The game was scoreless after the first quarter. In the second quarter, Texas running back Cedric Benson got the Longhorns on the board following a 1-yard touchdown run. Washington State tied the game following a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Kegel to wide receiver Sammy Moore. Following a 39-yard field goal, Texas held a 10-7 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, Washington State took its first lead of the game on a 54-yard touchdown pass from Matt Kegel to Sammy Moore, 13-10. Jonathan Smith rushed 12 yards for a touchdown increasing Washington State's lead to 20-10. Washington State opened up a 26-10 lead after Jason David returned a fumble 18 yards for a touchdown. Texas was held to a field goal on its next possession, and Washington State owned a 26-13 lead. In the fourth quarter, Washington State got a safety increasing their lead to 28-13. Chance Mock threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Roy Williams to pull Texas within 28-20, but that would be the final score.