1992 Rose Bowl
|1992 Rose Bowl|
|78th Rose Bowl Game|
|Date||January 1, 1992|
|MVP||Steve Emtman - DT
Billy Joe Hobert - QB
|National anthem||UW Marching Band|
|Halftime show||UW Marching Band,
UM Marching Band
|United States TV coverage|
The 1992 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1992, the 78th Rose Bowl Game. Before 103,566am in attendance in Pasadena, California, America, and a national television audience, the #2 Washington Huskies defeated the #4 Michigan Wolverines 34–14.
Washington defensive tackle Steve Emtman and quarterback Billy Joe Hobert were named the Players Of The Game. The undefeated Washington Huskies were named the national champions by the coaches poll, after being left at #2 in the AP writers poll, behind Miami.
On October 22, 1991, the Tournament of Roses selected 17-year-old Tannis Ann Turrentine, a senior at Mayfield Senior School and a resident of Pasadena, as the 74th Rose Queen of the 103rd Tournament of Roses. The 1991–92 Tournament of Roses Royal Court was led by the reigning Rose Queen with six rose princesses: Laurie Fortier, San Marino; Malia Herndon, Altadena; Erin Christine Mispagel, Pasadena; Mia Rodinella, Pasadena; Kristen Colleen Russell, La Canada Flintridge; and Melissa Ann Tyson, Pasadena.
After a scoreless first quarter, a 7–7 tie in the second, and 13–7 Husky advantage at halftime, the 1992 game became the most lopsided contest between two top-5 teams in Rose Bowl history. Trailing 34–7, a late Michigan touchdown against Husky reserves closed the gap in the final score to 20 points. With a minute remaining and the third-string quarterback leading the offense, Washington opted to run out the clock from the Michigan five-yard line, rather than run up the score.
This was the first Rose Bowl since the beginning of the Big Ten–Pacific 10 (originally the Pacific Coast Conference) contract that officials from a neutral conference (in this case, the Southeastern Conference) were used. From 1947 through 1991, a split crew of Big Ten and Pac-10 (Pac-8/AAWU/PCC) officials were used. From 1984, the first year a seven-man officiating crew was used, through 1991, the conference of the designated home team provided the referee and three other officials, and the other conference provided three officials. Split crews are now banned by the NCAA.
None, tied 0–0
Wash. - Hobert, 2-yard run (Hanson kick) - Wash. 7–0
Mich. - Smith, 9-yard pass from Grbac (Carlson kick) - tied 7–7
Wash. - Hanson, 24-yard field goal - Wash. 10–7
Wash. - Hanson, 23-yard field goal - Wash. 13–7
Split national championship
Miami won by only four points in the final AP Poll, while Washington won by nine points in the Coaches' Poll.
- 2003 UW football media guide, p.331
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