1993 Rose Bowl

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1993 Rose Bowl
79th Rose Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 10 7 14 7 38
Washington 7 14 10 0 31
Date January 1, 1993
Season 1992
Stadium Rose Bowl
Location Pasadena, California
MVP Tyrone Wheatley (Michigan RB)
Attendance 94,236
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers: Brent Musburger,
Dick Vermeil
Rose Bowl
 < 1992  1994

The 1993 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1993 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. It was the 79th Rose Bowl Game. In the game, the #7 Michigan Wolverines, champions of the Big Ten, defeated the ninth-ranked Washington Huskies, champions of the Pac-10, 38-31. Michigan running back Tyrone Wheatley was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game.[1]

Game summary[edit]

The game, one of the great contests in Rose Bowl history, was back and forth, with six lead changes. Michigan scored the final two touchdowns to win by seven points, avenging last year's loss and foiling the Huskies' attempt at a third straight Rose Bowl title. MVP Tyrone Wheatley scored three touchdowns and rushed for 235 yards on just 15 carries (15.7 avg.) Michigan finished the season undefeated (with three ties) at 9-0-3, ranked #5 in the final polls. Washington (9-3) was ranked #1 in early November, but lost three of its final four games to finish at #11 (AP) and #10 (Coaches) in the national rankings.

Scoring[edit]

First quarter[edit]

  • Mich. - Peter Elezovic, 41-yard field goal - 7:11 - Mich. 3-0
  • Wash. - Darius Turner, 1-yard run (Travis Hanson kick) - 3:58 - Wash. 7-3
  • Mich. - Tony McGee, 49-yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Elezovic kick) - 2:07 - Mich. 10-7

Second quarter[edit]

  • Mich. - Tyrone Wheatley, 56-yard run (Elezovic kick) - 11:12 - Mich. 17-7
  • Wash. - Jason Shelley, 64-yard pass from Mark Brunell (Hanson kick) - 9:20 - Mich. 17-14
  • Wash. - Mark Bruener, 18-yard pass from Brunell (Hanson kick) - 3:14 - Wash. 21-17

Third quarter[edit]

  • Mich. - Wheatley, 88-yard run (Elezovic kick) - 14:44 - Mich. 24-21
  • Wash. - Napoleon Kaufman, 1-yard run (Hanson kick) - 12:12 - Wash. 28-24
  • Wash. - Hanson, 44-yard field goal - 8:42 - Wash. 31-24
  • Mich. - Wheatley, 24-yard run (Elezovic kick) - 1:48 - tied 31-31

Fourth quarter[edit]

  • Mich. - McGee, 15-yard pass from Grbac (Elezovic kick) - 5:29 - Mich. 38-31

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008 Rose Bowl Program, 1992 Rose Bowl. Accessed January 26, 2008.

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