Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cougars Overcome Incredible Deficit--Beat Beavers

Yes, the expression "tale of two halves" is used a lot, however, last night's Washington State vs Oregon State game was just that as the Cougs came back from a 24-6 halftime deficit to beat the Beavers 35-31
An 85 yard run early in the 1st quarter by Oregon State's Ryan Nall seemed to spell doom for the Cougs, who were playing on the road.  Oregon State would eventually stretch the lead to three touchdowns. 
The third quarter was an epic turnaround, but not until a fake punt by the Cougs failed giving Oregon State excellent field position.  The Beavers were unable to capitalize and the Cougs were able to march down the field and score it's first TD.  WSU would wind up outscoring Oregon State 22-0 in the third.
The win allows the Cougs to be ranked in the AP top 25 poll for the first time this season.  The Cougs are ranked 25, while the Huskies are at 4.  This is the first time both Washington teams have ranked simultaneously since 2003. 

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