Ralf Mojsiejenko’s 52-yard field-goal attempt went wide left, costing Michigan State three points early. Another chance at the Army 5 for a touchdown led to an interception. A Spartan fumble led to an Army score. Clarence Jones scored the first Army points in a bowl game with a 4-yard touchdown run with 6:31 left in the first half to culminate a 8 play, 46 yard drive. This proved to be the halftime lead for the Cadets. In the fourth quarter, another Spartan fumble led to a score as Craig Stopa increased the lead to 10 with his 38-yard field goal with 8:40 left in the game. Bob Wasczenski caught a 36-yard touchdown pass to narrow the lead with 4:19 remaining. On their conversion attempt, the pass failed, leaving it at 10-6. From that point, Army and Michigan State played stalemate as Army won their first ever bowl game. The Cadets controlled the clock for 34:05. Nathan Sassaman rushed for 136 yards on 28 carries. Yarema was sacked three times and intercepted three times on route to an 11-of-25 155-yard performance.