Washington State had the nation's second ranked defense, and they held Baylor to 151 yards of total offense. Washington State scored in the 1st quarter, 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 University until 2010.