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1978 ROSE BOWL PLAY-BY-PLAY LOG
MICHIGAN vs. WASHINGTON

SITE: The Rose Bowl
DATE: January 2nd, 1978
ATTENDANCE: 105,312
TEMP: 61 degrees
WIND: Calm
SKIES: Partly sunny and clearing

FIRST QUARTER
Michigan won the toss and elected to receive.
Washington elected to defend the north goal.

Ralph Clayton received Robbins’ kick at the Michigan 3 yard line and returned it 23 yards. (tackled by Bethea and Browning)

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M26 – Rick Leach faked to Russell Davis and pitched to Clayton on a reverse for 6 yards
2nd & 4 on M32 – Leach threw high and incomplete for Clayton, almost intercepted by Jackson
3rd & 4 on M32 – Leach, on option, pitched to Stanley Edwards for 7 (Glasgow)
1st & 10 on M39 – Leach, on first option, gave to Davis for 6 (Jackson)
2nd & 4 on M45 – Leach gave to Davis for 1
3rd & 3 on M46 – Leach gave to Davis for 10
1st & 10 on W44 – PENALTY: ILLEGAL PROCEDURE – MICHIGAN – 5 YARDS
1st & 15 on W49 – Edwards ran up the middle for 7
2nd & 8 on W42 – Edwards up the middle for 3 (Martin & Browning)
3rd & 5 on W39 – Leach, back to pass, dumped the ball off to Davis over the middle for 1 (Harrell)
4th & 4 on W38 – John Anderson, back to punt, received a low snap from center on one knee which automatically downed the ball at the M49

WASHINGTON
1st & 10 on M49 – Moon threw too long for Gaines, incomplete
2nd & 10 on M49 – Steele over RT for 4 (Jerry Meter)
3rd & 6 on M45 – Moon passed complete to Steele for 8 (Ron Simpkins)
1st & 10 on M37 – Moon gave to Gipson up the middle for 4 (Simpkins & Meter)
2nd & 6 on M33 – Moon gave to Steele on counter for 5 (Meter)
3rd & 1 on M28 – Rowland over LG for 2 (Simpkins & Mel Owens)
1st & 10 on M26 – Moon, on sprintout, threw complete to Gaines for 19 (Simpkins)
1st & Goal on M7 – Gipson over LG for 3 (Simpkins)
2nd & Goal on M4 – Moon on QB sneak for no gain – PENALTY: OFFSIDES – MICHIGAN – ½ THE DISTANCE TO THE GOAL
2nd & Goal on M2 – Moon rolled left, kept the ball, and ran in for the TOUCHDOWN
Robbins kicked the extra point

SCORE: WASHINGTON 7 - MICHIGAN 0

Clayton received Robbins’ kick at the M6 and returned it 16 yards (Leeland)

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M22 – Leach, on option, pitched to Edwards for 9 (Jackson & Richardson)
2nd & 1 on M31 – Edwards over RT for 4 (Martin & Bethea)
1st & 10 on M35 – Leach gave to Davis over LT for 1
2nd & 9 on M36 – Leach, back to pass, found no one open and scrambled up the middle for 7 (Richardson)
3rd & 2 on M43 – Edwards over LG for 4 (Harrell & Martin)
1st & 10 on M47 – Davis over RG for 3 (Bethea)
2nd & 7 on M50 – Leach pitched to Edwards for –1 (Heinrich)
3rd & 8 on M49 – Leach, back to pass, was sacked by Heinrich for –12
4th & 20 on M37 – Glasgow received Anderson’s punt at the W23 and returned it 4 yards (Derek Howard & Mike Kenn)

WASHINGTON
1st & 10 on W27 – Rowland ran up the middle for 3 (Anderson)
2nd & 7 on W30 – PENALTY: ILLEGAL PROCEDURE – WASHINGTON – 5 YARDS
2nd & 12 on W25 – Rowland up the middle for 6 (Anderson & Howard)
3rd & 6 on W31 – Moon overthrew Briggs, incomplete
4th & 6 on W31 – Dwight Hicks fumbled Wilson’s punt at the M37 and Mike Jolly recovered for Michigan at the M32

MICHIGAN (0:09)
1st & 10 on M32 – Leach gave to Davis over RG for 9

END OF FIRST QUARTER

SCORE: WASHINGTON 7 - MICHIGAN 0

SECOND QUARTER

MICHIGAN (15:00)
2nd & 1 on M41 – Leach under pressure, overthrew Doug Marsh at the sideline
3rd & 1 on M41 – Leach gave to Davis over RG for 4 (Jackson)
1st & 10 on M45 – Edwards over RT for 2 (Kerley)
2nd & 8 on M47 – Leach rolled left, looked to pass and was sacked by Richardson and Browning for –7
3rd & 15 on M40 – Leach threw long for Marsh down the middle, just off his fingertips, incomplete at the W26
4th & 15 on M40 – Glasgow called for a fair catch of Anderson’s punt at the W21

WASHINGTON (12:52)
1st &10 on W21 – Moon threw deep to Gaines for 62 yards (Jim Pickens)
1st & 10 on M17 – Gipson ran up the middle for 7 (Pickens)
2nd & 3 on M10 – Rowland over RT for no gain (Simpkins & Anderson)
3rd & 3 on M10 – TIMEOUT: WASHINGTON
3rd & 3 on M10 – Moon rolled left, looked to throw, and was sacked by Simpkins for –3
4th & 6 on M13 – Robbins kicked a 30-yard FIELD GOAL

SCORE: WASHINGTON 10 – MICHIGAN 0

Hicks received Robbins’ kick at the M11 and returned it 13 yards (Leeland)

MICHIGAN (10:29)
1ST & 10 on M24 – Leach, on option, pitched to Roosevelt Smith for 1 (Curley)
2nd & 9 on M25 – Leach overthrew Davis in the right flat, incomplete
3rd & 9 on M25 – Davis on inside draw for no gain (Harrell)
4th & 9 on M25 – Glasgow received Anderson’s punt at the W36 and returned it 3 yards (Dominic Tedesco)

WASHINGTON (8:59)
1st & 10 on W39 – Moon threw complete to Gipson on screen pass for 15 yards (Pickens & Hicks)
1st & 10 on M46 – Gipson up the middle for 3 (Chris Godfrey)
2nd & 7 on M43 – Rowland around LE for 4 (Meter)
3rd & 3 on M39 – Moon’s pass was knocked down by Tom Seabron at the line of scrimmage, incomplete – PENALTY: OFFSIDES – MICHIGAN – 5 YARDS
1st & 10 on M34 – Moon, pressured by Seabron, threw the ball out of bounds
2nd & 10 on M34 – Gipson up the middle for 3 (Dale Keitz & Simpkins)
3rd & 7 on M31 – Gaines, on a reverse, ran 31 yards for the TOUCHDOWN – PENALTY: CLIPPING – WASHINGTON – 5 YARDS
3rd & 12 on M36 – Moon threw complete to Gaines for 14 (Seabron & Simpkins)
1st & 10 on M22 – Moon gave to Rowland for 11 (Pickens & Anderson)
1st & 10 on M11 – Gipson over RT for 5 (Hicks)
2nd & 5 on M6 – Gipson up the middle for 3 (Simpkins & Seabron)
3rd & 2 on M3 – Moon, on option, kept for 2 (Pickens)
1st & Goal on M1 – Gipson over RG for no gain
2nd & Goal on M1 – Moon, on QB sneak, scored the TOUCHDOWN
Robbins kicked the extra point

SCORE: WASHINGTON 17 - MICHIGAN 0

Clayton received Robbins’ kick at the M1 and returned it 29 yards (Roche)

MICHIGAN (3:20)
1st & 10 on M30 – Leach threw complete to Smith on screen pass for 3 (Bethea & Harrell)
2nd & 7 on M33 – Davis on inside give for 14
1st & 10 on M47 – Davis up the middle for 4
2nd & 6 on W49 – Leach’s pass intended for Clayton was knocked down by Galoia
3rd & 6 on W49 – Leach, back to pass, was sacked by Bethea – PENALTY: FACEMASK – WASHINGTON – 15 YARDS
1ST & 10 on W34 – Davis over RG for 3 (Bethea & Martin)
2nd & 7 on W31 – Leach, back to pass and under pressure, threw incomplete for Davis
3rd & 7 on W31 – Davis fumbled on first option and Browning recovered for Washington at the W30

WASHINGTON
1st & 10 on W30 – Moon threw incomplete for Gaines
2nd & 10 on W30 – Moon threw complete to Rowland for 3 (Anderson)
3rd & 7 on W33 – Moon threw incomplete for Rowland
4th & 7 on W33 – Wilson, in punt formation, threw complete to Stevens for 47 yards (Mike Trgovac)
1st & 10 on M20 – TIMEOUT: WASHINGTON
1st & 10 on M20 – Moon threw complete to Greenwood for 4
2nd & 6 on M16 – Moon’s pass for Gaines was almost intercepted by Jolly at the goalline, incomplete
3rd & 6 on M16 – Moon’s pass was intercepted by Hicks at the M10 and returned to the M33

MICHIGAN (0:24)
1st & 10 on M33 – Leach threw complete to Davis for 14 (Grimes)
TIMEOUT: MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M47 – Leach, back to pass, was sacked by Martin for –5
TIMEOUT: MICHIGAN
2nd & 15 on M42 – Leach overthrew Clayton deep down the sideline, incomplete
3rd & 15 on M42 – Leach threw complete to Clayton for 26

END OF FIRST HALF

SCORE: WASHINGTON 17 - MICHIGAN 0

THIRD QUARTER

Stevens received Greg Willner’s kick at the W5 and returned it 24 yards (Pickens)

WASHINGTON
1ST & 10 on W29 – Gipson up the middle for 2 (Simpkins)
2nd & 8 on W31 – Moon rolled right and was sacked by Simpkins for a loss of 5
3rd & 13 on W26 – Moon’s pass for Gaines was intercepted by Jolly at the W38 and returned to the W12

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on W12 – Davis up the middle for 3
2nd & 7 on W9 – Davis on first option gained 4
3rd & 3 on W5 – Leach asked for crowd noise call from referee
3rd & 3 on W5 – Leach, on option keeper, gained 2 (Richardson)
4th & 1 on W3 – Smith over RT for no gain

WASHINGTON
1st & 10 on W3 – Steele up the middle for 3 (Keitz)
2nd & 7 on W6 – Moon rolled right and kept for 3 (Steve Graves)
3rd & 4 on W9 – TIMEOUT: WASHINGTON
3rd & 4 on W9 – Steele up the middle for 13 (Meter & Pickens)
1st & 10 on W22 – Steele over RT for 6 (Simpkins & Anderson)
2nd & 4 on W28 – Moon’s pass is almost intercepted by Hicks, incomplete
3rd & 4 on W28 – Moon passes complete to Greenwood for 7 (Meter)
1st & 10 on W35 – Steele on counter for 3 (Simpkins & Howard)
2nd & 7 on W38 – Moon rolled out and kept for 3 (Keitz & Graves)
3rd & 4 on W41 – Steele on counter for 20 (Howard & Anderson)
1st & 10 on M39 – Steele over LT for 9 (Hicks)
2nd & 1 on M30 – Gipson up the middle for 2 (Keitz)
1st & 10 on M28 – Moon threw complete to Gaines in the corner of the endzone for the TOUCHDOWN
Robbins kicked the extra point

SCORE: WASHINGTON 24 - MICHIGAN 0

Clayton received Robbins’ kick at the M goalline and returned it 20 yards

MICHIGAN (5:00)
1st & 10 on M20 – Edwards over RT for 4
2nd & 6 on M24 – Leach threw complete to a wide open Curt Stephenson at the M43 and Stephenson went all the way for the TOUCHDOWN
Willner kicked the extra point

SCORE: WASHINGTON 24 - MICHIGAN 7

Stevens received Willner’s kick at the W3 and returned it 53 yards (Jolly)

WASHINGTON
1st & 10 on M44 – Steele over LT for 5 (Curtis Greer & Pickens)
2nd & 5 on M39 – Gipson up the middle for 5 (Owens)
1st & 10 on M34 – Gipson up the middle for 4 (Greer)
2nd & 6 on M30 – Moon rolled right and threw complete to Greenwood for 17 (Hicks, Tedesco & Pickens)
1st & 10 on M13 – Steele over RT for 4 (Howard)
2nd & 6 on M9 – Gipson up the middle for 2 (Simpkins & Pickens)
3rd & 4 on M7 – Moon was tackled in the backfield by Keitz for a loss of 3
4th & 7 on M10 – Robbins kicked a 27-yard FIELD GOAL

SCORE: WASHINGTON 27 - MICHIGAN 7

Clayton received Robbins’ kick at the M7 and returned it 15 yards

MICHIGAN (0:44)
1st & 10 on M22 – Edwards up the middle for 4
2nd & 6 on M26 – Leach threw complete to Clayton for 19 (Heinrich)

END OF THIRD QUARTER

SCORE: WASHINGTON 27 - MICHIGAN 7

FOURTH QUARTER

MICHIGAN (15:00)
1st & 10 on M45 – Davis on first option for 2 (Bethea)
2nd & 8 on M47 – Leach, back to pass, found no one open and scrambled up the middle for 2 yards (Bethea)
3rd & 6 on M49 – Leach threw complete to Rick White for 7
1st & 10 on W44 – Leach threw complete to Edwards for 9 (Jackson)
2nd & 1 on W35 – Edwards over RT for 4 (Richardson & Galoia)
1st & 10 on W31 – Leach, on option, pitched to Edwards for 12 (Heinrich)
1st & 10 on W19 – Clayton on inside reverse for 6
2nd & 4 on W13 – Leach threw complete to Davis over the middle for 11 (Grimes)
1st & Goal on W2 – Davis dove over the top for the TOUCHDOWN
Willner kicked the extra point

SCORE: WASHINGTON 27 - MICHIGAN 14

Stevens received Willner’s kick at the W5 and handed off to Gaines on a reverse, who gained 15 yards
PENALTY: CLIPPING - WASHINGTON – 15 YARDS

WASHINGTON (11:13)
1st & 10 on W5 – Steele over RT for 2 (Pickens & Howard)
2nd & 8 on W7 – Steele on counter for 3 (Simpkins)
3rd & 5 on W10 – Moon, on option, pitched to Steele for –2 (Howard & Simpkins)
4th & 7 on W8 – Hicks received Wilson’s punt at the W50 and returned it 6 yards

MICHIGAN (9:05)
1st & 10 on W44 – Leach, back to pass and under pressure, scrambled and threw complete to White for 1
2nd & 9 on W43 – Leach, on option, pitched to Smith for a loss of 10 (Kerley)
3rd & 19 on M47 – Leach overthrew Clayton down the sideline
4th & 19 on M47 – Anderson punted into the Washington endzone for the touchback

WASHINGTON (7:20)
1st & 10 on W20 – Rowland, on sweep right, lost 2 (Meter & Hicks)
2nd & 12 on W18 – Moon threw complete to Gipson on a screen pass for 11 (Meter)
3rd & 1 on W29 – Moon’s pass to Greenwood was dropped, incomplete
4th & 1 on W29 – Hicks received Wilson’s punt at the M25 and returned it 5 yards

MICHIGAN (6:19)
1st & 10 on M30 – Davis on draw play for 1 (Harrell)
2nd & 9 on M31 – Leach threw complete to Clayton for 10 (Glasgow)
1st & 10 on M41 – Leach, on option, kept around RE for 9 (Martin)
2nd & 1 on M50 – Leach threw too far for Clayton down the sideline, incomplete
3rd & 1 on M50 – Davis up the middle for 5 (Grimes)
1st & 10 on W45 – Leach threw complete to Clayton over the middle for 11 (Glasgow)
1st & 10 on W34 – Leach, on option, pitched to Edwards for 2 (Kerley & Harrell)
2nd & 8 on W32 – Leach, back to pass and under pressure, scrambled and threw complete to Edwards for the TOUCHDOWN
Stephenson the holder, bobbled a low snap from center and Willner’s extra point attempt was blocked

SCORE: WASHINGTON 27 - MICHIGAN 20

Willner kicked to Stevens in the endzone for the touchback

WASHINGTON (3:44)
1st & 10 on W20 – Moon gave to Gipson up the middle for 2 (Meter & Simpkins)
2nd & 8 on W22 – Moon threw complete for 3 yards
3rd & 5 on W25 – Moon’s pass for Briggs went incomplete
4th & 5 on W25 – Hicks called for a fair catch of Wilson’s punt at the M38
PENALTY: ILLEGAL PROCEDURE – WASHINGTON – 5 YARDS
4th & 10 on W20 – Hicks received Wilson’s punt at the M38 and returned it 4 yards

MICHIGAN (2:46)
1st & 10 on M42 – Leach threw complete to Clayton for 16 (Theoudele)
1st & 10 on W42 – Davis up the middle for 9 (Jackson)
2nd & 1 on W33 – Leach, on option, pitched to Edwards for 6 (Glasgow)
1st & 10 on W27 – Leach, back to pass, found no one open and scrambled out of bounds for 8
2nd & 2 on W19 – Leach threw into the endzone, off the fingertips of Clayton, incomplete
3rd & 2 on W19 – Leach, on option, pitched to Edwards for 11
1st & 10 on W8 – Leach rolled right, looked for Stephenson in the endzone and dumped the ball off to Edwards at the W6. As Edwards searched for the ball, Jackson stripped it off of Edwards’ shoulders for the interception at the W1

WASHINGTON (1:21)
1st & 10 on W1 – Moon on QB sneak for 3
TIMEOUT: MICHIGAN
2nd & 7 on W4 – Rowland on counter for 6 (Simpkins & Howard)
TIMEOUT: MICHIGAN
3rd & 1 on W10 – Gipson up the middle did not gain the first down
4th & Inches on W11 – Hicks called for a fair catch of Wilson’s punt at the W48

MICHIGAN (0:44)
1st & 10 on W48 – Leach underthrew Clayton across the middle, incomplete
2nd & 10 on W48 – Leach’s pass was intercepted by Glasgow at the W7

WASHINGTON (0:32)
1st & 10 on W7 – Moon took a knee at the W6
TIMEOUT: MICHIGAN
2nd & 11 on W6 – Moon fell down at the W2
3rd & 15 on W2 – (time expired)

END OF GAME

FINAL SCORE: WASHINGTON 27 - MICHIGAN 20