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Washington State held Arizona 100-plus below their rushing average of 297.4 ypg

THE COUGAR OFFENSE will be feted in the wake of the the Cougs' 45-42 win over Arizona but save some applause for the Cougar D. The crimson stop corps held Arizona more than 120 yards below their per game rushing average on the season to move to 5-2 on the season, 3-1 in the Pac-12.

The Washington State defense held Arizona to 176 rushing yards. The Wildcats came in averaging 297.4 ypg on the ground.

Shalom Luani led the Cougs with eight tackles, followed by Jeremiah Allison's six stops (the duo is pictured above).

All told, six Cougar players combined on five tackles for loss.

Meanwhile, the Cougar offense racked up 631 yards of total offense, compared to UA's 483 hashes.

Luke Falk was 47-62 for 514 yards with five TD passes -- four of them to Gabe Marks, a WSU program record.

River Cracraft had a big game, with eight catches for 102 yards.

While Gerard Wicks and Jamal Morrow didn't have a big number of touches in the run game, they combined for 93 yards on 16 carries.

Mike Leach doesn't much care for the time of possession stat but keeping Arizona's offense off the field was huge in this game in the end. WSU controlled the clock by a near-eight minte advantage, 37:53 - 22:07.

The official stats from Washington State's big win on the road:


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