Washington State scored first on a 3-yard touchdown run by running back Shaumbe Wright-Fair, to take a 7–0 lead. Quarterback Drew Bledsoe fired an 87-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Phillip Bobo, increasing their lead to 14–0. Bledsoe would finish the game 30–46 passing for 476 yards. Wright-Fair scored on a 3-yard touchdown run bringing the score to 21–0 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Frank Dolce threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Shaun Williams cutting the lead to 21–7. Keith Williams scored on a 25-yard touchdown run making the score 21–14. Bledsoe found Bobo for a 48-yard touchdown pass as Washington State led 28–14 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Frank Dolce threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Henry Lusk making the score 28–21. Pierre Jones's 8 yard touchdown run tied the game at 28 at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Aaron Price, the son of WSU head coach Mike Price kicked a FG from 22 yards out as WSU escaped with a 31–28 victory.