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WSU bowl rewind: 1994 Alamo Bowl

The above video, courtesy of sedihawk on YouTube, is not from the 1994 Alamo Bowl. But it illustrates the dominance of the Palouse Posse, Washington State's fearsome defense that ranked No. 2 in the country, as it held Napoleon Kauffman and the No. 18 Huskies to just 6 points in the Apple Cup. The Cougars finished the 1994 season with a 7-4 record, collecting wins against No. 21 Illinois at Soldier Field and No. 18 UCLA in the Rose Bowl on the way.

WSU, coached by Mike Price, entered the Alamo Bowl ranked No. 24 in the country and ready to face Baylor, also 7-4, coached by Chuck Reedy.

More on the game, after the jump.

After the season, six members of WSU's defense would find their way to NFL teams. Linebacker Mark Fields was selected by New Orleans with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft, while defensive tackle Don Sasa and defensive back Torey Hunter went in the third round to San Diego and Houston, respectively. Defensive lineman Chad Eaton was picked up in the seventh round by Phoenix, while linebacker Ron Childs and defensive lineman DeWayne Patterson were signed as free agents by Kansas City and Seattle, respectively.

With that much NFL talent, it's no wonder that Baylor couldn't find the end zone. The Cougars began the game with a 91-yard touchdown drive that culminated in Kevin Hicks' one-yard run to the end zone. Those seven points alone were enough to win the game, but the Cougars tacked on a field goal on the last play of the half.

Baylor's offense came into the game averaging over 33 points per game, but managed just three against WSU's Posse. After missing a pair of field goals in the first half, Baylor's Jarvis Van Dyke made one from 36 yards out with less than two minutes left in the third quarter for the Bears' only points of the game.

Baylor managed just 151 yards of offense on 55 plays. 

 




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Jacob Thorpe
Sports reporter Jacob Thorpe covers Washington State University athletics. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.







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