Score by Quarters
In one of the greatest, most closely-contested Rose Bowl Games ever played, that featured some of the most remarkable athletes, not many would have expected a place-kicker named Mangum to land the deciding blow as time ran out.
However, that’s just what happened in the 2005 Rose Bowl Game, when Dusty Mangum hit a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lift his Texas Longhorns to a 38-37 victory over Michigan.
“He was jumping up and down and screaming,” said Texas Head Coach Mack Brown about Mangum. “I was afraid he’d hurt himself like (Martin) Gramatica did a couple of years ago. He said, ‘Coach, I love you and thanks for bringing me to Texas.’”
As exciting as those last seconds were for Mangum, Brown, both teams and the 93,468 in attendance on New Year’s Day in 2005, the rest of the game proved just as thrilling. The two teams were never separated by more than 10 points, as they traded scores for the entire four quarters of play. They also set or matched a litany of Rose Bowl Game records: Offensive Player of the Game Vince Young of Texas’ five touchdowns responsible for matched that of Neil Snow in the first Rose Bowl Game in 1902; Young’s 24 points tied the record held by three others; Chad Henne’s four touchdowns for Michigan tied the record held by two others; Henne also became the first true freshman to start a Rose Bowl Game; Braylon Edwards’ three touchdown receptions set a new record; Ramonce Taylor of Texas’ seven kickoff returns broke the old record by two; Steve Breaston of Michigan’s 221 kickoff return yards set a new record; Breaston’s 315 all-purpose yards set a new record; Garrett Rivas of Michigan’s three field goals matched a record held by three others; and Michigan’s 37 points matched the highest total ever for a losing team.
“You score 37 points, and it should be enough, but it wasn’t, and you give Texas credit for that,” said Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr. “We’re disappointed, as you can imagine.”
The first score of the game came late in the opening quarter, when Young recorded his first of four rushing touchdowns, this one a 20-yarder. Henne and Edwards matched that with a 39-yard connection early in the second quarter. Then Young connected on an 11-yard pass with David Thomas, which Henne-Edwards again countered to tie it at 14.
Young answered again, this time with his feet for a 60-yard run, on the sixth play from scrimmage in the second half. Henne and Breaston hooked up from 50 yards to tie the score at 21. This time, Texas couldn’t answer, and Michigan put 10 more points on the board to take a 31-21 lead into the fourth quarter.
Runs of 10 and 23 yards by Young more than offset a Michigan field goal to give Texas a 35-34 lead. Rivas put up another field goal for Michigan, but Mangum delivered the decisive kick as time ran out.
Despite the storied histories of the two programs, this was the first time they’d ever met. Texas earned its spot in the Rose Bowl Game via USC’s inclusion in the BCS championship game.
Overcast; 63 degrees
Tex: Young, 20-yard run (Mangum kick good)
Mich – Edwards, 39-yard pass from Henne (Rivas kick good)
Tex – Thomas, 11-yard pass from Young (Mangum kick good)
Mich – Edwards, 8-yard pass from Henne (Rivas kick good)
Tex – Young, 60-yard run (Mangum kick good)
Mich – Breaston, 50-yard pass from Henne (Rivas kick good)
Mich – Edwards, 9-yard pass from Henne (Rivas kick good)
Mich – Rivas, 44- yard field goal
Tex – Young, 10-yard run (Mangum kick good)
Mich – Rivas, 32-yard field goal
Tex – Young, 23-yard run (Mangum kick good)
Mich – Rivas, 42-yard field goal
Texas – Mangum, 37-yard field goal
Texas: Mack Brown
Michigan: Lloyd Carr
The 91st Rose Bowl Game featured a matchup between the Big Ten Champion Michigan Wolverines and the Big 12 Champion Texas Longhorns. More than 92,000 fans packed the stadium to watch the Longhorns in their first Rose Bowl Game appearance.
Tex: Young 21-192 Benson 23-70; Taylor 1-1; Matthews 1-1
Mich: Hart 21-83; Martin 3-18; Edwards 2-17; Breaston 3-15
Tex: Young 16-28-180
Mich: Henne 18-34-227
Tex: Scaife 5-68; Thomas 4-54; Jeffrey 4-38; Matthews 1-8; Taylor 1-7; Jones 1-5
Mich: Edwards 10-109; Breaston 3-77; Massaquoi 2-19; Ecker 2-18; Hart 1-4
Tex: McGee 4-159
Mich: Finley 5-210