Posted October 26, 2012 on
THE FRONT LINE of Washington State’s defense has stood out in some games this season, and seemingly been absent in others. But when they’ve made noise, they’ve made much of it through their high tackles-for-loss numbers. So just how many takedowns behind the line does WSU have this season and how does that rank?
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WASHINGTON STATE MOVED the ball during the first half. But a pair of negative plays – one on both sides of the ball – proved to be too much to overcome as the Cougars remained winless in the Pac-12 after a 24-17 loss Saturday at Stanford.
A power running game and a dominant defense against an Air Raid offense that has yet to take flight.
The styles of Stanford and Washington State couldn't be more different. As of now, neither are their places in the Pac-12 North Division race.
The No. 19 Cardinal (5-2, 3-1) look to stay in control of their league title hopes when they host the Cougars on Saturday, beginning...
PULLMAN -- Rien Long, the celebrated Outland Trophy winner from Washington State’s glory days a decade ago, has been out of the public eye since his NFL career was undone prematurely by injuries. Today, seven years since he took his last NFL snap, the pain of losing that career so quickly makes it almost impossible for him to even watch a game on TV.
Stanford will be heavily favored the next two weeks in its games against Washington State and Colorado. It's a chance for significant offensive improvement before Oregon State comes calling November 10.
THE OLD ADAGE is one play never determines the outcome of a game. But Washington State players could argue that two plays were enough to shift Saturday’s outcome, 24-17, in favor of No. 19 Stanford. And neither was related to the final possession of the game when the Cougars drove down to the Cardinal 9-yard line before a grounding penalty and sack thwarted their comeback hopes.