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1998 ROSE BOWL
 
 
The Washington State Cougars, making their first Rose Bowl appearance in 67 years, pushed national champion and No. 1 ranked Michigan to the last play of the game before falling to the Wolverines 21-16 before 101,219 fans and a world-wide television audience. The victory left Michigan a perfect 13-0 for the season, bumping the Cougars to a 10-2 record. After Michigan thwarted two WSU drives to start the game, the Cougar defense forced a Wolverine punt that would set up WSU's first scoring drive. The Cougs took over on the Michigan 47-yard-line with 6:26 to play in the first quarter. Ryan Leaf completed two passes during the drive, including a 15-yard touchdown toss to Kevin McKenzie with 3:17 left in the first quarter. Rian Lindell's point-after gave WSU the early 7-0 advantage. WSU came close to taking a 14-point lead, but Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson halted a WSU drive in the Michigan endzone when he intercepted a Leaf pass from the 12 yard line. The Wolverine's answering scoring drive began from their own 34-yard-line at the 8:04 mark in the second quarter and ended with a 58-yard pass from Bob Griese to Tai Streets that completed the first half scoring. Early in the second half, WSU took over 99 yards from the endzone after Michigan's Jason Vinson dropped a perfect punt just outside the endzone. Shawn Tims put the finishing touches on WSU's 99 yard drive in nine plays, taking a reverse handoff the final 14 yards. Leaf hit four of five passes in the drive that amassed 73 yards. Lindell's PAT attempt was blocked by Michigan's James Hall, leaving the WSU advantage at 13-7. The Wolverines responded immediately, moving the ball on their next possession to their 39 yard-line to set up another Griese-to-Streets touchdown combination, this time 58 yards. Baker's point-after gave Michigan their first lead, 14-13 with 6:07 left in the third quarter. Michigan then padded their lead with a 14-play, 77-yard drive that ended in Griese's third touchdown pass of the game, a 23-yarder to Jerame Tuman. Baker's extra-point kick increased the Michigan advantage to 21-13 with 11:21 to play. Washington State responded immediately with an eight-play, 49-yard drive that set up a 48-yard field goal by Lindell, cutting Michigan's lead to five points, 21-16 with 7:25 remaining. The Wolverines then put together a 51-yard drive that consumed almost seven minutes off the game clock. When Jay Feely's pooch punt rolled dead at the WSU seven-yard-line, the Cougars' victory hopes were 93 yards and 29 seconds away. After two incomplete passes, the Cougars faced third-and-10 with only 16 seconds left. Leaf then found Nian Taylor along the sideline for a gain of 46, to the Michigan 47-yard-line. After a delay of game penalty, Leaf hit Love Jefferson at the Michigan 25 and the Coug tight end lateraled to a streaking Jason Clayton, who managed nine more yards before being brought down in bounds at Michigan's 16 yard line with 0:02 on the game clock. Out of timeouts, WSU was forced to try and spike the ball on first-down, but officials ruled that the final two seconds slipped away before the ball was effectively downed, thus preventing WSU's one final shot at a major upset.
 
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TEAMQTRTIMESCORING PLAY
WSU13:17McKenzie 15 pass from Leaf (Lindell kick)
UM27:08Streets 53 pass from Griese (Baker kick)
WSU38:33Tims 14 reverse (Lindell kick blocked)
UM35:07Streets 58 pass from Griese (Baker kick)
UM411:21Tuman 23 pass from Griese (Baker kick)
WSU47:25Lindell 48 field goal

ATTENDANCE - 101,219.

TOTAL OFFENSE - WSU 63/398/6.3. UM 71/379/5.3.
RUSHING - WSU 28/98/31/67/1/14: Black 7/24, Gilmore 8/21, Tims 1/14, Leaf 10/35, Clayton 2/4. UM 41/154/26/128/0/28: Howard 19/72, Thomas 7/23, Floyd 5/21, Griese 7/28, Woodson 2/8, Williams 1/2.
PASSING - WSU 35/17/1/331/1/46: Leaf 35/17/1/331/1/46. UM 30/18/1/251/3/58: Griese 30/18/1/251/3/58.
RECEIVING - WSU: C. Jackson 5/89, McKenzie 5/78, McWashington 2/41, Tims 2/9, Taylor 1/46, Gilmore 1/42, Jefferson 1/8, Clayton 0/18. UM: Shaw 5/49, Streets 4/127, Tuman 2/33, Howard 2/13, Thomas 1/14, Woodson 1/7, Campbell 1/7, Williams 1/1.
INTERCEPTIONS - WSU: Thompson 1/0. UM: Woodson 1/0.
PUNTING - WSU: Banks 6/242/40.3/46. UM: Vinson 5/160/32.0/38, Feely 1/23/23.0/23.
PUNT RETURNS - WSU: Tims 1/2. UM: Woodson 3/18.
KICKOFF RETURNS - WSU: None. UM: Thomas 2/38.
SCORING - WSU: McKenzie 6, Tims 6, Lindell 4. UM: Streets 12, Tuman 6, Baker 3.
FIRST DOWNS - WSU: 18/4/13/1. UM: 22/9/12/1.
FUMBLES/LOST - WSU: 2/0. UM: 0/0.
PENALTIES/YARDS - WSU: 4/43. UM: 4/40.
POSSESSION TIME - WSU: 27:46. UM: 32:14.
THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS - WSU: 7/15. UM: 10/17.
WSU TACKLERS (T-P-A) - Gleason 9-9- 0, Moore 9-8-1, Stewart 8-5-3, Nelson 8-5-3, Thompson 6-5-1, Boose 6-4-2 Bender 5-4-1, R. Jackson 4-4-0, Doyle 4-4-0, Moronkola 4- 3-1, Salausa 1-1-0, Price 1-1-0, Philley 1-1-0, Emerson 1-0-1, K. Moore 1-0-1.
WSU SACKS - B. Moore 1/-15 .
WSU TFL - B. Moore 4/-21, Boose 3/-7, Boose 1/-1

ROSTER
65 James Agnew, dt
26 Alvan Arzu, rb
12 Jeff Banks, p
15 Sam Baurichter, qb
91 Leon Bender, dt
41 Dirk Bernd, wr
13 Steve Birnbaum, qb
5 Michael Black, rb
98 Takari Blash, dt
90 Dorian Boose, de
38 Brandon Brown, lb
26 Nick Brown, db
24 Jason Clayton, rb
60 Joe Criscione, ol
80 Adam Davis, wr
33 Jasen Davis, db
88 Myron DeBose, lb
21 Sean DeCambra, wr
51 Scott Deeds, ot
28 Vince DeMakas, rb
89 Cory DeSanti, wr
80 Josh Didjurgis, dl
32 Chris Dixon, rb
23 D.J. Dobbins, db
46 Shane Doyle, de
48 Greg DuPree, lb
61 Tracy Easter, ol
44 Grady Emmerson, lb
31 Joe Gecas, rb
3 LeJuan Gibbons, db
1 DeJuan Gilmore, rb
34 Steve Gleason, lb
3 Billy Graffi s, qb
87 David Hardin, te
62 Lee Harrison, c
37 Adam Hawkins, rb
32 Josh Helton, lb
29 Torry Hollimon, db
95 Gary Holmes, dt
42 Steven Hughes, wr
28 Jermaine Hunsaker, db
81 Chris Jackson, wr
2 Ray Jackson, db
20 Love Jefferson, te
84 Jon Kincaid, te
40 Jason Klein, rb
68 Erik Larson, c
56 Brad Lawson, dt
16 Ryan Leaf, qb
48 Richard LeBlanc, wr
27 Rian Lindell, pk
83 Jason Littleton, te
72 Mickey Long, ol
92 Nate Mallory, de
57 Serign Marong, lb
86 Brenden Marshall, te
51 Austin Matson, lb
47 Anthony Matthews, db
30 Matt McDougall, wr
66 Jason McEndoo, og
9 Kevin McKenzie, sb
76 Ryan McShane, ot
45 Shawn McWashington, wr
87 Rob Meier, de
12 Paul Mencke, qb
4 Miguel Meriwether, rb
22 Brandon Moore, lb
21 Kenny Moore, lb
93 Delmar Morais, dt
6 Dee Moronkola, db
78 Scott Mountjoy, ol
17 David Muir, qb
99 Jonathan Nance, de
55 Mark Nason, ol
43 Todd Nelson, lb
10 Billy Newman Jr., rb
63 Kyle Noble, de
75 Jon Ottenbreit, ot
36 Brad Philley, lb
92 Darold Phinney, de
59 Brandon Pickering, lb
62 Ryan Pickering, lb
19 Scott Prater, wr
54 James Price, lb
79 Rob Rainville, ot
67 Jesse Ratcliff, de
70 Reed Raymond, ot
73 Ryan Raymond, ot
89 Alexe Rodopolos, wr
35 Earl Riley, db
77 Mike Sage, og
96 Taeao Salausa, dt
93 Jason Santos, wr
52 Steve Schaaf, lb
57 Mike Schwarz, ol
49 Corey Scott, lb
86 Paul Seeber, de
39 Matt Shaw, wr
24 Anthony Smith, db
30 Raonall Smith, lb
25 Duane Stewart, db
61 Steve Strand, lb
85 Vince Talik, wr
82 Nian Taylor, wr
18 James Taylor, wr
33 Jeremy Thielbahr, rb
18 Bryant Thomas, db
19 Lamont Thompson, db
8 Shawn Tims, wr
15 Alex Tinsley, db
74 Ryan Tujague, ot
58 Tuupo Tupo, lb
42 Tom Wagner, lb
64 Lincoln Walden-Schulz, ol
37 Tyler Wate, fs
83 Jerry Watson, lb
40 Jason White, db
55 Eboni Wilson, de
71 Cory Withrow, c
94 Troy Woody, wr
96 Farwan Zubedi, wr

1997 RESULTS
37-34 UCLA
28-21 @ USC
35-22 @ Illinois
58-0 Boise State
24-13 @ Oregon
63-37 California
35-34 Arizona (OT)
31-44 @ Arizona State
77-7 SW Louisiana
38-28 Stanford
41-35 @ Washington
16-21 Michigan (Rose Bowl)

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