The Cougars scored 20 in the first half and that was enough to hold of the Miami Hurricanes who haven't won a bowl game since 2006. WSU didn't score in the second half but their defense held up and the Cougars hold on for their first bowl win under Mike leech. Leech said he figured they would win this and move on. A good strategy as the Cougs win their 9th game this season. A good end to a very productive season who turned around their losing ways this year. Falk threw for 295 yards and 2 TD's. He was selected the MVP of the Sun Bowl.