Stats and nuggets from Washington State's 37-32 win over ASU on the road

WASHINGTON STATE running backs carried the ball but seven times in Tempe and, in allowing seven sacks, the Cougs posted an eye-popping minus-52 ground yards on the night. The Sun Devils, paced by a 52-yard gallop, amassed 113 hashes on the ground – but it took the Sun Devils 35 carries to get there. Most importantly, the Cougs won the scoreboard battle, 37-32, over Arizona State. Here are the official stats plus notable nuggets.

•        WSU recorded back-to-back wins over Arizona State for the first time since 2002-03.
•        WSU beat Arizona State in Tempe for the first time since 2001, snapping a six-game skid.
•        WSU rushed for one touchdown and its 17 rushing touchdowns this season is the most since the 2005 team rushed for 20 scores.
•        Robert Taylor’s 100-yard kickoff return was the first by a Coug since Sammy Moore in 2003 at Colorado. WSU recorded its third 100-yard kickoff return (Bernard Jackson vs. UCLA – 1971, Anthony Prior vs. USC – 1991)
•        River Cracraft caught seven passes for 79 yards, his 36th-consecutive game with a reception. His career receiving yards total now stands at 2,470 hashes, sixth-most in WSU history. His 203 career grabs are the second-most in WSU history
•        Gabe Marks caught eight passes for 107 yards, upping his WSU career mark to 275 grabs, second-most in Pac-12 history. Marks is now 20 away from breaking Nelson Spruce’s all-time mark.
•        Cracraft and Marks each have 200-plus career receptions -- they are the only pair of teammates with 200-plus catches in Pac-12 history.
•        Marks’ touchdown catch was the 31st of his career, passing Dom Williams for second in WSU history, one away from Jason Hill’s top mark of 31
•        Luke Falk threw for 398 yards, upping his career total to 8,936 and passing Jason Gesser for No. 3 in WSU history. Falk threw three touchdown passes, upping his career TD total to 70 and tying Gesser for third all-time in WSU history.
•        Daniel Ekuale record his first sack of the season, second of his career.
•        Shalom Luani recorded his first career sack.
•        Erik Powell connected on a 29-yard field goal, his 25th career make, 10th-most in WSU history.
•        Robert Barber recorded his first career fumble recovery.

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