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Some notable nuggets tucked into WSU-UI stats

CHANCES ARE you’ve already seen or heard what James Williams and the Cougar running backs did in Washington State’s 56-6 win over Idaho (and if not, we’ve got you covered). But did you know a Cougar linebacker making his first career start tied for WSU's team-high in tackles?

Say hello to Frankie Luvu (pictured above).

By the way, the last time WSU blocked a field goal was in 2015 against Wyoming.  The Cougar who blocked it?  The same d-lineman as today -- Robert Barber.

More nuggets:

•        WSU’s 72-yard touchdown return of a blocked field goal was the first in school history, dating from the 1983 season.
•        WSU scored its first touchdown on special teams since 2005 (Bumpus punt return TD at Nevada)
•        WSU scored two touchdowns on special teams for first time since returning to punts for touchdowns against Idaho in 1973
•        WSU rushed for 228 yards, the most under Mike Leach at WSU.
•        WSU recorded its first fumble return for a touchdown since 2013 (Xavier Cooper, Oregon).
•        DE Nnamdi Oguayo recorded his first career start.
•        QB Tyler Hilinski, WR C.J. Dimry, OL Frederick Mauigoa and RB Alijah Lee each made their WSU debuts.
•        WR Dezmon Patmon and Dimry recorded their first career receptions.
•        James Williams' touchdown run was his first career touchdown.
•        Williams rushed for 126 yards, the most since Dwight Tardy ran for 214 hashes at UCLA in 2007.
•        Williams is the first freshman RB to post a 100-yard game since Tardy in 2006 Apple Cup
•        Luke Falk tossed three touchdown passes, upping his career total to 62, fourth in WSU history.
•        Falk threw for 226 yards. He now has 7,549 hashes, passing Cougar legends Drew Bledsoe and Ryan Leaf for fifth in program history.
•        Gabe Marks caught his 28th career TD -- third-most in WSU history and tied for 11th-most in Pac-12 history.
•        Mark caught seven passes for 59 yards, his WSU-best total now stands at 254, fourth-most in Pac-12 history.
•        River Cracraft caught four passes for 42 yards. He has caught a pass in 32 straight games.

Here are the official stats from WSU’s win over Idaho:

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