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Washington State continues to baffle Ducks, scoring key Pac-12 North victory

No. 25 WSU extended its Pac-12 win to three games and improved to 6-1 and 3-1 in the conference game.…

No. 25 WSU extended its Pac-12 win to three games and improved to 6-1 and 3-1 in the conference game.

PULLMAN – For the second consecutive year wearing its anthracite uniforms, Cougars has won a premiere Pac-12 against a highly rated opponent at Martin Stadium.

One year after losing No. 5 USC in Pullman, Washington State ranked No. 12 Oregon in the first half and held on to others to win their 11th consecutive game at Martin Stadium and their fourth in a row over Pac -12 North rival Ducks, 34-20, in front of 33152 spectators.

no. 25 WSU extended its Pac-12 win to three games and improved to 6-1 and 3-1 in conference games. The Cougars also won for the second time, coming out of the city week during seventh year coach Mike Leach. Oregon, who beat No. 7 Washington the previous week, drops to 5-2 and 3-2 in Pac-1


The Cougars stagnated crashes in the second half until a late fourth quarter saw quarterback Gardner Minshew joining inside Travell Harris for 37 meters on a broken game that moved WSU past the midfield.

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Harris was at the end of a pivotal fourth-down catch a few games later and Minshew managed the device with a 22-yard touchdown strike to outside receiver Dezmon Patmon, leading to two touchdowns and essentially sealing the WSU victory.

In Minshews seventh match as WSU’s start, the country’s leading runners were impressive again and ended 39 of 51 passes for 323 meters, four touchdowns and two interceptions. His counterpart, Oregon Junior Justin Herbert – is considered to be the country’s highest draft quarterback – was just subpar, ended 25 by 44 for 270 meters and just a touchdown.

WSU first came to the board and turned to a variety of swinging street tricks Leach has retooled for 2018 Cougars. The broad recipient Kyle Sweet pushed Minshew, who put the ball in Williams arms and watched jumping back through eight or nine Oregon defenders before knocking the edge against a 24-yard rushing touchdown.

The pumps set in the meantime a wall in front of Herbert and Owens crime, which was an average of 482.9 meters in. In addition to being held unpunished in the first half, the ducks only managed 39m total crashes, wrote only three first downs and had four units culminating with Points, while the other ended a drop in turnover.

Minshew extended the WSU lead to 27-0 before half-time, throwing touchdown passes to Renard Bell, Easop Winston and Max Borghi. At his 15-yard score late in the second quarter, Borghi took control of Minshew and then removed Oluck’s best defensive player, linebacker Troy Dye, before entering the end zone.

Herbert and the ducks were restarted in the second half and made their first unit. Junior quarterback scrambled for a 6-yard touchdown run to get the visitors on the board, but the spikes were reinforced on the next Duck run and retained Oregon to a field goal that made it 27-10. Oregon’s Deommodore Lenoir intercepted Minshew for the second time and Herbert pushed the ducks into the final zone for the second time and noticed a coverage break that left Jaylon Redd next to the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown to reduce the deficit to 10 points.

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