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WSU-ASU stats: Surprising numbers and names

RAISE YOUR HAND if you know who Washington State's leading receiver was in the Cougs' 38-24 win over Arizona State. If you guessed a true freshman slot receiver who didn't start, you're right.

Kyle Sweet led the Cougars with seven grabs (77 yards).

The Cougar wideout with the most receiving yardage, buoyed by his 75-yard catch and run that clinched the win, was Dom Williams who finished with 123 hashes and two TDs on six receptions.

Williams now has 27 TD grabs for his WSU career, five behind all-time leader Marquess Wilson.

Senior walk on wideout John Thompson fourth-quarter touchdown catch was the first of his career. After replays proved Thompson crossed the goal line and the on-field call was reversed, Thompson's grin was wide enough to light up the Pullman sky.

Nickel Parker Henry came out of the game at one point with an apparent injury but check out his stat line -- a game-high 14 stops (9 solo). Isaac Dotson returned to action and racked up six stops. Sandwiched in between them duo were a familiar sight this season to Cougar fans - WIL Jeremiah Allison (10 tackles) and MIk Peyton Pelluer (9 stops).

WSU improved to 6-3 with the win, its best start since 2006

The Cougars forced two turnovers, pushing its season total to 16.

Wide receiver Robert Lewis quietly had a huge game. He set a career-high with 97 receiving yards on three receptions.

Much was made by the Fox Sports 1 announcing crew about WSU's lack of rushing yards, and it's true, the stat line looked like a game from last year when it came to the rushing totals. But what was left out was this: the number of carries looked a lot like a game from last season too. Three WSU running backs combined for just 11 carries. The Cougar credited with the most carries in the game?  The quarterback, with five.

Speaking of Luke Falk, he certainly closed with a flourish.  WSU started slower than molasses for the second straight week with two three-and-outs and a pick but Falk finished with 497 yards and five TDs on 36 of 55 passing.

Falk has thrown 33 TDs this season, third-most in WSU single-season history. Falk now has46 career touchdown passes -- the third-year sophomore is now tied with Drew Bledsoe for sixth-most in WSU history.

Cornerback Darrien Molton returned to action and promptly recorded his first career interception

Zach Charme drilled a 66-yard punt... and another that went six yards. He finished with a respectable 36-yard average on five boots.

The stats:


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