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Oklahoma seniors Andre Woolfolk, left, Trent Smith, second from left, Quentin Griffin, second from right, and MVP Nate Hybl pose with the game tropy after beating Washington State 34-14 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Oklahoma's tradition rich history just got richer.

It's time to dust off the trophy case at the Barry Switzer Center, because Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners are bringing home some more hardware.

And the Sooners' first-ever trip to the Rose Bowl will be a memorable one for the Sooners' senior class.

Stoops becomes the first OU head coach to get a win in the Rose Bowl, but it is senior quarterback Nate Hybl whose name will go down in the history books as the first Sooner to claim Rose Bowl MVP honors in Oklahoma's 34-14 win over Washington State Wednesday in Pasadena.

Hybl completed 19-of-29 passes for 240 yards and two touchdown passes to - you guessed it - senior receivers Curtis Fagan and Antwone Savage.

The Senior from Hazlehurst, Ga. helped put the Sooners up 10-0 with 1:51 to go in the second quarter when he found senior Antwone Savage in the back corner of the endzone for a 12-yard touchdown.

The five-play 65-yard scoring drive was jump-started by a partially blocked Washington State field goal attempt by senior Andre Woolfolk. Woolfolk also stymied a potential WSU touchdown in the second quarter when he intercepted Washington State quarterback Jason Gesser at the Oklahoma one yard line.

Oklahoma then shut down WSU on their next series and Antonio Perkins returned the Cougars' punt 51-yards to put OU up 17-0 at the half.

Hybl then went back to work early in the third quarter when he capped an 11-play, 66-yard drive with a 9-yard touchdown pass to senior Curtis Fagan to put OU up 27-0.

Senior running back Quentin Griffin carried the load for the OU running attack all day long and finshed the game with 162 yards on 30 carries.

Griffin finally found the endzone late in the fourth quarter when he slipped through the right side of the line and went down the sideline for a 19-yard touchdown run. For the season, Griffin finished just 11 yards shy of Billy Sims' all-time single season rushing record.

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