2003 Holiday Bowl

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2003 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 0 7 19 2 28
Texas 0 10 0 10 20
Date December 30, 2003
Season 2003
Stadium Qualcomm Stadium
Location San Diego, California
MVP Offensive: Sammy Moore, Washington State
Defensive: Kyle Basler, Washington State
Referee Randy Smith (Big East)
Halftime show Marching bands
Attendance 61,102[1]
Payout US$2,013,616 per team[1]


Holiday Bowl
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The 2003 Holiday Bowl was a college football bowl game played December 30, 2003 in San Diego, California. It was part of the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. It featured the Washington State Cougars against the Texas Longhorns. Washington State pulled off a major upset by winning 28-20.

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.

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