Michigan's Bowl Game History
1993 Rose Bowl
Michigan vs Washington
Jan. 1, 1993
|Scoring by Quarter|
For the second consecutive season, the Michigan Wolverines and Washington Huskies celebrated the New Year together at the Rose Bowl. The Huskies were searching for an unprecedented third straight Rose Bowl victory, while the Wolverines were looking to avenge a 34-14 Rose Bowl defeat to Washington in 1992.
Trailing, 7-3, the Wolverines energized their fans who made the trip to California on a 49-yard touchdown pass from Elvis Grbac to Tony McGee, which capped a six-play, 69-yard drive and provided Michigan the lead after the first quarter. On its next possession, Michigan opened up a 17-7 lead as Tyrone Wheatley, on his way to a 235-yard rushing performance, sprinted untouched 56 yards for a touchdown.
In this offensive showdown, the Huskies responded with two straight touchdowns -- a 64-yard touchdown pass from Mark Brunell to Jason Shelley and an 18-yard touchdown strike from Brunell to Mark Bruener. Washington took a 21-17 lead into the halftime intermission
Wheatley then went to work, taking advantage of a key block by All-American Steve Everitt on an 88-yard touchdown run--his second long scoring play and a new Rose Bowl record. But the Huskies were far from through. They put together 10 straight points and went ahead 31-24 until Wheatley responded. His third touchdown run of the game--24-yard scamper on a draw play--tied the game at 31 and swung the momentum back to Michigan.
The Wolverines' game-winning score came on an 80-yard drive, as Grbac, facing third and short from the Huskies' 15-yard line, found McGee at the two. McGee fell into the endzone for the only score of the fourth quarter, the winning points in Michigan's thrilling 38-31 victory.
|M||Elezovic, 41-yard field goal|
|WA||Turner, 1-yard run (Hanson kick)|
|M||McGee, 49-yard pass from Grbac (Elezovic kick)|
|M||Wheatley, 56-yard run (Elezovic kick)|
|WA||Shelley, 64-yard pass from Brunell (Hanson kick)|
|WA||Bruener, 18-yard pass from Brunell (Hanson kick)|
|M||Wheatley, 88-yard run (Elezovic kick)|
|WA||Kaufman, 1-yard run (Hanson kick)|
|WA||Hanson, 44-yard field goal|
|M||Wheatley, 24-yard run (Elezovic kick)|
|M||McGee, 15-yard pass from Grbac (Elezovic kick)|
|308||Net Yards Rushing||105|
|175||Net Yards Passing||308|
|28:12||Time of Possession||31:48|
|Rushing-- (M): Wheatley 15-235; E. Davis 9-35; R. Powers 9-28; Legette 5-12; Grbac 1-(-2) (WA): Kaufman 20-39; Brunell 10-32; Turner 5-18; Thomas 2-8; Jones 2-4; Barry 4-4|
|Passing-- (M): Grbac 17-30-175 (WA): Brunell 18-30-308; Bjornson 0-1-0|
|Receiving-- (M): McGee 6-117; Smith 3-19; Alexander 3-18; Hayes 1-10; Malveaux 1-5; Wheatley 2-4; Legette 2-4 (WA): Shelley 3-100; Bruener 4-85; D. Barry 2-61; Mack 2-33; Kralik 2-16; Jones 2-10; Turner 1-4; Kaufman 2-(-1)|