Malone won the game by a score of 45 to 17. A strong showing in the second quarter of 31 points by the Pioneers helped to secure the win and was assisted by four turnovers. The game was the second bowl appearance for both the Pioneers and Malone coach Mike Gardner, as well as the first bowl game victory for both.
Malone produced 521 yards of total offense while holding Geneva to 293. Malone managed six touchdowns in the game (three rushing and three passing) and scored a total of 31 points in the second quarter alone. Malone's defense brought in two interceptions and recovered three fumbles.