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.
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
Wash. - Bruener, 5-yard pass from Hobert (Pierce, pass from Hobert, 2 pts.) - Wash. 21-7