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1992 WEISER LOCK COPPER BOWL
 
 
Perhaps no college bowl game following the 1992 gridiron season was more offensive minded than the Copper Bowl matchup between WSU and Utah, but after all the running and passing that accounted for more than 1,100 yards, the deciding play was a 22-yard field goal by WSU's Aaron Price. The Cougars scored 21 unanswered points in the first quarter and one additional score just before halftime for a 28-14 lead. WSU then held on until Price gave them their final lead with 5:08 to play. Even then, they had to watch anxiously as Chris Yergensen's 20-yard chip shot sailed wildly to the left with 3:18 remaining. Though the 40,000-plus fans left the stadium talking about the offensive plays that stood out, it was WSU's defense in the fourth quarter that made this win possible. The Utes scored twice in the second quarter and added two more scores to pull even with a quarter to play. Both teams then turned to their defenses. The key play came with 6:29 to play when Utah's Frank Dolce avoided a strong WSU rush and hooked up with Henry Lusk on a short sideline pass. John Rushing then stripped Lusk of the ball and Singor Mobley scooped it up at the Utah 36 yard line. Fifteen yards later, at the Utah 21, Mobley was dragged down, setting up the Cougars with great field position. Drew Bledsoe immediately drove the Cougars to the Utah five yard line before turning the scoring chores over to Price. Like he did the closing seconds of WSU's 23-20 win over Arizona in the same stadium early in the season, Price came through with the kick. Bledsoe completed 30 of 46 passes for a school record 476 yards. Phillip Bobo caught TD passes of 87 (equaling a school record) and 48 yards, and Shaumbe Wright- Fair picked up 123 yards rushing and scored on a pair of three-yard line smashes.
 
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TEAMQTRTIMESCORING PLAY
WSU113:25Wright-Fair 3 run (Price Kick)
WSU110:32Bobo 87 pass from Bledsoe (Price kick)
WSU11:20Wright-Fair 3 run (Price kick)
Utah29:35S.Williams 10 pass from Dolce (Yerkensen kick)
Utah22:51K. Williams 25 run (Yerkensen kick)
WSU20:31Bobo 48 pass from Bledsoe (Price kick)
Utah38:49Lusk 49 pass from Dolce (Yergensen kick blocked)
Utah35:25P. Jones 8 run (Murry pass from Dolce)
WSU45:08Price 22 field goal

ATTENDANCE - 40,867.

TOTAL OFFENSE-WSU 89/636/7.1. UTAH 79/495/6.3.
RUSHING-WSU 41/144: Wright-Fair 27/123, Bobo 2/16, D. Sparks 1/11, Pattinson
2/5, Dumas 1/-3, Bledsoe 6/-8. UTAH 39/179: K. Williams 13/112, P. Jones 11/43, Lusk 1/10, Anderson 4/7, Dolce 9/5, S. Williams 1/2
PASSING-WSU 38/32/1/492/2/87: Bledsoe 46/30/1/476/2/87, Pattinson 2/2/0/16/0/9. UTAH 40/21/0/316/2/70: Dolce 40/21/0/316/2/70.
RECEIVING-WSU: C.J. Davis 8/134, Bobo 7/212, Wright-Fair 6/21, Pointer 5/73, Schexnayder 4/43, Williams 1/7, Carolan 1/2. UTAH: S. Williams 7/121, Hooks 5/75, Lusk 4/75, K. Williams 2/6, P. Jones 1/17, Anderson 1/8, Welch 1/8.
INTERCEPTIONS-WSU: None. UTAH: Crawford 1/9.
PUNTING-WSU: Johnston 6/219/36.5/50. UTAH: Young 6/258/43.0/53.
PUNT RETURNS-WSU: Hunter 2/-2. UTAH: S. Williams 3/17.
KICKOFF RETURNS-WSU: DeLaCruz 1/7. UTAH: P. Jones 2/23, Miller 2/16, K. Williams 1/25, Lusk 1/9.
SCORING-WSU: Bobo 12, Wright-Fair 12, Price 7. UTAH: S. Williams 6, K. Williams 6, Lusk 6, P. Jones 6, Murry 2, Yergensen 2.
FIRST DOWNS-WSU: 28/10/16/1. UTAH: 20/9/10/1.
FUMBLES/LOST-WSU: 4/2. UTAH: 3/1.
PENALTIES/YARDS-WSU: 18/136. UTAH: 7/55.
POSSESSION TIME-WSU: 29:52. UTAH: 30:08.
THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS-WSU: 4/15. UTAH: 4/17.
WSU TACKLERS (T-P-A) - McClanahan 12/7/5, Childs 9/8/1, Mobley 7/6/1, Rushing 7/6/1, Loertscher 6/3/3, Burns 4/3/1, Jensen 4/3/1, Bush 3/3/0, Hall 3/3/0, Hunter 2/2/0, Geathers 2/2/0, Ford 2/2/0, Waldron 2/2/0, Ashworth 2/2/0, Eaton 1/1/0, Whitmire 1/1/0, Frank 1/1/0, Saldivar 1/1/0, Tobeck 1/1/0.
WSU SACKS-Frank 1/-8.
WSU TFL-Childs 1/-8, Frank 1/-8, Bush 1/-1.

ROSTER
51 Marc Allen, lb
67 Darren Anderson, ol
57 Kevin Ashworth, lb
75 Mike Bailey, ot
11 Drew Bledsoe, qb
2 Phillip Bobo, wr
52 Robert Booth, dt
82 Boone Borden, wr
53 Joseph Brazeau, lb
27 Greg Burns, cb
48 Lewis Bush, de
89 Brett Carolan, te
17 Chad Carpenter, wr
31 Ron Childs, lb
37 Jeff Craig, p
1 C. J. Davis, wr
80 Justin DeBeaumont, de
15 Shawn Deeds, qb
21 Shane DeLaCruz, wr
25 Jay Dumas, wr
61 Josh Dunning, og
90 Chad Eaton, dt
83 Syd Ethridge, wr
72 Jim Eucker, ot
29 Mark Fields, lb
56 T. J. Folkers, lb
69 Brian Ford, dt
54 Kyle Foye, lb
38 David Francis, db
97 Chris Frank, dt
74 Bob Garman, og
3 Curtis Geathers, cb
92 Ray Hall, dt
16 Darryl Hamilton, fs
40 Chris Hayes, ss
20 Derek Henderson, cb
26 Terrell Henderson, db
42 Derrick Hentz, de
23 Kevin Hicks, rb
24 Torey Hunter, cb
18 Todd Jensen, db
43 Delton Johnson, rb
28 Steve Johnston, p
85 Albert Kennedy, wr
59 David Knuff, wlb
64 Ron Lewis, ol
88 Santana Lewis, wr
19 Kurt Loertscher, lb
65 Quinn Magnuson, og
23 George Martin, p
41 Anthony McClanahan, ilb
68 Marc McCloskey, og
8 Singor Mobley, ss
87 Eric Moore, te
16 Kent Mosbrucker, qb
4 Johnny Nansen, rb
63 Eric Ness, c
86 DeWayne Patterson, de
13 Mike Pattinson, qb
79 Shane Petersen, de
77 Konrad Pimiskern, ot
43 Mark Pimiskern, lb
9 Deron Pointer, wr
12 Aaron Price, ks
30 Elijah Raphael, rb
50 Paul Reed, og
70 Clay Reis, ot
62 Brandon Reyna, ot
39 Keith Reynolds, wr
34 Anthony Rice, db
93 Cliff Robinson, olb
10 John Rushing, fs
49 Payam Saadat, lb
99 Vince Saldivar, de
71 Tino Salinas, ot
95 Scott Sanderson, dl
94 Don Sasa, de
6 Calvin Schexnayder, wr
69 John Scukanec, ol
82 Todd Shaw, dt
1 Sedric Shorter, de
84 Dustin Smith, te
5 Derek Sparks, rb
18 Leland Sparks, db
22 David Spence, wr
20 Justin Sundquist, wr
46 Eric Thompson, lb
66 Robbie Tobeck, c
78 Andy Tribble, ot
47 Tony Truant, pk
75 T. J. Tuntland, dt
35 Robert Turner, cb
44 Buddy Waldron, ss
33 Mark Whitmire, lb
98 Clarence Williams, te
35 Jason Wolcott, rb
76 Steve Wolfe, c
32 Shaumbe Wright-Fair, rb

1992 RESULTS
25-13 Montana
23-20 @ Arizona
39-37 @ Fresno State
51-10 Temple
35-10 @ Oregon State
30-17 UCLA
21-31 @ USC
17-34 Oregon
20-18 Arizona State
3-40 @ Stanford
41-23 Washington
31-28 Utah (Copper Bowl)

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