2003

THE 2003 PACIFIC LIFE HOLIDAY BOWL
Texas (10-2) vs. Washington St. (9-3)

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FINAL
WASHINGTON ST.
0 7 19 2 28
TEXAS
0 10 0 10 20
 

Washington State's Cougars, ranked No. 15 in the nation entering the game, used an aggressive defense and an MVP performance by punter Kyle Basler to defeat the No. 5 rated Texas Longhorns, 28-20 in another nail biting finish.

Texas controlled the ball for over 39 minutes in the game to establish a Holiday Bowl record, but Washington State's defense had seven quarterback sacks and forced three turnovers.

 2003 gamephoto

Texas led 10-7 at the half before the Cougars went on a 19-0 run in the third quarter to take a 26-10 lead. A 54-yard Matt Kegel to Sammy Moore touchdown, a 12-yard Jonathan Smith run and an 18-yard Jason David fumble recovery for a touchdown put the Cougars in the driver's seat.

In true Holiday Bowl tradition, Texas rallied in the fourth quarter on a David Pino field goal and a 30-yard Chance Mock to Roy Williams touchdown pass, but Washington State's defense turned back Texas on two late possessions to hold on for the win.

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