acholonu, de
77 Patrick Afi f, ol
44 Mark Ahlberg, te
22 Lavell Anderson, rb
67 Calvin Armstrong, ol
56 Chris Baltzer, lb
8 Kyle Basler, p
34 Christian Bass, db
55 Dane Bassett, de
46 Pat Bennett, lb
81 Troy Bienemann, te
59 Reyshawn Bobo, de
26 Jeremy Bohannon, db
25 Rafael Bolton, rb
53 Raymond Bonnell, de
80 Cody Boyd, te
98 Bryan Boyer, dt
13 Adam Braidwood, de
18 Alex Brink, qb
9 Isaac Brown, de
94 Mkristo Bruce, de
33 Chris Bruhn, rb
70 Bobby Byrd, ol
64 Thomas Clements, lb
27 Erik Coleman, db
93 Jon Conlin, de
99 Steve Cook, dt
92 Joel Crawford, de
32 Wally Dada, db
1 Devard Darling, wr
29 Jason David, db
12 Ira Davis, lb
42 Scott Davis, lb
12 Dayton Dennison, qb
51 Will Derting, lb
49 Steve Dildine, lb
61 Josh Duin, ol
10 Drew Dunning, k
36 Andrew Fernandez, db
78 Riley Fitt-Chappell, ol
74 Russell Foster, ol
37 Eric Frampton, db
84 Robert Franklin, wr
48 Al Genatone, lb
43 Brian Hall, lb
21 McKenzie Hansell, wr
55 Charles Harris, ol
88 Trandon Harvey, wr
41 Blair Hawkins, rb
83 Jason Hill, wr
72 Spencer Hollison, ol
76 Norvell Holmes, ol
19 Odell Howard, dt
8 Chris Hurd, qb
60 Robbie Hyslop, ol
68 Zach Ingham, ol
65 Dan Iovine, ol
52 Don Jackson, lb
40 Aaron Johnson, te
89 Brett Johnson, wr
2 Chris Jordan, wr
41 Aaron Joseph, db
4 Matt Kegel, qb
71 Bill Knotts, ol
34 Jonathan Larson, wr
75 Sam Lightbody, ol
69 Keola Loo, ol
35 Scott Lunde, wr
6 Marty Martin, wr
70 Mark Matthey, ol
20 Kevin McCall, rb
66 Nick Mihlhauser, ol
36 Jevon Miller, wr
3 Sammy Moore, wr
31 Steve Mortimer, wr
58 Matt Mullennix, de
86 Tramaine Murray, wr
64 Steve Nelson, ol
12 Sean O'Connor, ol/te
79 Bryan Olson, ol
87 Thomas Ostrander, wr
30 Alex Oyer, k
50 Josh Parrish, ol
62 Chris Paulson, lb
15 Karl Paymah, db
94 John Rasmussen, wr
13 Mike Reilly, qb
47 Nic Scott, db
38 Tyler Sellers, db
44 Josh Shavies, dt
63 Mike Shelford, ol
35 Spencer Shelman, db
18 Graham Siderius, k
39 Brian Skjei, lb
5 Jonathan Smith, rb
28 Kealan Smith, rb
54 Paul Stevens, lb
9 Josh Swogger, qb
47 Jesse Taylor, te
21 Alex Teems, db
38 Allen Thompson, rb
57 Tom Tribbett, lb
97 Tai Tupai, dt
25 Don Turner, db
10 Aaron Wagner, lb
82 Adam West, te
32 David White, k/p
95 Jeremey Williams, dt
87 Kevin Williams, dt
24 Virgil Williams, db
45 Brian Winter, lb

2003 RESULTS
25-0 Idaho, Seattle
26-29ot @ Notre Dame
47-26 @ Colorado
23-13 New Mexico
55-16 @ Oregon
30-7 Arizona
24-14 @ Stanford
36-30 Oregon State
16-43 @ USC
31-13 UCLA
34-19 Arizona State
19-27 @ Washington
28-20 Texas (Holiday Bowl)

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