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WSU Cougar Football

It was another disappointing week for the Washington State Cougars football team as they competed in their second consecutive away game. The Utah Utes defeated the Washington State Cougars 49-6. In the previous week the Cougars lost to the Stanford Cardinals 24–17. The Cougars have struggled in their own PAC-12 conference with a record of 0–6.

In both of the Cougars’ recent games, they failed to run the ball well. The team combined for a total of -4 rushing yards. Against Stanford, they were -16 combined rushing yards. The upside of Cougar football is the pass raid offense for which Head Coach Mike Leach is known. Over the span of the last two games quarterback Jeff Tuel has thrown for 633-yards and three touchdowns. The only score against the Utes was a pass thrown from Tuel to sophomore wide receiver Kristoff Williams for a five-yard touchdown play as the clock expired.

This is the first losing record in Leach’s career. Previously his worst season was in 2000 when he led the Texas Tech Red Raiders to a record of 7-6.

In their next game, the Cougars will be up against the UCLA Bruins who are ranked among the nation’s top 25 college teams. The Bruins are coming off a 66–10 victory over the Arizona Wildcats and currently have a three-game winning streak. They will look to make it four against the Cougs.

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