WSU (9-4), which won its first bowl game since defeating Texas in the 2003 Holiday Bowl, did not score any points during the second half for the first time in three seasons. The Cougars also did not have a skill position player finish with 100 yards.
WSU 7-0 at 12:41 mark: Jamal Morrow 31-yard pass from Luke Falk (Erik Powell kick)
Key play: On second-and-12 from his own 23-yard line, Falk found John Thompson for a 29-yard completion.
Drive length: 6 plays, 75 yards; Drive Time: 2:19
7-7 at 5:45 mark: Stacy Coley 4-yard pass from Brad Kaaya (Michael Badgley kick)
Key play: Kaaya connected with Coley for a 4-yard completion on fourth-and-3 to the Cougars' 32.
Drive length: 15 plays, 69 yards; Drive Time: 6:56
WSU 10-7 at 6:33 mark: Powell 30 FG
Key plays: WSU was looking at a possible three-and-out before Falk found River Cracraft for a 29-yard completion to Miami's 40 on third-and-8. Later, Falk again connected with Cracraft for a 9-yard completion to the Hurricanes' 12 on fourth-and-4.
Drive length: 14 plays, 58 yards; Drive Time: 6:13
WSU 17-7 at 1:10 mark: Gabe Marks 25-yard pass from Falk (Powell kick)
Key plays: Falk's pass to Kyrin Priester on third-and-5 at WSU's 34 only went for 4 yards. But a roughing the passer penalty against Miami's Al-Quadin Muhammad kept the drive alive. Another penalty later on third-and-10 at the Hurricanes' 46 negated a Falk incompletion when Artie Burns was cited for holding Marks.
Drive length: 8 plays, 71 yards; Drive Time: 2:32
WSU 20-7 at 0:00 mark: Powell 25 FG
Key play: Justin Vogel's 22-yard punt gave the Cougars possession at Miami's 42.
Drive length: 4 plays, 34 yards; Drive Time: 0:26
WSU 20-14 at 13:10 mark: Mark Walton 5-yard run (Badgley kick)
Key plays: Braxton Berriors broke off a 60-yard run on the first play of the possession to WSU's 5.
Drive length: 2 plays, 65 yards; Drive Time: 0:33