Washington State had the nation's second ranked defense, and they held Baylor to 151 yards of total offense. Washington State scored in the firstquarter, on a one-yard touchdown run from halfback Kevin Hicks to take a 7–0 lead. With 1:57 left in the first half, Tony Truant kicked a 37-yard field goal to put the Cougars up 10–0 at halftime. In the third quarter, Baylor scored its only points of the game on a 36-yard Jarvis Van Dyke]field goal. Washington State ended up winning 10–3.
This marked the last bowl appearance by Baylor until 2010.