Arizona fans react as Scott Davis takes in a fumble for an apparent score. The officiating crew, replays showed, incorrectly ruled the ball down. Washington State scored the deciding touchdown three plays later.
Derting and Davis combined for 179 tackles, including 20 for losses. The tandem also had six forced fumbles on the season.
Junior punter Kyle Basler walked away with special teams most valuable player honors, averaging 43.1 yards per attempt in 2004. The Elma, Wash., native placed 19 punts inside the 20-yard line.
Senior safety Jeremy Bohannon earned both the Frank Butler and Fred Bohler Awards. The Frank Butler Award is given annually to a senior member of the team who exemplifies the "Cougar Spirit" made famous by the honors' namesake. The Fred Bohler Award is given to the senior who best embodies the inspirational qualities of the former WSU athletic director and basketball coach.
Fellow safety Hamza Abdullah captured the Laurie Niemi Award for courage and attitude.
Sam Lightbody was named the Offensive Lineman of the Year while senior Steve Cook and junior Adam Braidwood shared the Leon Bender Defensive Lineman of the Year Award.
Braidwood also won a share of the Tim Petek Strongest Man Award along with senior linebacker Pat Bennett. Running back Blair Hawkins earned the Ozzie Dire Scout Team Player of the Year.
Additional special teams awards went to Husain Abdullah (Assassin), Eric Frampton (Iron Man), and Michael Bumpus (Game Breaker).
Frank Butler Award
Laurie Niemi Award
Fred Bohler Award
Leon Bender Award (Defensive Lineman of the Year)
Offensive Lineman of the Year
Tim Petek Strongest Man Award
Ozzie Dire Scout Team Player of the Year
Defensive Most Valuable Player
SPECIAL TEAMS AWARDS
Special Teams Most Valuable Player