1992 - Washington 34 Michigan 14
In what many believe is the best performance ever against a high-rated team in the Rose Bowl, Washington mauls No. 4 Michigan 34-14 to gain a share of the national championship with Miami. Don James' Huskies make their record 12-0 for the season as their defense holds Michigan to 72 yards and sacks quarterback Elvis Grbac five times while limiting Heisman winner Desmond Howard to one pass reception. Washington quarterback Billy Joe Hobert, just a sophomore, completes 18 of 34 passes, two for touchdowns. He shares Player of the Game honors with defensive tackle Steve Emtman. The 1991 Player of the Game, Mark Brunell, leads two Washington scoring drives as Hobert's backup, 7 for 8 as a passer. Tight end Aaron Pierce catches seven passes and split end Mario Bailey hauls in six.